Man Files For Restraining Order Against God

A man has accused God of being unfair to him for the past three years, and he’s decided he’s not going to stand for it. An Israeli man, David Shoshan, says he’s grown tired of God “interfering with his life,” and he went to court to prove it. He’s petitioned the court for a restraining order against God, and says he expected the court to take action in order to prevent any further interference from his creator.

Mr. Shoshan says he feels God has had a very negative attitude about him for the past three years, but nothing has been done about it. Apparently, he hasn’t been able to answer any questions regarding how he knew this. This is not the first time he’s sought such an order. According to Fox News, he claims to have been trying to get the restraining order from the police for the entire three years, with no success. Instead, to his displeasure, they’ve sent police cars to his house 10 times over that period. Shoshan’s case was filed in the Haifa Magistrate’s Court. Haifa is a port city in Northern Israel.

“For the past three years, He started to treat me harshly and not nicely. I complained to the police many times.”

After many calls to the police over the past 36 months, the man complained that the police took no action. It remains unclear what actions the man expected them to take. In a report from the Daily Mail, the man claims that the Israeli police told him to file for the restraining order.

Ahsan Canaan, the judge presiding over the case, has flatly rejected his request, calling the entire premise “ludicrous,” according to the Huffington Post. Canaan even suggested the man seek help from someone outside of a court setting because the problems Shoshan has are not the type of problem the courts can solve. Shoshan made the decision to represent himself, and the defendant, his creator, didn’t make an appearance in the courtroom, according to reports. Several people witnessing these proceedings laughed, even making jokes about how no one can prove that God wasn’t present, choosing to remain silent, according to a report from Christian Today.

“The Israel police asked me to take out a restraining order.”


Shockingly, Mr. Shoshan is not the first to seek legal action against God. A Nebraska state senator attempted to sue God in 2007. State Senator Ernie Chambers told the court that God had caused “fearsome floods, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes,” says a story from NBC News.

That case, of course, was also overturned. Judge Marlon Polk, who officiated over the case, ruled against awarding the restraining order.

“Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant, this action will be dismissed with prejudice.”

Man files for restraining order Hand on Bible [Photo by pool/Getty Images]In another case, a Romanian man filed a lawsuit against God for not protecting him from the devil. Pavel Mircea, who is serving a 20-year murder sentence, filed the suit because he’d previously initiated a contract with God at his baptism, but that God hadn’t kept his side of the deal. The bargain had stated that God would protect him, but that instead of protecting him from all evils, God had handed him over to Satan. The man claimed that Satan was the one who inspired him to kill someone. The judge in that case stated that God isn’t a person in the eyes of the law.

In more than one case, the judges have claimed that since God doesn’t have a physical address or a legal residence, and the courts can’t act on any form of punishment against God, the cases couldn’t stand.

Although Shoshan’s case was overturned, there are no reports stating that he was willing to give up on the idea of punishing God for punishing him. The man insisted he deserved a restraining order against God since God had interfered with his life too much. Observers couldn’t help but wonder if this man will be pleased with his “final judgement.” It is still unknown whether the man sought mental health treatment.

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