Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Apropos our comments yesterday on the Nebraska legislator who's suing God, philosophy professor Patrick O'Donnell writes to note that the man-sues-God theme was the subject of a 2001 Australian film, The Man Who Sued God. In the flick, a lawyer whose marine insurance doesn't include coverage for "acts of God" decides to sue the Big Fella. O'Donnell says the film is "delightful" and actually raises some interesting issues about the role of churches in society and the practices of big insurance companies.
From the film's description, it appears that the Australian courts let him get all the way to trial on his complaint. It is a comedy, after all.