There’s been instances in the US of trying to sue God – but apparently in India it actually happens: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-35629805 and leads to some strange court rulings such as “gods and goddesses were meant to be worshiped, and not dragged into commercial activities like share trading". Many cases seem to be about property: the monkey god Hanuman was sued for land grabbing, actually a dispute between a roadside temple and a government department who considered it an obstruction. It was intended that the papers were served on the temple managers, but were nailed to the statue of the red-faced god himself – much to the embarrassment of the red-faced government officials.
In this increasingly litigious age I was wondering who we might sue here. Maybe some celebrities for promoting conspicuous consumption, or perhaps ‘our’ football/rugby/cricket team for disappointing us with their performance. Or perhaps advertising companies for their hoardings which obscure the natural world and soak us in unwanted desires.
But then it all seems so much effort – I think I’ll go back to meditation. Ruth