We all have times when we might feel God is against us. But one man in Israel thinks God is particularly mean to him. So he has sought a restraining order against the divine from the Haifa Magistrate’s Court. The story was first reported on the Walla news site on Wednesday and says the request was made by a resident of Haifa, a port city in northern Israel.

The man represented himself in court. No attorney for God was present and the protocol for the hearing noted God did not turn up. But the report in Times of Israel pointed out the court did not specify how it ruled the divine was not present and not merely exercising the right to remain silent. The claimant said he had tried to obtain a restraining order from police ten times but that police had simply sent a patrol car to his house. Details of precisely what God had done to him was not mentioned in the report. READ MORE