Check out the Associated Press photograph of Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, who wants to sue God for “ma[king] terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspir[ing] fear and caus[ing] ‘widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants'”:

If you’re not catching the AP’s little joke, it is a play on the nimbus, a device used by artists of the Middle Ages to portray a subject’s holiness. The practice extends to the pre-Christian Hellenic period, where it was used to distinguish gods and heroes. Examples: