Suppose that an asteroid in near-earth orbit is on a collision course towards Earth
|Its orbit and mass are
known to an adequate degree of accuracy, but funds must be allocated by
Congress so that the executive branch can develop the means to direct
that asteroid away from its fatal course.
|The Supreme Court has
determined that the people of the United States trust God, and a
majority of the Congress believes that the U.S. should not interfere
with God's will. No action is being taken, either by Congress or the
executive branch, which also defers to acts of God.
|Atheists contest the
inaction of Congress by suing the executive branch, asking the courts
to overrule both Congress and the executive branch to protect Earth
from a destructive impact by that asteroid, but the courts decide
that atheists do not have standing on the grounds that their beliefs
are inconsistent with the Constitution, and nor do they or any other
species of plants or animals have standing to sue, because they have no religion.
|Protective action is
therefore left up to Russia and Vladimir Putin, because that
nation's leaders have no fear of God. However, Russia does not have the
technical means or funds to develop any protective action, so they use
what funds they do have to modify the outcome of the U.S. elections so
as to elect a government who also does not fear God. Protective
action is thereby assured, and Earth is saved from the religious
beliefs of the U.S. people. Therefore, our president becomes more
powerful than God because of the benevolence of Vladimir Putin and the people of Russia.