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The power of prayer


                                 ONLY IN TEXAS...

Texas Beer Joint Sues Church In Mt.Vernon, Texas.

Drummond's Bar began construction on expansion of their building to increase their business.

In response, the local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from expanding with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up until the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground!

After the bar burning to the ground by a lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about  "the power of prayer ", until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church . . ."was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means."

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.

The judge read through the plaintiff's complaint and  the defendant's reply, and at the opening hearing he commented   "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears from the paperwork  that we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that now does not."

Tom Cruising

Judders Lady... wrote:

Americans... who'd have em'?    

I'd have Angelina - Oh yeah!

I would suggest that if prayer works, then God clearly exists.

And if God exists, then surely we should abide by his laws. So if he decided to destroy the bar, then it must be an ethical and good thing to do.

So no case to answer.

I was trying to show how a logical flow of premises would lead the judge to a potential conclusion. I wasn't discussing or commenting on my own beliefs.

If I was to bring my own beliefs into this - it's in Texas. It's full of "Texans".
I understand they are still classified as human.

I posted this in the joke section as I'm reasonable sure it's just a legend that circulates from time to time.

All the same it's food for thought.

If the congregation prayed and a subsequent lightening strike burnt the bar to the ground it is NOT a proof for the existence of god. Of course the congregation would be persuaded to see it as proof/confirmation of their beliefs. A chance for the pastor/elders to whip u a bit of spiritual hysteria .... as they do.

So if I were the prosecutor and I'd got wind of the fact that the congregation had prayed for the destruction of the bar I'd require a full report to prove that it was indeed the lightening strike that had precipitated the fire ..... I'd suspect arson at the same time as the storm to make it look as if it was a strike.

Not saying I don't trust Texan Baptist's of course

If it was the lightening strike and it was to be regarded as an 'act of god' I'd give Billy Connolly a ring for some advice

But really for goodness sake it was just a  blickin' joke ..... a swipe at believers and none believers alike!

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