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October 09, 2007

A matter of faith

Lou sends this funny story.

A man started construction on a new tavern in a small, conservative town. The local Baptist church began a campaign to block the pub from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed on the new tavern, though, right up till the week before opening - when a lightning strike hit the building and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the tavern owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the destruction of his building: either through direct or indirect actions and/or means. The church vehemently denied all responsibility for or any connection to the building's destruction in its reply to the court.

When the case came up for a hearing, the judge looked over the paperwork and commented, "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears that we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer and an entire church congregation that doesn't!"

Posted by joke du jour at October 9, 2007 07:02 PM

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That’s great. Is this just a funny anecdote or do you have reason to think this really happened? I’d love to know if it did.

Posted by: Butch at October 14, 2007 05:57 AM

That’s great. Is this just a funny anecdote or do you have reason to think this really happened? I’d love to know if it did.

Posted by: Butch at October 14, 2007 06:00 AM

Don't know, Butch. I would guess it's just a story but maybe Lou can tell us.

Posted by: JdJ at October 14, 2007 10:47 AM

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