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Unlike Baptist Church, Bar owner Believes in Power of Prayer

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Skwim, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Skwim

    Skwim Well-Known Member

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    "In a small Texas town, ( Mt. Vernon ) Drummond’s bar began construction on a new building to increase their business.. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up till the week before opening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

    The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, 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.

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

    As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork. At the hearing he commented, “I don't know how I’m going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not.”
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    Gotta love those Baptists.[​IMG]
     
  2. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    That's cute.

    No lawyer in his/her right mind would take this to court. They would be just as fruity as... well, the story itself.
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    I've seen stranger cases.
    Tis a corollary of Murphy's law, that anything that can be litigated will be litigated.
     
  4. Skwim

    Skwim Well-Known Member

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    'taint whether you win the case, but whether you get payed for trying.
     
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  5. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    ha!

    taint
     
  6. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur Staff Member Premium Member

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    Well... if you ask someone to burn down a building, but don't compensate them at all for doing it, can you legally be at fault if the burning burns down?

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    Hehe. "if the burning burns down". Burning should be building.
     
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  7. Skwim

    Skwim Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how Baptists approach their god in supplication, but I assume it's on the basis of, "You do this for us and we will do this for you."
     
  8. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hm. Good point. They may not be off the hook afterall.
     
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