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tiderus
16-06-2012, 19:46
Here's a story I picked up a few days ago, that's worth a read.

TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES LOCAL CHURCHOVER LIGHTNING STRIKE!

A bar called Drummond's (in Mt Vernon, Texas) began construction on an expansion of their building, hoping to "grow" their business.

In response, the local Southern Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from expanding - petitions, prayers, etc.

About a week before the bar's grand re-opening, a bolt of lightning struck the bar and burned it to the ground!

Afterward, the church folks were rather smug - bragging about "the power of prayer".

The angry bar owner eventually sued the church on grounds that the church "was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building,

through direct actions or indirect means."

Of course, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.

The judge read carefully through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendants' reply.

He then opened the hearing by saying: "I don't know how I'm going to decide this,

but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now believes in the power of prayer,

and an entire church congregation that does not."

True story!!

Rgd's Graham.

John H
16-06-2012, 22:06
Nice story but once again an urban myth, I'm afraid - see snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages (http://www.snopes.com) among other sources. :D

tiderus
17-06-2012, 05:52
Tried Snopes before I submitted it John. Tried again but keep getting nothing found.

Was suprised by the amount of material on there now,

So many sub sections, probably in one of those as the general search couldn't find it.

Maybe wev'e found a new game? Can't do much else with all this rain forcast. :lol-049:

Rgd's Graham.

sagart
17-06-2012, 07:54
Billy Connolly...."The man who sued God"


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