“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Goethe...ie "Show me the Law!!!"
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A Very Wise Judge
TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE! (Check out judge's comment on last paragraph of this article)
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 defendant's 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."