Church rejects power of prayer!

A humourous little clip from a past issue of the CLARKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT

Texas beer joint sues church…

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.”

via Texas beer joint sues church… | | Clarke County Democrat.

6 responses to “Church rejects power of prayer!

  1. In any situation, in any crisis or moment of good fortune, in any time of triumph or tragedy, it’s important to remember one thing…

    Prayer works.
    Except when it doesn’t.

    Proving the Power of Prayer


  2. Maybe Alex – but a good one.

    You must have your time cut out following blogs posting this at the moment. I have seen the same comment elesewhere.

    What is your motivation?


  3. Snopes is an excellent website for hunting down urban myths. I’ve used it myself many times. These stories can be very convincing (indeed I was fooled into believing it was real) but Alex has done the right thing and dug a bit further.


  4. Many says this is real incident as some augues it is a cermon related to the faith on prayer…
    Do we get some related proofs such as images, news paper editoroals, to spread over the congregation in supporting their faith… Please do some helpful…


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