Tuesday, October 7, 2008


In a small town, a person decided to open up his bar business, Which was
right opposite to the Temple? The Temple & its congregation started a
campaign to block the Bar from opening with petitions and prayed daily
against his business.

Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to
open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the Bar and it was
burnt to the ground.

The temple folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the
Bar owner sued the Temple authorities on the grounds that the Temple
through its congregation & prayers was ultimately responsible for the
demise of his bar shop, either through direct or indirect actions or

In its reply to the court, the temple vehemently denied all
responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the
bar shop's demise. As the case made its way into court, the judge looked
over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:

"I don't know how I'm going to decide this case, but it appears from the
paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer and
we have an entire temple and its devotees that doesn't."

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