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« : January 27, 2010, 04:42:09 PM From A»

Nice Paradox

 In a small town in America, a person decided to open up his bar
business, which was right opposite to a church. The church & 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 church folk were rather smug in their outlook
after that, till The bar owner sued the church authorities for
$2million on the grounds that the church through its congregation &
prayers was ultimately responsible For the demise of his bar shop,
either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all
responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to
the bar shop's demise. In support of their claim they referred to the
Benson study at Harvard that inter-cessionary prayer had no impact !

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the
paperwork and at the hearing and commented:

'I don't know how I am 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 church and its devotees that doesn't.'

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« #1 : June 09, 2010, 06:31:08 PM From hatsuseno»

That's no paradox, that's what it means to be a hypocrite.
« #2 : June 09, 2010, 11:48:34 PM From D-d-d-d»

Not a paradox. At all.
« #3 : June 14, 2010, 09:08:35 PM From Kale»

I agree, it's not a paradox at all since it does not contradict itself but rather contradicts the ways of society.
« #4 : June 15, 2010, 04:40:02 AM From Wes»

It's not a contradiction, nor is it a paradox. It's a solid case of hypocrisy on the part of the church and a case of opportunism on the part of the bar owner.
That being said, it's just a short story. It's not even a good short story.
« #5 : June 21, 2010, 07:17:58 AM From glomerulus»

I agree with everything that Wes said.
« #6 : June 21, 2010, 09:40:35 AM From drew»

Great story! Obviously the judge should rule in favor of the church.. but given the circumstances i think that judge should ALSO pull the churches tax-exempt status!
« #7 : July 22, 2010, 04:06:37 PM From momo»

that's stupid the truth is, the bar owner belives in the prayer that gives him $2million not in the prayer itself...
« #8 : August 08, 2010, 02:25:50 AM From Goomba»

funny irony tis all it is
« #9 : November 07, 2010, 07:28:34 AM From Mia»

That was very very interesting.  Thanks for sharing. :)
« #10 : April 24, 2011, 10:41:35 PM From agustin»

it is clearly a case of hipocrasy, what the bar owner thinks doesnt matter what matters is that the church and devotees dont believe in the power of prayer or pretend not believing in the power of prayer which is much worse
« #11 : May 08, 2011, 08:06:33 AM From Alex»

re: wes
just shut up and enjoy the story
« #12 : July 29, 2011, 06:10:40 AM From hari»

Lol funny. But what is paradox according to others?
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