In a small Texas town, a new bar/tavern started a building to open up their business.
The local Baptist church started a campaign with petitions and prayers to block the
bar from opening.
Work progressed, however, right up till the week before opening, when a lightning
strike hit 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, through either 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.