blunt essays with sharp points
Dec 5, 2010 3:30 PM–A folk tale, origin unknown.
In a small, conservative town, a sign went up in front of a small building under construction saying that it was to be a new tavern.
The local Baptist church started a campaign of prayer and petitions to block the bar from opening.
Construction progressed steadily, but the week before it was to open, lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.
The church folks were smug about this turn of affairs until the bar owner sued the church, saying that the church was either directly or indirectly responsible for his building being destroyed. The church vehemently denied that it had any responsibility at all in the matter.
At the hearing, the judge listened to the attorneys for both sides, then
This is a most unusual case. Although no one has stated it this way, two
things are obvious. What we have here are a bar owner who believes in the power
of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t!
December 09, 2010 12:03 PM–It's interesting how we don't always want to take responsibility for what we pray for... This is great! It exposes our need to evaluate what we pray for on a whole other level that we should have been considering all along.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes they fool you by walking upright.
What part of “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” don’t you understand?
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. —Terry Pratchett
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig. —Robert Heinlein
Do not ask why the past was better than the present, for this is not a question prompted by wisdom. —Ecclesiastes 7:10
Power lines abruptly stopped causing cancer in 1997 after the U.S. National Cancer Institute conducted a better study. —Robert Parks
Встретимся под столом! (Vstretimsja pod stolom: To meeting you under the table!)
The more you cry, the less you’ll pee.
Relish the love of a good woman.
It’ll never get better if you keep picking at it. —advice from Judge “Maximum” Bob Gibbs