In a small mid western conservative town, a new bar/tavern started a building to open up their business.
The local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed, however right up till the week before opening, when lightning stroke the bar and it burned to the ground.
The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till 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 buildings demise in its reply to the court.
As the case made it’s 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, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner that believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t!”
The new priest is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older priest to sit in on his sessions.
The new priest hears a couple of confessions, then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.
The old priest suggests, “Cross your arms over your chest, and rub your chin with one hand…. and try saying things like……. “Yes, I see,” and “Yes, go on,” and “I understand.”
The new priest crosses his arms, rubs his chin with one hand and repeats all the suggested remarks to the old priest.
The old priest says, “Now, don’t you think that’s a little better than slapping your knee and saying, “No shit .. what happened next??”
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