Friday, July 15, 2011
Anticipating more extreme heat in an already extremely hot summer, here's Oklahoma's governor's plan to deal with it....
From MSNBC -- In the thick of the heat wave is Oklahoma where Gov. Mary Fallin asked Oklahomans to pray for rain this Sunday.
"The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend and ask for rain," Fallin said in a news release on Thursday.
I hate to be the one to point out the obvious, but that's not how weather works. If you accept that God goes around preventing hot weather and drought because people prayed for it, then you must also accept that God specifically intends to kill every person who dies in a tornado, hurricane, flash flood, lightening, etc.
Why not just accept that God created Earth to be a dynamic, living planet on which the weather is sometimes violent, deadly, or very uncomfortable? What happens when it doesn't rain? Can Oklahomans conclude that God has abandoned them? Considering Mike Stoops' inability to win a bowl game, I'd say that's a foregone conclusion already.....heh heh.