Praying for Rain

Our noble born-again Georgia Governor held a prayer vigil yesterday at the capitol to pray for rain. If you’re not aware, Georgia is in an historic drought at this time.

Weather today? Unseasonably warm, 20% chance of showers.

My question: If it rains tonight, will this be seen as “the answer”? Of course, if it does shower tonight, the forecast is for very little of it. I would think this could be interpreted as a tease. Would Governor Perdue’s god be deemed a terrible prankster; giving us just a taste of what is needed?

I find this sort of thing a ridiculous political sop to the GOP’s right-leaning religious base. This sort of crap causes me to want to be a Pastafarian. We might as well hit up the homeopathic remedy producers to walk around spitting on the sidewalk (because we know that less is more in homeopathy).

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5 Responses to Praying for Rain

  1. Tom says:

    You would fit right in as a Pastafarian. Come join us in some great religious satire.

  2. Bill says:

    I gave Jenn the Pirates vs. Global Warming mug for her birthday a while back. Plus I’ve got a “touched by his noodly appendage” t-shirt. The one with God reaching out with his hand, but being subsititued by FSM.

  3. Annie says:

    I still have issue with the Pirates v. Global Warming graph. The X axis is backwards. Since when do values go from high to low as you move from left to right?

    Just because some poor saps can’t wrap their silly little brains around a negative correlation?

  4. Annie says:

    Hey, the husband just pointed this about FSM to me. Apparently, Pastafarianism is getting some serious evaluation.

  5. Bill says:

    This has been making the rounds of almost every single blog I read. I guess that indicates what kinds of blogs I frequent.

    It points out some of the cultural legacy that religion has right now, and how much is accepted because “that’s the way I was raised.”

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