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Old 04-21-2011, 05:25 PM  
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Texas governor calls for prayers for rain

Texas governor calls for prayers for rain amid fires | Reuters

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:23 AM  
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I'm confused as to the point of this thread. Are you mocking him for praying? I'm going to make a note to pray tonight for rain to help out those firefighters. Would you like to mock me, too? Does it offend you that I pray?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:09 PM  
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I'm confused as to the point of this thread. Are you mocking him for praying? I'm going to make a note to pray tonight for rain to help out those firefighters. Would you like to mock me, too? Does it offend you that I pray?
Because someone voted so highly is doing something absurd...

christians will consider it funny that the indians danced for rain, but if you want to pray for rain that's perfectly normal At least the Indians put some effort and a show on for their "god" to expect rain, christians just demand it.

Instead of real solutions to a problem religion is used as tactic to build a voter base without doing anything meaningful
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:37 PM  
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Because someone voted so highly is doing something absurd...

christians will consider it funny that the indians danced for rain, but if you want to pray for rain that's perfectly normal At least the Indians put some effort and a show on for their "god" to expect rain, christians just demand it.

Instead of real solutions to a problem religion is used as tactic to build a voter base without doing anything meaningful
Who said christians consider it funny that indians danced for rain? Where'd you get that from?

And when you pray, you ask for things - you don't "demand". Well, you shouldn't, at least.

Maybe it's not a ploy for a voter base? Maybe just honest goodwill towards man? I know, crazy - let that soak in for minute...
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:44 PM  
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Widlfires are raging in west and north Texas, 100 percent of the state is under drought conditions with little hope of relief in sight, but Governor Rick Perry has a plan: Pray.
Perry formally announced today that he is setting aside three days for Texans to officially pray for rain.

Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, have been designated "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."

"Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer," Perry said. "It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires, and for the safety of the brave firefighters and emergency management officials who have worked tirelessly to protect lives and property around the state."

Perry asked "Texans of all faiths and religious traditions" to pray for relief.

Those prayers, one assumes, would be directed at the same deity that is allowing the drought to persist.

But maybe He just likes to make people beg for it.
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Hah wow, you've clearly put some serious effort and time into this whole pray for rain-mocking thing! Good work!

You're absolutely right - religion isn't logical whatsoever! That's kind of the point...
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:31 PM  
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I firmly believe in equal opportunity Jake. (hope those Palestinians were real specific about what they wanted raining from their skies)
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Hah wow, you've clearly put some serious effort and time into this whole pray for rain-mocking thing! Good work!

You're absolutely right - religion isn't logical whatsoever! That's kind of the point...
No, a lot of it is logical, but it's based in fallacy.

By the way, no rain. Not proof either way, just saying.
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Alright alright, I'm not going to turn this into a religion-fest on you guys, so I'll resist
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:35 AM  
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Alright alright, I'm not going to turn this into a religion-fest on you guys, so I'll resist
I thought that's why we are all here?
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