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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It makes people frightened by the unknown feel more at ease, its sort of like a drug or placebo effect.
    Sort of like smoking pot?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sort of like smoking pot?
    Does about as much good in the area of problem solving, if that is what you mean.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Does about as much good in the area of problem solving, if that is what you mean.
    No, I was addressing your statement. Your statement didn't deal with how well it worked to solve ones problems only in how one feels about the problems.

    It makes people frightened by the unknown feel more at ease, its sort of like a drug or placebo effect.

    Sort of like smoking pot?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    No, I was addressing your statement. Your statement didn't deal with how well it worked to solve ones problems only in how one feels about the problems.

    It makes people frightened by the unknown feel more at ease, its sort of like a drug or placebo effect.

    Sort of like smoking pot?
    My meaning was that prayer is as effective at problem solving as your example of smoking pot (or a placebo, take your pick)!
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My meaning was that prayer is as effective at problem solving as your example of smoking pot (or a placebo, take your pick)!
    O.K. So can I take it that you have a problem with people dealing with their problems in these other ways also?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    As long as we are on this subject …. . I'm just wondering … is it mostly liberals at that are Atheists???

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My meaning was that prayer is as effective at problem solving as your example of smoking pot (or a placebo, take your pick)!
    Or smoking crack? Man...what kind of an idiot would both advocate for prayer as a political figure AND have a history of smoking crack while being an elected official.

    You must truly HATE Obama because his skin color for saying such things...

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    LOL, silly

    'Massive heat wave' on way; Okla. tries prayer - Weather - msnbc.com

    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.
    Fallin on Thursday also issued a ban on outdoor burning for the western half of the state because of the extreme drought conditions.

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    Prayer does not work, never has, never will. There is ZERO scientific evidence. it only give people that warm fuzzy feeling.
    I haven't read the rest of this thread, so I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but while praying for good weather indeed has never hurt anyone, the same could be said for environmental restrictions which would help reduce the likelihood of heat waves and droughts from happening in the first place.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I haven't read the rest of this thread, so I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but while praying for good weather indeed has never hurt anyone, the same could be said for environmental restrictions which would help reduce the likelihood of heat waves and droughts from happening in the first place.
    What restrictions would prevent heat waves?
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    O.K. So can I take it that you have a problem with people dealing with their problems in these other ways also?
    Not at all, they can do as they please but neither does anything to deal with their problems, it just makes them feel better. That was my point.
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