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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There seems to be a problem here where people do not read their quotes that are in my reply and then wonder what is being discussed. I quoted your complaint in my reply.

    Watch. Your quote which was in my reply.



    I quote that and reply: Your complaints will continued to be ignored as you are wrong.

    Understand how it works?
    I've got the concept of how the forum works. Thanks for clearing that up.

    I didn't see that quote as a complaint though.

    com·plaint (km-plnt)
    n.
    1. An expression of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.
    2. A cause or reason for complaining; a grievance.
    3.
    a. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
    b. The symptom or distress about which a patient seeks medical assistance.
    4. Law
    a. The presentation by the plaintiff in a civil action, setting forth the claim on which relief is sought.
    b. A formal charge, made under oath, of the commission of a crime or other such offense.
    I guess maybe 4b applies... but not really. Is that what you meant?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, there certainly isn't. Between you and scientists, I'm going with scientists. They happen to know a little something something about....science. Go figure.
    And the science regarding THIS particular drought as opposed to every OTHER drought...hmmm...

    it MUST be AGW...right?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I most certainly do not want my politicians telling me to pray. Stick to doing your job.
    My Fellow Americans:

    Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

    And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

    Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

    Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

    They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

    They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

    Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

    And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

    Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

    Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

    And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

    Thy will be done, Almighty God.

    Amen.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why don't you guys take this to another thread about "climate change".....
    This is a thread about climate change..................and how some think the solution is prayer.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And the science regarding THIS particular drought as opposed to every OTHER drought...hmmm...

    it MUST be AGW...right?
    I'm just saying. I can go with your hysterics on this issue, or overall data and analysis by scientists. On this case, the scientists are going to win. My main point to you in all this is that your dogma concerning global warming is just as strong and consuming as those you are rallying against. Same coin, different sides.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    And FDR was wrong too. There, so how easy that is?

    Prayers didn't win the war. The sacrifices (read, blood, sweat, tears, loss of life and limb) of men and women with skin on them did.

    Spare me the historical reference. I concede that he wasn't the first politician to play the prayer card.

    Those who don't learn from history...
    Last edited by Top Cat; 07-19-11 at 10:06 PM.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I havent ever apologized for religion..
    That of course explains how you run around defending the actions of those on the religious right despite having zero facts to support your argument. Yeah, I'd certainly call that an apology.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Do you live in OK? Texas? If not then you have no say, or buisness, in what thier gov says or does.
    Apparently you don't catch on quickly. It's is the "business" of citizens the actions of their elected officials. No I don't live in Texas. "Thank God"




    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
    Never said he didn't have the right to say what he wanted to say. But it certainly flies in the face of intelligence.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    And FDR was wrong too. There, so how easy that is?

    Prayers didn't win the war. The sacrifices (read, blood, sweat, tears, loss of life and limb) of men and women with skin on them did.

    Spare me the historical reference. I concede that he wasn't the first politician to play the prayer card.

    Those who don't learn from history...
    Thanks, Santayana, but perhaps you should question the lack of harm caused by it and the increased morale, and unity in purpose resulting from such simple gestures of humility and hope.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Pray the weather, only not God.
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