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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    There can be only two outcomes:

    It rains. "God answered our prayers."

    It doesn't rain. "It's God's will."










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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rev Kros View Post
    Thank you for the welcome!

    By promoting religion they are violating the idea of separation of church and state.
    And let's be real here, the religion is christianity. Tell me, is the the Gov. of OKLAHOMA speaking to muslims, hindus, ect? I think not.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I'm not willing to yield the point that he did promote religion, BUT: he didn't - not one. That's like saying AA promotes religion. It doesn't. If a chair is your higher power, and it can get you through, then have at it.
    Do you pray to your chair?
    People user Prayer to try and communicate to a deity.

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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 suppose in Sanfransicko it might be silly. But considering the fact the vast majority of Americans are religious it is not a silly to ask people to pray for rain.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    There can be only two outcomes:

    It rains. "God answered our prayers."

    It doesn't rain. "It's God's will."
    No.

    It rains. "God answered our prayers."

    It doesn't rain. "God is angry with our tolerance of homosexuals."

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    And let's be real here, the religion is christianity. Tell me, is the the Gov. of OKLAHOMA speaking to muslims, hindus, ect? I think not.
    He's asking everybody to pray. If he'd meant God, he could or would have said God. He didn't. He said 'higher power.' I'm not big on second-guessing people.

    I already took it to my Facebook page, also asking for candles and crystals. Whatever works. If a person has any faith in anything, I'm sure Oklahomans will appreciate the support.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rev Kros View Post
    Do you pray to your chair?
    People user Prayer to try and communicate to a deity.
    My sister has 30 years of sobriety. Atheists get sober too, y'know?

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    OR! He was shooting for California, and his aim is for ****.
    Maybe thats why California has all those wild fires.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I suppose in Sanfransicko it might be silly. But considering the fact the vast majority of Americans are religious it is not a silly to ask people to pray for rain.
    At least you can gather data and present evidence of a city being "sicko", unlike religion.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    He's asking everybody to pray. If he'd meant God, he could or would have said God. He didn't. He said 'higher power.' I'm not big on second-guessing people.

    I already took it to my Facebook page, also asking for candles and crystals. Whatever works. If a person has any faith in anything, I'm sure Oklahomans will appreciate the support.
    Be very careful what you ask for, god/s/esses see things their own ways.


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