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    Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    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.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    A little prayer never hurt anyone.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    of course it doesnt, but it makes people look silly and foolish. Especially when the government tells you to pray.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    of course it doesnt, but it makes people look silly and foolish. Especially when the government tells you to pray.
    Because obviously God is just a make-believe cartoon super action hero brought about by our superstitions and fears.

    Save it. We've heard it before. We're just not as intelligent as you.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Because obviously God is just a make-believe cartoon super action hero brought about by our superstitions and fears.

    Save it. We've heard it before. We're just not as intelligent as you.
    Wow! I have to agree

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Because obviously God is just a make-believe cartoon super action hero brought about by our superstitions and fears.

    Save it. We've heard it before. We're just not as intelligent as you.
    Oh i got a chuckle out of this.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Well, for one thing; we both know it won't hurt anything, right? And Oklahoma is huge "Bible belt" territory. Two, it helps all those people who currently feel incredibly powerless, because there is not Jack they can do, to feel like they're actually doing something. And who knows. Stranger things have happened (and frequently do).

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Nothing wrong with asking God to send rain. I applaud the governor for doing this.
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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    God called, said he doesn't really like Oklahoma all that much, so he will not interfere with the weather for them.

    Better luck next time.

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    Re: Gov. urges Oklahomans to pray for rain

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Nothing wrong with asking God to send rain. I applaud the governor for doing this.
    Earlier this year Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Texans to pray for rain because of the drought there.
    Apparently there's a precedent.

    OK, though; he didn't even say 'God.'

    “I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering their prayers for rain,” Fallin said. “For the safety of our firefighters and our communities and the well-being of our crops and livestock, this state needs the current drought to come to an end. 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.”
    Read more: Oklahoma governor asks for prayers for rain | NewsOK.com

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