Thursday, November 15, 2007

Praying Up a Storm

For years conservationists have been preaching that we need to conserve. Now the southeast is in one of the worst droughts in history. We have been bombarded with pictures of docks and boats laying on dry land and video footage of the trash that use to be buried under water. But the sight the other day was by far the most shocking thing I could have seen.

Governor Purdue and members of his legislature gathered on the steps of the state capitol, joined hands and literally tried to pray up a storm. Some of the same people who voted to remove the ten commandments from the courthouses throughout Georgia, could be seen praying for rain.

How ironic is that? I guess it is true what they say, when you hit rock bottom and don't know what else to do, you turn to prayer. I hope the divine power that watches over us has a sense of humor, because that sure was amusing.

Since they are in the praying mood, I think the preacher who resided over the prayer session could have thrown in some other important issues like:
- Praying for the safety of our neighborhoods, school and playgrounds
- Praying that empathy and consideration returns to civilization
- Praying that common sense prevails when stupidity seems to be the norm
- Praying for a more peaceful and happy existence for the people you represent

Add of all of these things to your list, dear Georgia legislative, the next time you want to pray up a storm.

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