Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ah, Texas, You Never Disappoint!

Now, there's nothing funny about drought and wildfire.  We Californians are familiar with both on an all too regular basis.  But the Governor of Texas is calling for a day of prayer  urging "Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers...for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal and robust way of life."

I have a number of thoughts on this statement.  Not least of which is the usual one – doesn’t an omniscient God already know that there’s a drought going on? And if he does, why doesn’t he just send the rains to fix it? 

But also, don’t most of those “faiths and traditions” in Texas and throughout the world spend most of their time making the case that only their particular prayers are effective, because only they have the right “truth?”  So wouldn’t those with the real truth be joining forces with those who are inspired by the Devil, and if you send those prayers jointly, wouldn’t that be like crossing the beams in Ghostbusters?  Wouldn’t all manner of terrible fury be unleashed? 

I’m just asking.

But, go ahead, valiant Texans.  Raise your voices to the heavens and, perhaps, after he’s sprinkled some rain on your parched croplands, he’ll also wipe out those pesky evolutionists so you can get some good Bible science taught in your schools.

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