Alabama Governor: Pray for Rain
Alabama governor Bob Riley asked for everyone in his state to pray for rain.
No I shit you not:
With the state's weather forecasters not delivering much-needed rain, Gov. Bob Riley on Thursday turned to a higher power. The governor issued a proclamation calling for a week of prayer for rain, beginning Saturday.
Riley encouraged Alabamians to pray "individually and in their houses of worship."
"Throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for his blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty," Riley said. "This drought is without question a time of great difficulty."
You mean to tell me that Alabama has collectively prayed to God during their times of difficulty? No wonder its the sphincter of the United States!
Its amazing that this is still happening in the year 2007. Maybe they should spend some time building a desalinization plant or pushing a water conservation awareness campaign. I'm quite sure that these would be much more effective ways to address the problem than with prayers.
Prayer retards effective action. Maybe that's why prayer involves clasping your hands in some way, rendering them incapable of doing any real work.