Friday, November 16, 2007

Atlanta's Free-Thought Society Demonstrates Against Rain-prayers

On Tuesday Georgia governor Sonny Perdue led a public prayer service asking God to end the drought in his state. While this was taking place, there was a counter-demonstration against this church-state separation violation by a group called the Atlanta Freethought Society. They quote Matthew 6:5-6 and his rebuke: 'when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites...But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret.'

It rained 14/100 of an inch in Atlanta yesterday. Fundamentalist Christians saw that as an answer to their prayers. Concurrently, however, the same storm tore the roof off of a Baptist church in Tennessee. That area received over 4 inches of rain.

No doubt there was a strange conflict of karma over Atlanta on Tuesday. The 'spirits' received mixed messages which may be responsible for the awkward results. Perhaps the god-of-the-world was too busy in other places around the globe to find the time to adequately prepare a rain event for Atlanta. With all of the other concerns of human suffering and death, especially at the hands of military forces, the god-of-the-earth no doubt relegated the green lawns of suburban Atlanta to the back burner.

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