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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 01:04PM

"Governor urges Utahns to ask God to end the drought, because that's how we solve problems now"



"Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) is asking residents to join him in a "weekend of prayer" for rain amid a statewide drought emergency."

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/556888-utah-gov-asks-residents-to-join-him-in-weekend-of-prayer-for-rain


https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna9600878

I think the governor should pray for books on human-caused global warming.



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Posted by: Dr. No ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 01:07PM

Why, "thoughts & prayers" works so well. Put it on everything.

It's like Windex.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 01:23PM

At least Windex is wet.

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Posted by: Dr. No ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 10:10AM

however inane these are at least (debatably) actions.
The recognition of an actual state of reality is truly remarkable.

Typical of these types is:

"Drought?
What drought?
Where?
Why, verily verily, there is an overabundance of rainfall."

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: June 08, 2021 01:37PM

...but he/she'll only say No. ;-)

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 01:43PM

this drought is a catastrophe waiting to mature, with the 'Saints' in the bullseye.

If God doesn't save 'his people' from a catastrophe...

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Posted by: outta the cult ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 01:58PM

What do they think god wants? A drought, or a ton of groveling?

If god doesn't really want a drought, but is sending them one just for some serious groveling, then god is a dick.

If he does want a drought, then god is still a dick. And all the groveling in the world won't change his mind.

But I guess they think that if enough of them grovel, god will change his mind.

But I thought the church's current position is that prayer isn't supposed to change the eternal god's mind, but to bring the groveler into harmony with god's will, which is to say that god will do whatever he wants anyway, so prayer isn't going to change anything.

So which is it, mormons?

In any event, god is a dick.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 02:07PM

God is teaching a lesson / lessons:

- Not enough tithing

- Not enough Temples / temple attendance

- Failure(s) of missionaries

- Not enough babies which is a result of (young) people 'hanging out', staying / being single & happy..

more failures?

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 02:05PM

So far the prayers are not working. SLC had its earliest 100 degree day on record, Thursday. The 10 day forecast doesn't have a single "partly cloudy" icon.

The guv got some pushback on calling for prayer, as a government official. He defended his call. I was not much convinced. I'd quote his rebuttal statement, but I can't find it.

ETA: now there are 2 partly cloudy icons for this coming week. I guess the Sunday prayers have more powerful juju.



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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 02:10PM

Fluctuations in weather are a phenomenon of nature.
They occur occasionally and have nothing to do with theology. Praying will not change natural flow. It just happens.
It is sometimes referred to as "life happening."
The being to whic we have attached the label "God"is not now nor, has he ever, going to interfere with the natural course of events!!!



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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 02:30PM

Oh, yeah!? Well what about the crickets and seagulls?

And who do you think sent that once-in-a-lifetime tornado to SLC, that damaged (in order)
1) some gay bars
2) the Jazz arena, aka our sports temple
3) the Temple Square north visitor's center
4) the Conference Center, under construction at the time
5) City Creek Canyon, that crunchy granola environmentalist hiking spot
6) the Avenues, a place filled with Democrats.

Looks like the hand of God to me.

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Posted by: wondering ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 02:48PM

But what about those praying it won’t rain until they get their roof fixed?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 03:03PM

Roofing is an abomination to the most high god bc it might interfere with receiving (not sending!) revelations / inspiration;

god works in mysterious ways, don't ya know?



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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 03:49PM

Tough crowd when all you can do is laugh like Edward G. Robinson and ask, “Where is your God now?”.

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Posted by: lurking in ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 04:02PM

Stop paying tithing until the rain falls.

(Two can play *that* game.)

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 04:10PM

Brilliant!

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Posted by: lurking in ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 02:26AM

It's like I told my last landlord: "I'll pay my rent when you turn the utilities back on. I don't care what your court orders say!"

;-)

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Posted by: Space Pineapple ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 04:22PM

Moronic, of course, but at least this politician actually believes climate change is a real thing. You can't say that about a lot of mental defectives currently in office.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 08:41PM

I'm confident that if Cox, Mike Lee, Trump & Nelson get together (withou Romney, of course) they'll either Claim Victory or blame it on a minority group ... (not Scandinavians, of course)

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 08:51PM

Wait.....

We're praying for rain instead of moisture?

Another light pen change?

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 08:58PM

Ammon Bundy seems to think he is pretty dialed in to God. What’s he doing to fix things? His dad’s ranch has to be pretty dry by now.



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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: June 06, 2021 09:01PM

Maybe he should learn to pick cotton.

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Posted by: Potatohead ( )
Date: June 08, 2021 04:03AM

'Bugs' Bundy or Bundy Rabbit or Ammon Bundtcake is running for governor of Idaho.

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Posted by: blindguy ( )
Date: June 12, 2021 08:38PM

...I think I saw in a recent Daily Kos piece that Mr. Bundy was heading out to Klamath Falls, Oregon, to rally the locals to take scarce water from a lake that is less than half full.

Now if only I could find the article...

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Posted by: lurking in ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 02:33AM

I don't think they like freelancing intermediaries between God and the constituents.

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Posted by: moehoward ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 09:32AM

"asking God or whatever higher power you believe in for more rain"

So if this succeeds which religious group gets credit? Worshippers of Satan may be praying too. Just sayin...

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Posted by: DebbiePA ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 11:00AM

If there was a god, I imagine she would respond like my mom used to when I asked her to do something for me. "If I did it for you, you'd never learn how."

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Posted by: logged off today ( )
Date: June 07, 2021 11:27AM

Maybe they can bring in Paula White. Paula's on record as hearing the sound of an abundance of rain, and even knows a magical incantation or two.

But they better be prepared to open up the coffers, because Paula's services don't come cheap.

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Posted by: valkyriequeen ( )
Date: June 08, 2021 01:16PM

Lori Vallow, Goddess Extraordinaire, ought to be able to conjure up a few rain clouds

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: June 08, 2021 01:40PM

But only in her own head.

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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: June 09, 2021 08:00PM

Pray into one hand, and shit in the other, and see which hand fills up faster.

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Posted by: Villager ( )
Date: June 12, 2021 05:40PM

I pray that his cronyism stops.

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