Gov. Rick Perry calls for magic

In an effort to contain wildfires that have already claimed 1.5 million acres across the state of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry called on his fellow Texans to seek out a magical remedy:

“Throughout our history, both as a state and as individuals, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer,” Perry said in a statement.

“It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an end to this ongoing drought and these devastating wildfires.”

Doesn’t Perry’s particular, cultural god already have a plan in place, though? If prayer can change that plan, is it really a plan? And if prayer isn’t suppose to change the plan but only put Perry and others in line with his god’s magic, then isn’t this all a completely fruitless effort?

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4 Responses

  1. “Doesn’t Perry’s particular, cultural god already have a plan in place, though? If prayer can change that plan, is it really a plan? And if prayer isn’t suppose to change the plan but only put Perry and others in line with his god’s magic, then isn’t this all a completely fruitless effort?”
    WORD!

  2. The article I used short-changed me. It looks like the mook has actually declared a 3-day period of prayer.

  3. I think Perry should go stand in the middle of the firestorm and show us how well prayer works.

  4. Kind of reminds you of the UN Climate Conference in Mexico when they opened with a prayer to the moon goddess doesn’t it? http://voices.washingtonpost.com/post-carbon/2010/11/cancun_talks_start_with_a_call.html

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