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?