Betting on a sure thing

Texas is experiencing a drought and so the governor has decided to proclaim “the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.”

Since no time frame is specified for when the rain should fall, such prayers are bound to be answered, at which point everyone can thank god for his mercy and blessings.

Next, people in Texas are asked to pray for the sun to rise tomorrow.

(Via Pharyngula.)


  1. ollie says

    Actually, the prayers have been answered; the only trouble is that their deity missed Texas and slammed Illinois and Missouri with heavy rains.

  2. Ann Zack says

    In line with mockery being a good tactic to discredit such superstitious behavior, perhaps some some meat-loving persons could sacrifice an animal (lamb? cow? goat?) to show Yahweh that Texans are REALLY serious about wanting rain? Tough on the animal, but I bet it would attract a lot of media….

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