Praying For Rain

This appears right now (around 11:30 AM PST on Monday, June 18, 2007) on Weather.com:

National Forecast
Prayers answered
2:00 p.m. ET 6/18/2007
Many southern communities have had prayer vigils for rain due to the drought. Their prayers may be answered Tuesday.

Weather is a science. The storm front is not an answer to prayers. It is not the result of some mystical being subtly manipulating the universe to bring relief. It is the result of physical processes at work on our planet.

“Prayer” is appearing far too in headlines and news articles. Instead of praying, read a book about weather, move, or take some action that might actually mean something.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.