Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Downpour In Georgia After Gov. Calls Prayer to End Drought




Georgia has been experiencing devastating drought. Ten days ago, Gov. Perdue organized a prayer service to beseech the Almighty to end the drought. That event was held yesterday. Today, a torrential downpour of rain swept into Georgia.

The scoffers will scoff of course, and the wise will observe and consider.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing- there's a cell hovering over Atlanta right now.

5:33 AM, November 15, 2007  
Anonymous c.b. said...

And the only AP story on it spends the entire article saying it wasn't enough & the storm it did all this damage. Then buried in the very last sentence it mentions, as an afterthought, that the Governor asked people to pray for rain.

I wonder what the headlines would be today if they had gotten enough rain yesterday, in one day, to "catch them up".

6:54 AM, November 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw one comment saying that the rain was already in the forecast before the prayer service, so the two were 'obviously' not related. Ha ha! You can't satisfy the scoffers.

1:39 PM, November 15, 2007  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Before the prayer service, but not before the date for the prayer service was set. This after seasons of drought.

5:10 PM, November 15, 2007  
Anonymous capocuoco said...

Perhaps scoffers will not be satisfied by this because there is not really a comeplling argument to sway them. Was this a freakish storm? Could it not have been part of the natural cycle of weather?
To say that it happened after the governor called for prayer becasue the governor called for prayer, or even that it happened after prayer because of prayer, commits the falacy of false cause. For example, "Every morning when I awake, I tie my shoes. The sun then rises. Therefore, the sun rises because I tie my shoes." The argument you are making is the same. In the absence of other evidence, i.e., a truly freakish storm gathering from a completely clear sky in the matter of minutes, the only supporting argument you have is one based on a temporal correlation. That temporal correlation is the same in the shoe and sun argument above, and in both cases, causality cannot be established without other data.

I don't say this to attempt to squash your faith. My faith is very important to me. Just remember, that you cannot use argumentation like this and expect non-believers to take you seriously.

6:38 PM, November 27, 2007  
Anonymous capocuoco said...

P.S. I realize that my comments were probably wasted, this being the bottom thread on the blog an all. But if we're lucky, it will spark some honest discourse. :)

6:39 PM, November 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt this was meant for an "argumentation to convince unbelievers". The situation is an interesting one, and the blogger leaves you to draw your own conclusions.

And I see two possible conclusions: either God intervened or He didn't. Now, if the Governor had called for the prayer and nothing had happened, again the data would be open to interpretation, but I seriously doubt the scoffers would see more than one option: God didn't intervene.

9:50 AM, November 28, 2007  
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