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If Obama’s Lost the Secular Humanists …

Posted on | July 30, 2012 | 13 Comments

. . . this could be the last straw:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is praying for drought relief in the midwest farmlands, but what he’s getting in return is criticism from environmentalists for not linking the dryness to climate change and from atheists for actually praying.
“I get on my knees everyday and I’m saying an extra prayer right now,” Vilsack said. “If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.”
Vilsack’s comments were met with condemnation from Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, who said the cabinet official should not be asking for divine intervention.
“It sends the wrong message to distraught farmers when the Agriculture secretary suggests that the best response is to pray,” Flynn said.
“For a cabinet official to recommend prayer as a solution or call attention to his own devotions may violate the Constitution’s prohibition against establishment of religion. Most important, though, is that prayer doesn’t work. But if you want to test the power of prayer yourself, consider this. Apparently Secretary Vilsack’s been praying for rain every day; how’s that working out?”

On the other hand, by alienating the Democrat Party’s crucial secular humanist constituency, Secretary Vilsack may have answered our prayers: “Please, dear God, not another four years of Obama!”

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  • http://twitter.com/Robert23Hersey RH

    Holy cow , this is stunning on so many levels . 

  • http://hogewash.com/ W. J. J. Hoge

    … but deliver us from evil …

  • JeffS

    Bring on the pagan sacrifices! 

    Although lefties might have a hard time finding suitable virgins to sacrifice, since they don’t have much tolerance for maidens.

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evilbloggerlady

    I love when people say “holy cow.”  Carry on.  

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evilbloggerlady
  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evilbloggerlady
  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

     Oh, I don’t know. They seem quite content with the sacrifice of babies – though they don’t call them that.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     Well, if we didn’t subsidize the misuse of corn to debase the environment and damage engines by conversion to ethanol, or cut off water to the California Central Valley, until a couple years ago a veritable Garden of Eden of agricultural production, to “save” an insignificant (yeah, I went there) one-inch fish species which is virtually indistinguishable from several other similar species (whose “endangerment” has also been used to shut down productive use of resources elsewhere) without a DNA test, or other such idiotic nonsense in the name of “environmentalism” or “sustainability,” both meaningless terms, then maybe we wouldn’t have to be praying now.

  • Tennwriter

    In the older days, those fallen away from the truth of the Creator, sacrificed their children to torture and death to Moloch to get prosperity and good harvests.  Now we sacrifice our children to torturous death in the charnel houses of abortion so that stupid, upper class leftist women can pursue their careers.

    Its good that we are so much more advanced than our ancestors.

  • M. Thompson

     Return of Ba’al worship.

  • creeper00

    You can quit praying, Tom.  It’s already too late.  I swiped the ear of corn below from a local field last week. 

     http://www.flickr.com/photos/72328875@N00/7685642170/in/photostream

  • DaveO

    Surprised they didn’t shoot a prayer-arrow into the sky.