Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Lubbock Prays for Rain

In the midst of a drought, the Lubbock, Texas city council and county commission are expected to adopt resolutions asking residents there to pray for rain. Here’s what amuses me about this: if they adopted a resolution asking Indian leaders to come to city hall to perform a rain dance, the good Christian folk would condemn that as superstitious nonsense. And so it is, in both cases.


  1. #1 Mark Paris
    July 26, 2006

    The nice thing for them and their beliefs is that sooner or later it will rain, even in Lubbock, and thus their prayers will have been answered.

  2. #2 J-Dog
    July 26, 2006

    So what is the Lubbock city council reading in the goat entrails?

  3. #3 Uber
    July 26, 2006

    I’m in the Houston area, i’m praying for it to STOP raining. 🙂

  4. #4 boltgirl
    July 26, 2006

    … because God won’t notice that He inadvertently left “rain-Lubbock” off His to-do list unless the residents fast and pray.

  5. #5 Inoculated Mind
    July 26, 2006

    Damn, they TOLD the people to pray, so everyone knows that prayer is going on? The latest and best science on praying showed that you didn’t hurt anything until you TOLD people you were praying for them. Now because we all know, the drought will be extended. Good job, Lubbock!

  6. #6 dc
    July 26, 2006

    If praying for rain works why are there still deserts?

  7. #7 big al
    July 26, 2006

    If the praying doesn’t work, by all means try the “Rain Dancers”.

  8. #8 Jay
    July 27, 2006

    I grew up a little over 2 hours south of Lubbock. I’ve made a vow never to go to Texas Tech, simply because it’s in Lubbock.

    My favorite quote about Lubbock comes from songwriter Butch Hancock.

    Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.

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