It’s God’s Problem Now

Is God going to comes down from Heaven to clean up the gulf? It would be quite a sight.

In May, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas stated that the oil spill in the gulf may, just may, have been an act of God.

Last week, President Obama encouraged Americans to call for the involvement of the nation’s prime supernatural guard.

Now it’s Louisiana’s turn:

“While cleanup crews and technical teams continue efforts to stop crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a different approach: prayer.

State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God’s help dealing with the oil disaster.”

And it’s not just the Christians. Pagans are also want in on the action.

“Bonfires, drum circles, dancing, candlelit meditation and other ceremonial rituals help usher in the summer solstice at the annual Pagan Spirit Gathering, now in its 30th year in the United States.

Along with celebrating the longest day of the year on Monday (June 21), this year’s weeklong festival at a campground in Salem, Mo., will also feature prayers to help the Earth recover from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Is this the psychological equivalent of curling up into a big ball and breaking down?

Intercessory prayer is most often used against harder to track phenomenon, like recovery from illness, or your car making it to the next gas station. Or, sometimes, more hypothetical concepts, like freedom or peace.

But this oil spill is pretty darn real and apparent. So, what do you think? Is God going to lend a hand? Or a finger?

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