As drought conditions become worse and worse in the State of Georgia, Governor Sonny Perdue has called upon a higher power to ask for assistance. Sunny Perdue has asked President Bush for help; however, the Georgia Governor is now asking lawmaking and ministers to join him and pray to God for rain.
“Christianity has more of a place in the culture here than in some other region,” said Ray Van Neste, a professor of Christian studies at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. “And it’s only natural, in a way, for the public to pray for rain.”
Of course there has been some opposition to the governor’s move to pray for rain from the a secular group called the Atlanta Freethought Society. I guess these people want drought conditions at all cost and would turn down the necessary water if Sonny Perdue, “asked and received”. Why would anyone simply be against asking for help from God … what do you have to fear? Results!
From George Washington, who declared “a day of prayer and thanksgiving,” to Harry Truman, who established a National Day of Prayer, American politicians have not been shy about associating themselves with petitions to the Almighty.