We have a book that a baby sitter got us called "You Never Know:The legend of the Lamed Vavniks"
This story is about how a town is plagued with a drought and pray for rain. It is only when the poor shoemaker, Schmuel, prays with the simple prayer "Please God, Send Rain" that rain falls. To read more about the Lamed Vavniks, click here.
The point is, this is a fairy tale. A cautionary reminder that we need to treat EVERYBODY with respect, not just those that we think are smart and wise. As a mother of Jewish children, I find this totally a total appropriate way to bring this message forward to my children.
What is INappropriate is what the Governor of Georgia did yesterday. Governor Perdue held a PRAYER SESSION on the steps of the CAPITAL BUILDING to pray for rain. Dude, WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU THINKING?
Instead of praying for rain, why didn’t you consider the environmental hazards of unprecedented growth in your state?Why have you not called upon for stricture conservation laws? Why haven’t you worked on desalination projects?
Instead, The governor decides to violate the separation of Church and State and hold a prayer session? WTF? seriously WTF? Oh, and not flushing toilets at Football games. Dudes, this is just so wrong in many ways.
I am not sure which insults me more: Violating the separation of Church and State? or the Stupidity that continues to fuel this drought by not working harder in the past and present to save water….