I am the recipient of electronic mail.
This message came through the atheist festival’s contact form on the morning of the festival. It had been raining pretty hard all morning.
enjoying the weather today? Sorta like a flood, huh?
Yeah… It stopped raining just after this email was sent. Then it was blue skies and sunshine from then on out.
Here’s my reply.
It was a lot like a flood. It was the power of prayer at work, clearly. There were several groups praying for it. I would like to thank them for praying the rain away right when the event started, but I suppose they over-did it a bit. This sunburn still hurts days later! Now that you’ve demonstrated your god’s mighty rain powers, do you want to maybe start praying for rain in the struggling African regions? Conversely, you better start praying the rain away in the flooded regions of the world.Actually, now that ‘praying for weather patterns’ is proven… every hurricane / flood / avalanche / blizzard / tornado / drought from here on out is proof of:
1) God is an asshole
2) Christians are praying for horrible weather for malicious and stupid reasons.
Take care. Please don’t pray for lightning against me. That would be a dick move.
The weather really did play a part to bring down our attendance, without a doubt. But we are happy that well over a thousand people came out anyway. It was a blast.