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OK, then pray for clement weather

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 06, 2009

 Once the residents of two little villages in Switzerland prayed that the massive Great Aletsch glacier would not crush their homes. The danger was a steadily advancing glacier, so the villagers prayed that it would not keep growing. Now, 350 years later, the glacier is melting, and the pious villagers are thinking that they should reverse their old pattern and pray for the glacier to start growing again. The people of Fiesch and Fieschertal will appeal to the Pope for permission to change the terms of an old vow.

It's a human-interest story; it's a global-warming story. So it's appearing in the media everywhere. But this really isn't a new story. Sometimes farmers pray for rain; sometimes they pray that the rain will stop. Tell you what: Just pray for clement weather, and leave it at that.

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