My grandfather was a life-long farmer in Texas. He even spent many years farming with mules and later tractors. His mother, my grandmother, was a full blood Cherokee. And I believe she had some influence upon him passing on to me at a young age the following myth: “If you want rain during a drought, you need to contribute to the church more.”
We all have heard of more than a few myths and urban legends about rain.
When it is raining and the sun is out, “The devil is whipping his wife.”
When it is raining and the sun is out, “God is shedding tears.”
When it is thundering, “God is emptying a wagon of potatoes.”
When it is thundering, “God is knocking down bowling pins.”
When you see a rainbow, “There is a pot of gold at the end of an rainbow.”
When you see a rainbow, “It is the gateway to heaven”
When you see a rainbow, “It is the Virgin Mary bringing heaven and earth into harmony.”
When you see a rainbow, “You are seeing the bridge to heaven.”
The Yukis Tribe believe, “The rainbow is the Great Spirits clothes”
The Cherokee Tribe believes, “The rainbow is God’s clothing hemline.”
The Mojave Tribe believes, “God uses the rainbow to stop thunderstorms.”
The Navajo Tribe believes, “God travels along the trail of the rainbow.”
Could it be possible that what we proceed as fact today be viewed by our future lineage with a chuckle as we view the pass? Are we passing on to our children urban legends on rain, drought and climate?
Some of the things we hear in our world today is rather shocking.
"Our current drought is caused by the greenhouse affect."
"The sea and ocean levels will rise ten feet in the next forty years."
"The government is experimenting with our weather by use of chemtrails. "
"Global warming is the cause of severe winters and summers."
"Bees are becoming blind by solar flares."
Only time will reveal the truth.
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