Power of Prayer Pummels Pump Prices

power of prayer pummels pump prices

According to the Bible, God toppled the walls of Jericho, parted the Red Sea and made the sun move backwards in the sky. Now He's taken a few minutes out of working on world peace and a few other projects to drop the price of gas in the U.S. by 20 cents a gallon. Rocky Twyman, described by BBC News as a "veteran community campaigner," has been holding "Pray at the Pumps" meetings all over the country since April. Twyman told BBC when they prayed in Huntsville, Alabama, "immediately the owners came out and changed the gas prices. They brought it down." They're not resting on their laurels, though. They plan to continue their prayer meetings to drive gas prices down even more. Hopefully the group won't stop until gas is back down around $1/gallon. Only then can every American exercise their God-given Constitutional right to drive the biggest, gas-suckingest SUV or pickup the automakers can screw together. Then we can all say with the poet, "God's in his Heaven – All's right with the world." Can I get an "Amen"? [thanks to KatiePuckrick for the link]

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  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 19, 2008

    This crap could only happen in America!

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Aug 19, 2008

    Sorry Kix, but the bottom line is that highlighting the actions of a few oddballs is not news. Not when its about christians, other faiths, political groups, industries, or any other group. A higher level of discourse should be necessary from a government. You can disagree, but you will need a better argument than just saying that I am wrong.

  • KixStart KixStart on Aug 19, 2008

    Landcrusher, permit me to rephrase my earlier comment... Who died and left you in charge of deciding what is and isn't news? Even here, this garnered a fair amount of comment. Put it in context. Remember David Koresh? Or Jim Jones? Heaven's Gate? We have all kinds of religious whack jobs and their antics are sometimes very serious business. We have enough nuclear weapons to render the world uninhabitable and in a few states, religious nutcases are insisting that religious views should infuse science curriculums with a fair amount of success. These aren't just a few oddballs, these are actually fairly representative of sadly ignorant US citizens. The President has been known to cater to the politics of certain Christian sects. The rest of the world finds this extremely interesting. Leaving aside whether or not they're selfish, these simpletons who don't appear to understand basic economics highlight another aspect of religious life in America that, I have no doubt, Brits will find arresting and entertaining. And alarming.

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Aug 19, 2008

    Kix, I now see where we disagree. You think a lot of christians are whacko. No point in taking this any farther. If you believe that, then you can't see my point that this is not news worthy of a state supported news service. BTW. No one died and left me in charge, but it's still not news. Something like this goes on everyday in the US (so it's not news). It is not representative of our countries vast majority, or even a vast majority of christians in the US (so it's misrepresentative of the truth). Highlighting it can serve no useful purpose except to promote intolerance of religion (which really isn't a proper role of government). Yes, there was a good amount of comment, but have you read it? Would you say the discourse on this thread was something we should be proud of as a people? Did it lead to anything positive? Wasn't there just a bit more hate and intolerance than necessary? Well, don't bother to answer on my account. Your post would lead me to believe you find making fun of religion a worthwhile goal, so like I said, there is no point in going on. Feel free to have the last word.