“Our pockets are empty, but we’re going to hold on to God!”

Wow, how did I miss this? Pray at the Pump holds prayer groups at gas stations in an effort to appeal to God to bring gas prices down.

“This whole thing is a wake-up call from God to Americans, because we idolize men so much,” said Twyman, 59, a public relations consultant and Seventh-day Adventist who believes that high gas prices are a sign of the apocalypse drawing nigh. “I think through this crisis, God is trying to call us back to depend on Him more.”

To quote a well known nay-sayer, “What is it? Some sort of a cosmic cash machine?”

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6 Responses

  1. kyle says:

    Of course this doesn’t surprise me. It just saddens me. God is not a cosmic ATM, nor is he Santa Claus, nor is he Mr. Wolf.

    Also, what people in this country do not realize is that gasoline prices have been artificially low for at least three decades. Our whole economy was built around an inflated prosperity. Now we have to deal with it, and we would do better to deal with it by eschewing apocalyptic drama, and instead rationally cowboy up, adapt to the situation, and work through it. But I don’t count on that – my fellow countrypersons would much rather throw drama and call on the Cosmic Mr. Wolf.

  2. Brian says:

    @kyle: I understand and respect the need to find reassurance and security through one’s faith, but I just have to laugh at this. Remind you of anything?

    Homer:

    “Dear Lord, as I think of You dressed in white with Your splendid beard, I am reminded of Colonel Sanders, who is now seated at Your right hand, shovelling popcorn chicken into Thy mouth. Lord, could You come up with a delicious new taste treat like he did? I command You.”

    “Oh heavenly God, my son is plagued with homework. With Your vast knowledge of ‘The Shore Birds of Maryland,’ I know You can help him.”

    “Lord, please use Your space-age clog busting power on this stubborn drain. Then, take some time off for Yourself. Fly to France. Have a nice dinner. Oh Lord, I see Thou art working through Thy imperfect vessel Marge. For Thou art most wise…”

    Same difference in my eyes… Homer just made it funnier. šŸ™‚

  3. kyle says:

    I’m frustrated because I cannot quickly find the quote where he mentions that God is busy because he can watch women taking showers…

  4. shindo says:

    “The price of regular? $3.91.”

    They don’t know how good they have it. If they were in San Diego (where prices are still over $4), they would pray for the wrath of God to put those poor, cash-strapped people out of their misery.

    Really, there’d be more name it and claim it kind of prayers.

  5. Lolypup says:

    This is so funny, prayers at the pumps! Dear God in Heaven, Save me from your followers!

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