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Proof That Prayer Works?

August 14th, 2008 | by Windspike |

Okay, how many economists does it take to explain how prayers work to decrease the cost of a gallon of gas at the pump?

“Prayer is the answer to every problem in life,” said Twyman, founder of the Pray at the Pump movement, whose members huddle around gas pumps and ask the Almighty to lower gasoline prices.

“If the whole country keeps on praying, we can bring down prices even more, to even less than $2,” Twyman said.

What? Is the whole Country smoking crack now? Don’t we have something better to pray for than the cost of gas at the pump?

If prayer worked, might we not pray for no more war? No more killing? No more terrorism? No more Russians in Georgia? Another gold medal for Michael Phelps? Come on, people. This is a clear sign that for some, their priorities are in the wrong place.

Why would we bother God with such trivial matters? Praying for lower prices at the pump amounts to really selfish SOBs, no?

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  1. 7 Responses to “Proof That Prayer Works?”

  2. By Paul Merda on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    Prayer - a useless perturbation of the air…

    If prayer worked at all, this country would doubtless be nothing but xtian since so many of them pray for conversion of heathens like myself. I would also like to think that war, poverty etc would be gone. But alas, all the evils of the world still exist as they always have….apparently prayer has little to do with fixing actual problems…

  3. By mr bigstuff on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    i was once approached by a christian missionary in search of donations for the mission they had established in russia. when they built their first church to preach the prosperity gospel through snake handling and tongue speaking, they forgot to install a permanent heat system. in russia no less. since every quest for cash is always accompanied by a story of miraculous life saving divine intervention, he told how his fellow missionaries had froze their collective asses off all winter long. since the home church had no funds to rectify the situation, they offered up only mighty doses of daily prayer through the winter months. lo and behold their prayers were answered and the russian congregants were rewarded with life giving warmth……….in april. sure enough, the lord works in mysterious ways. amen

  4. By Paul Merda on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    Mr Bigstuff…


    Good stuff buddy, thanks for the laugh!

  5. By Gary Brown on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    “What? Is the whole Country smoking crack now? Don’t we have something better to pray for than the cost of gas at the pump?”

    The next time someone asks me why I think blogs are such an important part of our evolving experiment in democracy I will point to this post.

    thanx for the grin and the opportunity for deeper contemplation.


  6. By rube cretin on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    When considering the alternatives offered by our leaders, war, i will take prayer anyday.

  7. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

    They’re praying at the wrong place. By being at the pump, they’re adding to the demand for gasoline and keeping the price high. Prayer can be a salutary thing but the price of gasoline is controlled by supply and demand with a healthy dose of speculation based upon hopes/fears about future supply. Want to lower the price of gasoline? Car-pool; walk or bike-ride rather than drive when you can; take public transportation when you can, instead of flying to Timbuktu for a meeting, teleconference; support the building of more gas refineries; buy a more fuel efficient car; yes, keep your tires properly inflated… Then pray that your fellow Americans will join you in those things. Voila! Lower prices at the pump. Praise God!

  8. By Liberal Jarhead on Aug 15, 2008 | Reply

    I think these folks have God confused with Santa Claus… no, wait, it’s the Octane Fairy!

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