• Aug 18, 2008
In the book of Genesis, man was given dominion over all the plants and animals, so we're guessing that dead, liquified ones count, too. Since Rocky Twyman started his Pray At The Pump effort in April, average fuel prices have certainly fallen. Twyman believes that his groups' prayers have effected the change, and that no other factors like shifting consumer behavior, international conflict, or speculators has anything to do with it. Right.

The Pray At The Pump group is not just asking for divine fuel price intervention without also encouraging acts of sacrifice on behalf of man – Twyman's ministry strongly encourages car pooling and better organized trips to maximize conservation on a day to day basis. After all, committing the mortal sin of gluttony while asking for the Lord to make it easier on us all would ring kind of hollow. We suppose even the non-faithful can get behind Twyman's effort in that it's at least as effective as the various fuel-saving trinkum that internet scheisters are imploring us to buy (run your car on water? hydrogen "batteries"?), and it costs nothing, to boot. Combined with a regimen of proven fuel-saving behaviors, extra prayers certainly can't hurt in keeping the flow of car-sustaining manna trickling along at an affordable price.

[Source: BBC, AutoblogGreen, Photo: daylife.com]


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      Jim
      • 6 Years Ago
      God hears all prayer but only is obligated to answer those that are from Christians. God will though answer the prayer of a non-Christian that is one of seeking God or the prayer when a person puts their faith in Jesus Christ as thier Savior, for the forgiveness of their sins.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Really... God is OBLIGATED to answer all Christians prayers. Wow. I'm not exactly a religious person but I grew up in a very religious home (hittin' church every Sunday and workin' hard all through the week to sweep all the nasty stuff under the rug before then). Seems I remember something in the bible about how people basically should not bring their petty problems to god only serious matters and that god does NOT answer all prayers only those he deems valid concerns.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now prey for return of Oldsmobile. If it comes tru....I'm a believer.................Hay-Hay for the Monkey's
      • 6 Years Ago
      haha everytime I have some religious person with a funny hairstyle show up at my front door, I tell them that I'm into Scientology, if it's a Scientologist rep (Tom Cruise took over that gig), then I tell them I'm a Mormon. It works beautifully they all get scared and I never see them again!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Schisters? It's shysters.

      You've gotta love the self-fulfilling prophecy. He thought prayer brought down prices, they went down, now it reinforces his beliefs. This is the textbook self-fulfilling prophecy.

      I lol at his efforts for now. I'll pray for a Subaru Legacy. Let's see if that'll come true...
        • 6 Years Ago
        But you could argue that their actions, carpooling and whatnot may have made a small dent in the large ocean that is oil prices. So yeah, I kinda streteched it a bit.

        Can't we still ding this guy for some kind of delusion(s) of grandeur? :D
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's actually not textbook, but good try.
      • 6 Years Ago
      if only they prayed that hard for world peace.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Really... of all things to pray for. What a joke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now when these people start turning water into fuel ill be happy...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another fundie church to put onto the list, right behind Fred Phelps and his Inbred flock and Scientology.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know this really hot Islamic guy. Very cheerful and always a ladies man. Then again, all his "girls" are in Harem Wear....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't forget Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's sad that weak-minded people can be suckered into believing that saying a few hail-marys will cause gas prices to lower. There's enough problems in this world caused by orgaized religons that I would hope people would realize by now what a complete sham "believing" in a god is. Take responsibility for your actions, be kind to your neighbors, and there you go - no more need to believe in cartoons.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dont forget to say some our fathers too.. I think that is the key to getting go to provide your selfish ass whatever you desire. This preacher should be focusing on praying for something that really matters. Maybe the millions of single mothers who have numerous children by different fathers and the huge number of his brothers, who are rotting in prison.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe their prayers will work in a way that's not obvious.
      Like freeing the democratic congress from the left wing and allowing them to vote on an energy policy,instead of showing cowardice and going on vacation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who wouldn't believe this fella? His name IS Rocky.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a stupid posting, what do you know, maybe believers thought the prayers affected the behavior that caused the prices to go down. It might sound crazy, but let people be. When you look at the big picture of the world, it's pretty amazing how a bunch of things have come together to make life possible, so I'm not going to act like anything out of the natural can't exist.

      People who go out of their way to ridicule these people are the first to question the presence and existence of a God when anything bad happens, that's the only part that annoys me, they want it both ways, no way God could have any influence when good things happen, but when the tides are turned...my 2 cents
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think anyone is questioning God. They are questioning like 12 people standing around a gas pump thinking their talking to God has influenced prices. If God is wasting his time to lower gas a few notches, that sucks...lots more to do out there buddy!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think anyone is questioning God. They are questioning like 12 people standing around a gas pump thinking their talking to God has influenced prices. If God is wasting his time to lower gas a few notches, that sucks...lots more to do out there buddy!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think anyone is questioning God. They are questioning like 12 people standing around a gas pump thinking their talking to God has influenced prices. If God is wasting his time to lower gas a few notches, that sucks...lots more to do out there buddy!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Someone said he didn't think anyone was questioning God. Well I am. What God? Have a quiet faith if you must, but please don't assume everyone buys into the God myth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      One word: Mor(m)ons.

      ...Couldn't resist the pun.

      Now then, in all seriousness, this isn't even local newsworthy, let alone blog-worthy. This guy's church, cult, whatever-you-want-to-call-it, prayed for lower gas prices.. and they happened?! When did solid economic theory and real analytics give way to "this guy prayed and it happened, it must have been God!" ...?

      This is tripe and any person simple-minded enough to believe in direct-intervention for a record-profit commodity by a divine hand may need to have their head examined.

      Faith is fine, stupidity isn't.
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