Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lower Gas Prices? Yes!

According to highly-qualified presidential debate moderator Pastor Rick Warren, "God sometimes says yes, God sometimes says no and God sometimes says wait" in reply to the prayers made to him/her/it. While uncounted millions received replies of "no" or "wait" to their prayers about cancer, malaria, AIDS, crippling injury, home foreclosure, malnutrition, natural disaster, war, and the like, other recent prayers received a "yes":

A prayer group in Washington DC is claiming the credit for the recent sharp drop in the US price of petrol.

Rocky Twyman, 59, a veteran community campaigner, started Pray At The Pump meetings at petrol stations in April.

Since then, the average price of what the US calls gasoline has fallen from more than $4 a gallon to $3.80.
Get the ambulance here a little faster? "Wait." Find me a job so that I can keep the house? "No." Knock twenty cents off the price of a gallon of gas. "Yes."

In the face of all this and worse, Pastor Rick Warren avers "I do believe in the goodness of God, and I do believe that he knows better than I do." It's difficult to imagine what combination of circumstances would cause Pastor Rick to doubt the goodness or wisdom of his favorite god; as we linger over that thought, let's observe and give thanks that Pastor Rick is here to vet our presidential candidates for us.

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