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Date: 07/12/08 07:03 PM

78 Responses to Church Group Prays For Lower Gas Prices

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 12, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    Link: Church Group Prays For Lower Gas Prices - I think I missed this part of the economic theory of Supply and Demand in college.
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    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    July 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    ... yeah. Gas prices are going down because of God. Suuuuree.
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    This again?
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    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    Jesus, do they think a mass-prayer is going to get the big oil corporations to roll over and say "We`ve been doing it all wrong! PLEASE, for the love of all that is evil in us, stop praying! We`ll lower the price of gas and rebate all the extra money we caused you to spend because of our overwhelming greed for money!"

    As if.

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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    I`m going to start praying for my stock portfolio to go up.

    I should probably get a stock portfolio first.

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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Delusional.
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    angrytick Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    repost?
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    3.81 their lucky over here its about 4.50
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    reposted!
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    fancylad obviously didn`t go to a Bible college. Lots of them offer courses such as "Prayer 101", "Evolution is from Satan: Advanced", and "Jesus Heals Tumors: No Really."

    : D

    Who was it who said that one pair of hands hard at work is better than a thousand clasped in prayer?

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    hmm... i`m all up for prayer and all, but really, are we going to just pray over gas prices? do they really hurt THAT bad? haven`t bikes been around for a while
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    nerdybirdies Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    What should be doing is protesting like those truckers did in washington
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    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    i`m gonna go pray for more cost effective prostitution...especially in nyc...
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    NoWater Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    dear God please lower gas prices... also i would like a new bike. a red bike.
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    Dylankeenan Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    lol wow. that ladies voice at the end. that was just too funny. never thought a bla...... nevermind.
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    PostModern Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    science ftw.
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    DorisDahmer Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    Repost?...or maybe I saw this before somewhere else.
    Anyways, let them waste their time...its not like they have anything else better to do.
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    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
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    July 12, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    DorisDahmer said -
    ...its not like they have anything else better to do.

    -----

    They could do bake sales! That would be far more productive than praying over gas prices.

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    xeriscaped Male 30-39
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    July 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    They should pray in one hand, spit in the other, and see which fills up first.
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    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    $3.91?! holy damn, that is low... where the hell are they? its $4.45 minimum here... whining at $3.91 a gallon
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    DorisDahmer Male 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    "$3.91?! holy damn, that is low... where the hell are they? its $4.45 minimum here... whining at $3.91 a gallon"
    I remember watching this about a month ago, and by me its about $4.20ish, so things could`ve easily changed that much since then. And BTW, do you live in the city? Becuase I live in a suburban area, and its not that high.
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    harrydick Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    If this is real, its amusing, if this is a joke, still amusing.
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    jessie789 Female 13-17
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    July 12, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    funny. even if it is not real some ppl r crazy eno to do that. idk, i just think that they should try to earn more money with their time, that way they can pay their gas bills.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    July 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    I pray to you, lord baby Jebus, to give me $500. And I`m gonna be on here every week until that $500 comes to me. Because wishing for something to happen will make it happen.
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    Will they pray to God when the oil runs out, to make more oil?
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    Triplekia Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2008 at 11:51 pm

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2008 at 12:01 am
    God will answer their prayers by causing another series of volcanic eruptions in Siberia, covering us all in volcanic ash for millions of years and turning us into cheap oil.
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    chicobartend Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 12:52 am
    I asked God for cheaper gas. I started farting...
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 1:00 am
    Just be thankful that we don`t live in countries where Muslims who fail to perform daily prayers will be killed in accordance with Qur`anic law. :-)


    http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News...

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    Desumien Female 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 1:33 am
    imma go pray for good prositution
  31. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 1:43 am
    I would like to contribute to this discussion, but having just watched the video, I`m too busy repeatedly applying my head to my desk at velocity.
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    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
    493 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 2:27 am
    The worst part is if/when gas prices go down they`ll be saying "Praise the Lord" and all that junk.
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    Dragoliz Female 13-17
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    July 13, 2008 at 2:37 am
    REPOST REPOST REPOST REPOST REPOST!!!!!!!!!! I see we have a bunch of ATHEIST too!
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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 3:23 am
    You know what`s better than an Atheist?
    TWO ATHEISTS!!!
  35. Profile photo of BasuraBlanca
    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
    909 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 3:23 am
    And three is just asking too much.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 6:10 am
    I am seriously disturbed by this video. If this is the way people in America think, then they have no place in 21st century society. You`d better start re-thinking your values America, or else you`ll recede to be like... I dunno... Brazil?

    Also, why are so many of you Atheists all of a sudden? I kinda liked it when you were all against me.

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    Fartacus Female 50-59
    529 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 6:16 am
    Makes about as much sense as casting a magic spell.
  38. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    July 13, 2008 at 6:59 am
    LOL go jesus!
  39. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 7:17 am
    If the prices go down: Obviously it was the Lord.
    If the prices go up: Oh, well, it was people being people (or maybe those damned atheists).

    In other words, if something good happens it`s God, if something bad happens it`s man.

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    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
    532 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 8:31 am
    How deluded do you have to be to even CONSIDER your god would answer your prayers about this?

    If your god won`t save babies from cot death, he`s obviously not going to lower petrol prices slightly.

  41. Profile photo of NYAAN
    NYAAN Female 13-17
    316 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 8:43 am
    praise be to the almighty bicycle!

    i swear, for a minute when they were singing "we have lower gas prices" i thought it was a commercial. gas tends to be cheaper in low-income neighborhoods which is why it`s 3.91.

    dude: "we believe all life`s problems can be answered by prayer"
    god: "do it yourself!" *zap*

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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 8:52 am
    they cannot be serious....
  43. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 8:56 am
    $3.91 a gallon - they should come to the UK. Right now it`s equivalent to $11.08 USD per US gallon.
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    Biscuits Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 9:01 am
    that guy said god told them to go and pray and sing for the gas prices to go down...if there was a god i dont think s/he would answer such a selfish prayer. Pray for alternative efficient fuel!
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    TribeGuin Female 18-29
    56 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 9:45 am
    Wow, I paid $4.09 yesterday. Remind me not to drive in Europe...

    Can I just say, you don`t have to be atheist to think these people are wacky. But if it makes them feel like they`re helping, then more power to `em!(especially if it does help;D)

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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 11:14 am
    It won`t help TribeGuin. The basic problem is that 1/3 of the worlds population live in 2 countries - India and China. Both now officially have 1bn populations; by 2014 India will have overtaken China as the most populated country.

    Unfortunately (from a very personal selfish point of view), they`re going through the industrialisation stages that the countries of most readers` here did at some point in the last two centuries.

    To do that requires a lot of energy. One of the easiest forms of energy is oil. The whole developed world is powered on it to one degree or another - in the USA`s case to a very alarming degree going on national security risk.

    Economies of scale, coupled in with the fact that hundreds of millions in both countries are still not yet middle class means that they can compete price wise with the developed world and it`ll only get worse.

    Which is why most European countries are actively looking for ways to reduce their dependency on oil, at any cost.

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    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 11:16 am
    BAHAHA.

    i love that song

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    Majase Male 40-49
    249 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 11:47 am
    LazyMe484: "If this is the way people in America think, then they have no place in 21st century society. You`d better start re-thinking your values America..."

    Uh...no. Eight misguided, brain-washed imbeciles do not represent the thoughts of over 300 MILLION people. Besides, according to South Park, Canadians stand around farting all day while their faces split in two when talking. Oh wait...that would be generalizing.

    Anyway, this video made me more nauseous than `Two Girls and A Cup`. Although the funniest part to me is that God must have heard them; all 8¢ worth. LMFAO

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    morningkiwi Female 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    That acctually made me want to vomit. They do it for the attention. Look at me and how I can pray and shout somthing in the middle of the prayer session. Oh everyone will come to God because we did this. That is the motive behind it. Trust me I`ve been in those churches. VOMIT.
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    ala_grunge Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    this community has more christian bashing than any other community i`ve ever seen.

    religion and politics are two of the most biased topics you can bring up in a community, and it`s painfully clear that the poster of this topic did it just to spite the christian belief. i mean, who the f*** really cares about this s*** anyways? the saying goes, "to each his/her own", and let those people believe in whatever they choose to believe.

  51. Profile photo of SoCal
    SoCal Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    I would kill to buy gas at $3.91 a gallon. But at least gas did come down to $4.45. Oh, and for the whole "Gas is more expensive in the UK" thing, the UK has better public transportation. Plus, we have freeways.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    "$3.91 a gallon - they should come to the UK. Right now it`s equivalent to $11.08 USD per US gallon."

    The difference is that we have a crappily-designed country that makes mass-transit impossible for most of the population.

    "the saying goes, "to each his/her own", and let those people believe in whatever they choose to believe."

    If they`ve got the right to pray for lower gas prices, we`ve got the right to laugh at them for being such morons.

  53. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    ^^ "I would kill to buy gas at $3.91 a gallon. But at least gas did come down to $4.45. Oh, and for the whole "Gas is more expensive in the UK" thing, the UK has better public transportation. Plus, we have freeways."

    I`m from the UK, and I have to agree- the American economy needs to have lower gas prices than Europe- very little public transport, and it`s a huge country. All those semis use lots of gas to keep the economy humming along.

    Besides, in europe we don`t need to use as much gas. I`m not talking about the SUV culture- more like the size of the countries. Right now I live in the Netherlands, where it`s $14 a gallon. However if I drive for an hour and a half from here I can be in France, Germany, Belgium or Lux, so I don`t need to drive far to do what I need to do. Be a different story if I lived in the middle of Idaho.

  54. Profile photo of Miss_Candie
    Miss_Candie Female 13-17
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    July 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    It`s ridiculous that some people think praying will solve every single problem they have.
  55. Profile photo of NYAAN
    NYAAN Female 13-17
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    July 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    okay, new theory: their plan is to make themselves seem crazy so the gas companies will give in to their demands. you don`t refuse crazy people, you have no idea what they`ll do.
  56. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    ^^ "If they`ve got the right to pray for lower gas prices, we`ve got the right to laugh at them for being such morons."

    True, Catbarf. But the reality is even worse than that. Time wasted in useless prayer is time that could be spent actually doing something that might actually help (loved the pic on the previous page).

    Pray for good health? Get off your arse and go for a brisk walk instead.

    Pray for an end to world poverty? Do some research to find a good charity, and send them a damn cheque.

    Pray for an end to AIDS in Africa where over 22 million people today have HIV? Go petition the Catholic Church to stop preaching to African christians who don`t know any better that condom use is evil, and is not effective in preventing AIDS

    And just to be pedantic for a final point: I suppose all these nut-bars in the video took a bicycle to the gas station to

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    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    They should instead pray for amputees to regrow their limbs. Oh wait, they know that will never happen, so they won`t bother. Instead, they will pray for something that inevitably changes in their favor and then thank Gawd for it happening. Since this is a repost, it`s probably relatively old and the gas prices at that station have since risen. I wonder how they`re feeling about that previous victory now.
  58. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    July 13, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    They didn`t miss the theory of supply and demand. They just realize that God is in charge of the supply.
  59. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    This thread`s gone cold, but I hope this post might reach some people...

    ^^ "They didn`t miss the theory of supply and demand. They just realize that God is in charge of the supply."

    Nazarene, at first i did some lawls as I thought you were being ironical. However, judging by your profile statement as a "devout, conservative Christian" whose favourite movie is "The Passion of the Christ", I realise that you`re actually serious.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Right. Nazarine mate, I`m a PhD geologist, and I`m pretty high up in a big oil company which I won`t name. My day-to-day job is to find new hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface to keep human society humming along. We find millions of new reserves every year because (along with my fellow geophysicists and reservoir engineers) we work on the basis of a 4 billion year old earth, plate tectonics, evolution theory indicating where to look for new oil source rocks, etc etc et-f*cking cetera. BTW, after 100 years of X-raying the planet with seismic data, gravity-magnetics and electromagnetic logging of flooding surfaces, no-one has ever found evidence of a global flood 5000 years ago which killed every organism on the planet who missed the big wooden boat. If that were the case, we`d pretty well know about it because we`d be (literally) swimming in oil.
  61. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    Think about this. F*ck it, let`s wax lyrical: I fill your gas tank, I fuel up your planes, and I power your home. If that weren`t enough, you know that keyboard thing you hammer on every day? It`s made of plastic, along with 90% of the applicances in your house. This internet thing is a system of fibre optic wires powered by electricity from the power plant down the road.

    I am the shoveller and the craftsman. I feed your power plant, and I make the stuff you rely on every day.

    God is not in charge of the supply. I am.

  62. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    Take your eyes off the sky, stop mouth-breathing at the clouds, and look horizontally at your fellow humans. We are all here for each other, and we are all we have. If enough people do the same, it might just ensure the survival of our species.

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    ala_grunge Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    religion is biased, please stop preaching your beliefs on what you were born and raised into.
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    GolfRocks Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2008 at 10:59 pm
    i believe davymid just opened a can of owned. on another note, do you have a superiority complex davymid? youre worrying me. and what happens to your job when i go pick up my electric car in the next few years? yes, my powerplant down the street that will power it is supposedly run by oil, but its not. its natural gas, the other one is coal. yes being a geologist you find my coal, and im assuming nat gas reserves. what happens when they build the wind farm on lake erie? or ramp up output at Davis Bessy Nuke Plant? but who am i kidding, im sure youll also find my uranium. nevermind, i wnated to come to a big conclusion, but i failed. BTW i hope you dont find any more oil deposits, ive had enough of it, i need prices to go way higher. high prices = change. yes $4 gas is low, but over here we are freaking the f*ck out. We were used to $1 3 years ago. Things are changing rapidly, we are importing small cars from europe like its going out of style (*cough* saturn astra). im done.
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    Icanhastraps Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2008 at 4:46 am
    Considering I`m an Atheist, I believe prayer is a waste of time. However, the effort is being made. Why are they selfishly praying to their God to drop the price of gas at their own local station? Again, doesn`t that seem selfish? Shouldn`t they be praying to God to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and get rid of the wars which cause such spikes in gas price? Perhaps that`s too much for their God, as he - despite being so omnipotent - is struggling to drop gas prices, with only a six or seven cent drop so far?
  66. Profile photo of Deevo114
    Deevo114 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2008 at 5:27 am
    hmm a religious group ignoring all common sense and wasting time praying - same sh*t different day then.
  67. Profile photo of rychlee
    rychlee Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2008 at 6:08 am
    dear god.
    please lower gas prices so i can afford to drive my porshe.
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    SillyChica Female 13-17
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    July 14, 2008 at 10:52 am
    gas should go higher
    stop complaining and get a water vapor car
    dummiiieeeessss
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2008 at 11:37 am
    Well there is a pattern of people becoming more religious in times of hardship.
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    itsallfake Male 30-39
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    July 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Dear Heavenly Father Who Art in Heaven

    Please bless the good Christian babies of the world. may they grow up to take control of the US Government. Bless the soldiers in Iraq killing other people for our freedoms which we are volentarily throwing away. And finally bless the hard working people who build my H2.

    And we wish to thank you Lord for providing us with the H2 so that we may tranpsport our one child to school through the perils of Honda civics and Toyota corollas. We also wish to thank you for the 90HP boat which transports our family safely across the recreational lake at 60 miles per hour. And for the riding lawnmower which helps us mow our 1/8th acre lawn.
    Lord we ask of you a small simple request. Lord if you can find it in your heart to help us out by coming to the Leaders of OPEC and Exxon, and BP and the Futures Traders and lord please guide them into realising that our blessed H2 and Boat and Blessed Riding Lawnmower need this fuel at a cheap price.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    I don`t think God`s listening.
  72. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    *Cups ear* You know, I`m fairly sure he`s not.
  73. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    Probably no one will read this, but it`s been a couple of weeks since everyone ridiculed these people for praying about gas prices. In that time gas prices have dropped about 40-45 cents/gallon. God is faithful.
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    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    The price of crude oil/barrel when this was posted = $134.44

    Crude oil/barrel today = $122.59

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    FireEmerald Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2008 at 7:22 am
    Shouldn`t you be praying thanks for having the cash to purchase the petrol, or even having a car to put it in? Idiots believing in religion just to benefit themselves financially...
  76. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    October 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Gas went below $2 per gallon today in some places. That`s a 50% reduction since this group prayed. Gas prices have fallen steadily ever since this was posted.
  77. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    November 21, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    Update: I filled my tank today for under $20. Gas: $1.55/gallon. Crude oil: $49.62 per barrel. Is God awesome or what?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Nazarene: For your homework, wikipedia "Market Forces". If that fails to convince you, go visit a gypsy woman who will tell your fortune based on your star-sign.

    Keep those blinkers on, Nazarene!

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