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steve8282's Avatar Comment 1 by steve8282

This seems like more of an extortion of the station owner.

I will give you ### to get away from my pumps.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:10:00 UTC | #193823

Nova's Avatar Comment 2 by Nova

Rocky Twyman:

We need the Saudis to release at least 1.2 [million] barrels of oil per day for about the next six months
Then perhaps you should be praying to Mecca.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:14:00 UTC | #193825

tahustvedt's Avatar Comment 3 by tahustvedt

Damnit! Now I have to want the prices to go up so that these people don't get an excuse to say goddidit. lol

They say they are really suffering beause of high gas prices. I wonder if they have any idea what it means to really suffer.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:26:00 UTC | #193833

Deepthought's Avatar Comment 4 by Deepthought

I saw this and immeadiatly checked to see if it was written by the Onion. I was surprised to find it wasn't.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:33:00 UTC | #193837

Lemniscate's Avatar Comment 5 by Lemniscate

"I think we have just entered a new phase. We were in the prayerful phase, but now we're going into a more activist phase, because we feel that whole faith without works is dead,"

Even he doesn't really think prayer works...

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:34:00 UTC | #193839

j.mills's Avatar Comment 6 by j.mills

If Yanks pray for lower prices, and Saudis pray for higher prices, how does god decide? I'm inclined to think he'll camouflage his intervention so cunningly that it will be indistinguishable from the normal operation of the markets...

(What happens if enough people pray for there to be no god?)

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:39:00 UTC | #193842

TIKI AL's Avatar Comment 7 by TIKI AL

When the sacred separation of pump and prayer is violated the end times are near.

Would'nt rain dancers be more suited for this?

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:40:00 UTC | #193844

hungarianelephant's Avatar Comment 8 by hungarianelephant

Haven't we already seen this story?

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:41:00 UTC | #193846

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 9 by Tyler Durden

Perhaps these wackjobs need David "clearthinker" Robertson on their side - look what happened when he prayed for something!!!

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:45:00 UTC | #193847

Ed-words's Avatar Comment 10 by Ed-words

Rocky (Balboa?) says that faith without good works is dead.

Sounds a lot like, "God helps those who help themselves."


He should stick to blood donor drives.(If he
could only raise his mind to the level of his good heart!)

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:46:00 UTC | #193848

toddaa's Avatar Comment 11 by toddaa

The Saudis don't have capacity to increase their output by 1.2 million barrels a day.It would truly be a miracle if they did. If I wasn't wiser, I'd say these people are about to have a learning moment. But then, they are Christians incapable of accepting reality for what it is.


Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:59:00 UTC | #193851

irate_atheist's Avatar Comment 12 by irate_atheist

Oh, this absolutely will work. A petition from a Christian Evangelical to the House of Saud asking them to reduce their income by billions of dollars a day. Yep, that'll work.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:07:00 UTC | #193855

Ed-words's Avatar Comment 13 by Ed-words

toddaa - -

They are not bonafide morons.

"No IQ,too high, for religion to destroy!"

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:08:00 UTC | #193856

Vaal's Avatar Comment 14 by Vaal

Why do I have the feeling that "Peak Oil" will shortly be raising its head?

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:15:00 UTC | #193861

DamnDirtyApe's Avatar Comment 15 by DamnDirtyApe

Dear lord, please make my gas under $100 a barrel.

*I know you're busy, so i'm rubbing the end of war, hunger and suffering off the to-do list.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 08:18:00 UTC | #193862

Scott McMeekin's Avatar Comment 16 by Scott McMeekin

Perhaps a better strategy, given the USA's history of selling anything to pretty much anyone with no tangible long-term thought to the ramifications of such transactions, might be to add an taxy duty to all of those large arms sales to Saudi Arabia to offset their higher oil prices.

Nope - that wouldn't work, cos then the Saudi's would just buy their bombs and fighter jets from the humane, progressive, ethical, forward-thinking British government (as long as we slip them a nice big bung in the process).

Gotta love democracy.


Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:01:00 UTC | #193871

pwuk's Avatar Comment 17 by pwuk

Is this legal? Could this be market manipulation? Have these people gone short on energy futures?


Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:20:00 UTC | #193875

D'Arcy's Avatar Comment 18 by D'Arcy

From the article:

As the price of oil continues to rise, some are turning to God and prayer for an answer to their financial troubles.

The Pray at the Pump Movement, founded by Rocky Twyman, has been holding prayer vigils at gas stations across the country. On Monday, Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million.

If these people really believe in miracles, and apparently they do, why don't they just pray for the almighty to provide more oil in their backyard? (Yes I do know about the current row going on about oil exploration in Alaska). As these people don't believe in a 4.5 billion year old Earth and presumably fossil fuels being several million years old, they will happily pray for "Give us this day our daily gas" and not give it another thought.

Luckily for humanity, there are more fruitful things to do than pray.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:43:00 UTC | #193893

quill's Avatar Comment 19 by quill

"Our people are really suffering through this crisis," Twyman told Cybercast News Service.

It really takes some degree of religious inanity to go to the developing world and complain to the people there about YOUR suffering.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:49:00 UTC | #193897

Vinelectric's Avatar Comment 21 by Vinelectric

I think invasions work better than prayers, long term. (sorry, just winding someone up!).

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:16:00 UTC | #193911

Wosret's Avatar Comment 23 by Wosret

Gah. Also, for the record, "god helps those who help themselves" is actually a greek saying. It originates from a story about a man whose cart has gotten stuck in the mud, and he prays for Hercules' and his great strength to pull his cart free. Hercules appears and tells the man to take hold of the cart, and push, he does and manages to free it. Hercules than tells the man not to ask for help so quickly, for the gods only help those that help themselves.

The Bible's message is quite the opposite.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:18:00 UTC | #193913

pkruger's Avatar Comment 22 by pkruger

It's all God's fault anyway. He didn't make enough accessible oil for all of us.
And from the outset things up poorly. There's too many of us now.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:18:00 UTC | #193912

DalaiDrivel's Avatar Comment 24 by DalaiDrivel

At least they're trying to move beyond prayer...

God's not so omnipotent as to accommodate whole faith.

But he IS omnipotent!

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:38:00 UTC | #193916

padster1976's Avatar Comment 25 by padster1976

"Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million. "

So he's not ACTUALLY praying to god then is he?!

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:10:00 UTC | #193925

D'Arcy's Avatar Comment 26 by D'Arcy

I'm wondering if the Christians' God is Oilimpotent. Will Allah win the great battle and grab back Iraq? Somehow I doubt it, however unpopular the war is. One thing is certain: that too many human lives will be lost in the battle for control over natural resources in the middle east, and elsewhere.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:20:00 UTC | #193931

thewhitepearl's Avatar Comment 27 by thewhitepearl

suffering huh? the nerve of these people...tsk tsk

selfish twats.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:36:00 UTC | #193952

8teist's Avatar Comment 28 by 8teist

Yup,nothing new in the world of stoopid

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:45:00 UTC | #193959

Pete H's Avatar Comment 29 by Pete H

If both sides in the transaction are both praying for either higher or lower prices, but the price of fuel is increasing, this proves that God really is listening to someone. One of them is doing it better.

Perhaps it's because Muslims' prayerful phase involves praying 5 times a day. As for the Muslim activist phase - they leave the Christians for dead.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:39:00 UTC | #193972

CruciFiction's Avatar Comment 30 by CruciFiction

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:49:00 UTC | #193974