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Praying for Gas Prices?

Members of a central Georgia church plan to gather at gas pumps to pray for lower prices.  The Beacon of Light Christian Center is planning the Saturday prayer gathering at gas pumps outside a Kroger grocery store in Dublin.

Well, it is Georgia.  We’ve already had a governor doing rain dances and half our science teachers proudly display pictures of Jesus riding a dinosaur.  So I don’t know why this would surprise anyone.

There is something a little odd about it, though…

He said it’s the third time members of his congregation have met at gas pumps to pray.

Ok… so for everybody else’s sake, STOP PRAYING!!  It’s making the prices go up!!

That’s the correct conclusion, right?  They prayed three times, and prices are up.  Therefore, the prayers made the prices go up.  I mean… that’s the way it works in reverse, right?  If you pray and prices go down, then God did it.  So… if prices go up, then God did it…

Right?

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2 thoughts on “Praying for Gas Prices?

  1. I think we should hope for oil prices to go up *and stay there.*

    When oil hit $180/barrel a number of American companies moved manufacturing onshore lickety split. Many have kept it there for the quicker turnaround and lower uncertanty.

    There was a piece on NPR on sock manufacturers. The knitting machine is about the size of a washer. It needs shelter, power, and somebody to change the spools of yarn. Companies move them wherever the can get a few cents edge.

    The biggest driver for offshoring has been the dramatic reductions in the costs of shipping.

    Posted by Bob | April 15, 2011, 3:31 pm
  2. I think we should hope for oil prices to go up *and stay there.*

    I guess it depends on what you hope society to look like. Without exaggerating, you can pretty much look around at anything modern that you own and imagine that it’s made out of oil. Because it basically is. So if the price of oil does go up dramatically — and stay there indefinitely — the market will eventually not be able to sustain the hits just to keep prices down. And prices on everything will go up dramatically, or services and goods will simply not be available.

    There are some people who want this. And if that’s you, then you’re probably on track.

    There was a piece on NPR on sock manufacturers. The knitting machine is about the size of a washer. It needs shelter, power, and somebody to change the spools of yarn. Companies move them wherever the can get a few cents edge.

    I don’t know if it’s true, but I remember hearing a story about a casino boat that was designed to be sunk in case of hurricane. It was cheaper for the casino owner to just sink the thing halfway and repair the first floor than to move it inland. It’s kind of crazy what happens to business economics when your units sold goes up into the millions or billions.

    Posted by hambydammit | April 15, 2011, 4:18 pm

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