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Old 07-03-2008, 10:09 AM
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Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices

By Allison Aldrich and Keriann Hopkins
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July 03, 2008

(CNSNews.com) - 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.

Twyman, who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spent the afternoon outside of the embassy praying and asking passersby to sign his petition for the release of more oil, which he hopes to deliver to the Saudi oil minister.

"Our people are really suffering through this crisis," Twyman told Cybercast News Service. "We need the Saudis to release at least 1.2 [million] barrels of oil per day for about the next six months until we can get everything settled in America ... (I)f they can just do that for us, than this will help us get through this crisis."

Twyman, who prompted the first national campaign aimed at getting African Americans to become bone marrow donors, has moved on to more active participation to lower gas prices than eliciting the help of God through prayer.

"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," Twyman told reporters.

Prayer aside, some argue that there is very little the average consumer can do to influence gas prices. John Neurohr from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, has a different approach to managing the high gas prices.

"There is little, if anything, the average person can do to reduce gas prices generally," Neurohr told Cybercast News Service. "What they can do is reduce their personal dependence on gasoline by carpooling and utilizing public transportation."

Whether consumers decide to pray more or pump less, it is likely that the big changes will result from incremental steps towards more consumer-friendly oil policies.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:50 PM
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:16 AM
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:18 PM
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:46 PM
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:09 PM
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its like asking the voodoo woman in new orleans to cast a spell or the wiccan person down the street for help.

the prices are beyond gods control.
its our control, cut the usage, the prices will go down.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:07 PM
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divine intervention huh... lol while their at it, they might as well ask for a better housing market, no new taxes, fix the pollution problem, end poverty, stop unemployment, maybe they could even find a descent president for us... oh and why not fix the immigration laws.... divine intervention, my ass. Some people who use gods name to get media attention should just go straight to hell. dammit lol

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lol uh huh bigger problems than gas problems going on around here....
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:44 PM
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organized religion is a money making scam anyway.
i don't see how some of them sleep at night.

you ever see a poor preacher?
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Yeah, you get a good sized congregation all giving 10%... thats some cash. The thing that gets me is instead of using some of that cash at home, they're always going on missions to foreign countries. Just as bad as the US govt.
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