Monday, May 05, 2008

Pray-in gas station asks God to lower prices

Add this to the horror file:

Rocky Twyman has a radical solution for surging gasoline prices: prayer.

Twyman - a community organizer, church choir director and public relations consultant from the Washington, D.C., suburbs - staged a pray-in at a San Francisco Chevron station on Friday, asking God for cheaper gas. He did the same thing in the nation's Capitol on Wednesday, with volunteers from a soup kitchen joining in. Today he will lead members of an Oakland church in prayer.

Yes, it's come to that.

"God is the only one we can turn to at this point," said Twyman, 59. "Our leaders don't seem to be able to do anything about it. The prices keep soaring and soaring." [David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle]
And if that story astounds you, just wait until you read this (hat tip: Noodlefood):

Jim Porter, chief technical analyst for one of the UK's largest banks . . . uses heliocentric magi astrology to predict the direction of the international financial markets. Millions of pounds worth of commodities, shares and currencies are traded on his command. His decisions may affect the value of your pension, your home, and perhaps decide whether or not you have a job tomorrow.

When I spoke to him late last year, he told me that the position of the planets indicated a 3.2 percent fall in the American markets. The following week they duly fell 3.5 percent.

"My attitude is that if you can test it, and it works, then it's just another tool that you can use to predict the direction of the markets," he says.

"I have tested it and astrology works. Used with other techniques it can give you confidence, and the more confidence you have, the bigger the risks you can take." [Danny Penman -]
Wow. If I had my money in a UK bank, I'd be searching high and low to make sure it wasn't in this guy's bank.


Galileo Blogs said...

Add this to the horror file:

"Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, pastors to lead rally with sackcloth and ashes"

Quote from article:

"The king of Ninevah called constituents to a time of prayer and fasting," Green said. "We believe things begin to dramatically change when the mayor, or leader, calls for prayer. I don't think there's ever been a city called to sackcloth and ashes."

Ryan R. said...

The problem with persons who pray for things, such as cheaper gas, is that no matter what happens, whether gas prices fall, rise, or stay the same, they always are able to justify it, usually by saying something along the lines of, "It's all part of God's plan." So if prices go down a penny or two, it's because God answered their prayers. If it goes up, it's because it's in some way part of God's master plan for them, maybe to teach them toughness, or ingenuity, or creative thinking, etc.

Ryan Alger said...

That’s funny, because I’ve tried to use Tarot cards to predict the lotto numbers, but nothing! Maybe I wasn’t doing it right.