Thursday, April 27, 2006

As if God cared about gas prices!

As a Christian, I believe that God knows better, but still, I find this as indecent as preposterous, if not farcical:
A U.S. Christian group has grown tired of escalating gasoline prices and is set to stage a national prayer rally to lower the numbers at the pumps.
Various Christian clergy from around the country will convene around a Washington, D.C., gas station Thursday at noon to pray. For those who can't attend, a live Internet site and toll-free prayer line have been established. (UP)

You may wonder if this is not a joke - but no. From what I read, the idea might not be so much to ask God as to make a political point , if you carefully read between the lines:
It is our hope that seeing and hearing some of the nation's most powerful preachers gathered around a gas station and the United States capital as a backdrop, will remind everyone who is really in charge of our world--GOD," said Wenda Royster, founder of Pray Live a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week live prayer line, e-worship center, and Internet radio station.
What they really mean is not that God is in charge but that THEY would like to be and are using God for their political and economic agenda. Isn't that sickening? to pray for cheaper gas when so many people are dying and hurting! That'is yet another sign that some American christians have become spoiled brats and have lost touch with the reality of this world.

Thank God, you find all sorts of Christians (some more 'real' than others) in this world and in America and some have actually been praying for real important issues (peace, AIDS, poverty and genocide, and in resolving conflicts between faith) during the two-day International Prayer for Peace.


At 08:06, Blogger Amiko said...

as if god cared about any human activities. look at the world and, to me, it becomes obvious that if there is a god, he has absolutely no interest and what we do or what we pray for.


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