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Stone soup and gas prices

August 18, 2008

Saving money on gas is a combination of faith and works:

BBC News: Rocky Twyman, 59, a veteran community campaigner, started Pray At The Pump meetings at petrol stations in April. Since then, the average price of what the US calls gasoline has fallen from more than $4 a gallon to $3.80.

“We don’t have anybody else to turn to but God,” Mr Twyman told the BBC. “We have to turn these problems over to God and not to man.”

A few percent savings seems like a weak effect from the God who parted the Red Sea.  But the Twyman and friends aren’t just relying on God either:

“We believe not just in prayer – because we believe that faith without works is dead. So we’ve encouraged people to car-pool more and organise their days more, because it’s a combination of faith with these other factors.”

Excellent stone soup!  It would be even better with some carrots.  Maybe a little potato.  Beef broth, onions…

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  1. August 18, 2008 at 06:37 | #1

    Something like “pray and pass the ammunition.”

    Or the old joke about the boxer who crosses himself before the fight. Will it help? “Yeah, if he can box.”

    I saw that prayer group on TV. One of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.

  2. August 18, 2008 at 20:09 | #2

    So prayer is the only thing… but we can also make a difference. Does the nitwit realize he’s contradicting himself? Forget it, that’s a stupid question. At least he will rile the troops to do some things to make a difference.  :roll:

  3. August 22, 2008 at 05:43 | #3

    I never thought of it that way!  That’s utterly awesome.

    Whatever it takes to get people off their butts and doing the right thing.

  4. August 27, 2008 at 05:44 | #4

    we should all do out part in this! carpool, ride a bike, walk, etc… don’t just leave it up to others.

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