Friday, April 28, 2006

Dear God, Got Gas?

This just in, from ABC NEWS, via other "well-connected" sources:

Fed up with the supposedly "skyrocketing" (???) price of gas, some people are turning from the power of the pump (and their usually firm faith in supply and demand) to the power of PRAYER. See the ABC story HERE.

Well, does God have gas? Does he deal in the stuff? Would God even stoop to USE gas? I mean, he's omniscient. He KNOWS what it's doing to his creation.

And if gas is a heavenly commodity, how much is a gallon going for up THERE?

Oh, I don't know. Maybe God is on the side of Big Oil and likes these obscene profits. Maybe he's a die-hard fan of capitalism, a supply side, trickle down guy himself. I don't know. On the other hand, maybe his sympathies can be swayed to see it your way and fill your tank without your even leaving home. Cheap gas? Why not free gas? Why not gas and groceries with free home delivery?

As a psychologist so telling reminded me a while back, as much as some of us with IQs over 100 might tend to forget, humans are primarily irrational. And even a few of the clergy agreed that this praying-for-cheap-gas is a bit unorthodox. But hey, they went along with it and even organized sessions in the nation's capital to focus their powers of prayer.

Heaven bound, it seems, some are or think they are - in a gas-guzzling SUV.

Pretty soon, heaven will look a lot like an upscale garage in the suburbs.

In somebody's dreams....

Meanwhile, though I personally don't think God even drives, I do think Jesus, who did live on Earth according to some earthly limitations and desires, would, if he weren't walking or taking the bus, be driving an old but well-maintained Honda Civic. Civics have always gotten way up in the 30-40 MPG range. And he'd be big into ride shares, for sure - though it is hard to fit twelve of even your very closest friends into the back of a Civic.


At 4/29/2006 5:53 AM, Anonymous rq said...

Well, your humor is in full-swing! This one's a homerun!

At 4/29/2006 7:45 AM, Blogger John Curry copyright 2005 said...

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At 4/29/2006 7:48 AM, Anonymous John Curry said...

The already have "what would jesus drive' bumper stickers. Which i love.

At 6/05/2006 6:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think Jesus would drive a Honda Civic? You assume he does not support the Union?

At 6/05/2006 8:02 PM, Anonymous LCW said...

I'm making a bit of an asumption here, but I don't think Jesus was a joiner - NOT a union kinda guy - a counterculture cult hero, not any sort of conventional organizer.

At 6/06/2006 10:35 AM, Blogger Rhesus Pieces said...

I think all we can say is that Jesus was a good Jew that was unhappy with what was going on at the time. What he drives depends upon how you see him. Is Jesus a Ghandi, a Dali Lama, or a Joel Osteen (Lakewood church)? I think all three have/had drivers.


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