This is cited from: this CNN article.
So much for spaghetti suppers: The First Baptist Church of Snellville is fueling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming “Free Gasoline.”
Now this is serious, and to me embodies everything that has gone WRONG with the United States, and maybe even the world. It’s one thing to complain that we have high prices for gasoline. Obviously, we’re in a bit of new territory with gas averaging $4 instead of the $3.20 last year. But seriously, is it really that BAD?! We are talking about having some decent priced gas in comparison to the rest of the world – heck, Britain is just about $8 when you do the conversions, and Japan, which is still a pricey as **** place to live, is just about the same price. So really, all we’ve done is match the world, and we still do nothing but complain.
To me, this should be all about American ingenuity, and our ability to adapt to the situation. Can’t afford the gas? Carpool, anybody? I drive out every morning and still see so many cars on the freeways with just single drivers. To top it all off, some of them drive Hummer H2s!! What in God’s name could you POSSIBLY need an H2 at work for?! Ridiculous!
But the lowpoint is really when churches respond by offering FREE GAS to people to get them active in the religious community. Has it become such that religion needs to BRIBE people to come listen to the Word of God? Granted, I’m not saying that everybody should be religions, everybody has a right to their own opinions. But when you start seeing things where people should be going to worship and hear the message of God, but instead are enticed by worldly things, that somewhat puts me off.
I’m just glad we’re seeing change on the horizon. I mean, LARGE SCALE CHANGES. Maybe some good will come out of it all.