Praying instead of policy-making

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 13:42 EDT
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I’m particularly happy with this piece I did for the Guardian. It’s a look into history if we’d tried to pray away our problems, instead of looking at more reality-based solutions. A sample:

The 1979 Energy crisis. Instead of responding to the energy crisis through international political pressure and conservationist policies, President Jimmy Carter prayed in a national address that Jesus redo that trick with the water into wine, but this time to create oil. While it didn’t work in 1979, some suggest that the current transition of the Gulf of Mexico into a big bucket of oil indicates that God finally came around to answering that prayer.

Read the rest here.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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