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Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices
If this isn't the epitome of the desperation that breeds religious belief, I don't know what is. I can just see a primal tribe, dancing around the gas station parking lot, hoping that the magical sign drops a cent, and if it does, just once, they'll believe they caused it.
It's about as intelligent as a dog. And I mean that literally. A dog will do whatever action it was doing when it received a good fortune, such as a treat, because it attributes its actions to be the cause. There's a psychological term for it, but it's been too long since I was in a Psych class for me to remember it.