Well, over the last week, the price of oil has soared to unprecedented heights -- nearly $140 per barrel. Not surprisingly, the price of a gallon of gas has also risen, with the national average now over $4.00 for the first time ever. I've been thinking about the reasons for the current surge in prices, and I've come up with two possiblities:
1) the price is based on speculation, market forces and the dynamics of global political forces, as well as some random fluctuations that result from such a complex interaction of supply and demand forces.
2) God wants high gas prices
Obviously, many economists, statisticians, politicians and scientists are confident that the first option is correct, and that while there is some random fluctuations, it is overall a mostly rational process that drives the price. But what about option #2?
Well, there are a lot of reasons I could give for this, but the most obvious is that "acts of God" are starting to happen over the last few years that are impacting the price -- floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, wars, even lightning strikes. Just last week, over 2,500,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline burned up because God didn't want you to have cheap gas.
I think it's clear -- God is a current-technology hating environmentalist who wants to get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels switch us over to wind and solar power.