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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 8:31PM #1
Nino0814
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Mississippi is the most religious state according to the latest Gallop poll.  Except for Utah (which has a unique religious history, all the most religious states have the lowest per captia income: 

www.gallup.com/poll/153479/Mississippi-R...

www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2009/03/...


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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 8:57PM #2
Dutch777
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Mississippi is also the most obese state; actually tied with West Virginia.


All the most "religious" states (excepting Utah, which is the Vatican of Mormonism) are states of the Confederacy.  Oklahoma was not a state in 1861; it was Indian Territory at that time, but it is within the cultural South.  They're also Republican to the core.


Of course, this poll will confirm the Southern suspicion that the Northern States are heathen, secularist, humanist, evolutionists who advocate abortion and SSM; who secretly approve of flag-burning,  allowing women to speak in church, and who are plotting to outlaw guns and the incandescent light bulb.




Seems that we may be seeing a cultural divide.  When I lived in the Upper South, it was the only time I was asked if I'm saved, if I've accepted Jay-zuz as my L&S, and what church I attend.  When I answered "Episcopalian", I was almost always greeted with a blank stare and "uh --- what's that?".  My usual answer was " exactly like Baptists, only totally different".  That usually sufficed.


I found the people to be honestly friendly, superbly hospitable, and they just want to be left the hell alone.  I really can't blame them.


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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 9:51PM #3
LitanyoftheSaints
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I'm not all that surprised at the results. 


Dutch, wasn't your name with a lower case "d" before?


Off topic- they finally blocked B-Net at work and I can't B-net at work anymore! Bummer!! Instead I get a wall that says "blocked because site is a social network". It only took the IT Dept about 5 yrs to figure this out, LOL!Laughing

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 10:20PM #4
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 9:51PM, LitanyoftheSaints wrote:

I'm not all that surprised at the results. 


Dutch, wasn't your name with a lower case "d" before?


Off topic- they finally blocked B-Net at work and I can't B-net at work anymore! Bummer!! Instead I get a wall that says "blocked because site is a social network". It only took the IT Dept about 5 yrs to figure this out, LOL!


Don't worry about it.  Based on the traffic--or lack thereof--on the denominational boards, I suspect we're only a few weeks or months (at best) from being shut down anyway.  From what I can tell, this is the only denominational board that receives any regular traffic of any sort anymore.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 10:28PM #5
slu_magoo
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Woohoo!  I'm in Tennessee (and am a native Tennessean).  We're number seven!


The 'emerging' type churches--some denominational and some not--are clearly the fastest growing here in Middle TN.  I know a number of people including many fellow political progressives who are finding great comfort in these churches.  I think the personal connections, home groups, cell groups, or whatever they're called, are speaking to people in a different kind of way than more traditional churches.  It's really fascinating to see friends from Vanderbilt who lean very, very far to the left on social and economic matters engaging with these groups and finding a home in them.


Interestingly, Baptist churches and churches of Christ--typically two of the largest groups in this area--continue to drop those names from their churches.  Instead of 'Lincoln Hill Baptist Church', for example, we see 'The Gathering at Lincoln Hill' or something like that. 

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 11:00PM #6
LitanyoftheSaints
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:20PM, slu_magoo wrote:

Mar 28, 2012 -- 9:51PM, LitanyoftheSaints wrote:


I'm not all that surprised at the results. 


Dutch, wasn't your name with a lower case "d" before?


Off topic- they finally blocked B-Net at work and I can't B-net at work anymore! Bummer!! Instead I get a wall that says "blocked because site is a social network". It only took the IT Dept about 5 yrs to figure this out, LOL!



Don't worry about it.  Based on the traffic--or lack thereof--on the denominational boards, I suspect we're only a few weeks or months (at best) from being shut down anyway.  From what I can tell, this is the only denominational board that receives any regular traffic of any sort anymore.




I think that other social network, you know, the one with the "likes",  may be killing B-Net!

"The centrality of our mission is to love each other. That means caring for our neighbors. And it does not mean bickering about fine points of doctrine."- ++KJS
http://kjsfanpage.blogspot.com/
http://chicksinpointyhats.blogspot.com/

"We are to be Christ's hands and feet and heart and mind and we cannot do that if we assume God's role of judgment. The judge's job is filled. God alone is judge! Those who would be Saviors of the Church and the people in it are also reminded that the Savior's job has been filled. Jesus Christ filled it once for all. "- Bishop Rodney Michel
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3 years ago  ::  Mar 28, 2012 - 11:18PM #7
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When I was still at work 12 years ago and preparing for my first book, I did a lot of Internet research.  One time I tried to Google "Mary Magdalene" but I was blocked because it was deemed pornographic.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 8:51AM #8
Dutch777
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 9:51PM, LitanyoftheSaints wrote:

Dutch, wasn't your name with a lower case "d" before?



That was in the bad old days when I shopped at Walmart.


Now I shop at Lord & Taylor's.


dutch has upscaled into Dutch.  Cool


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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 9:54AM #9
Dutch777
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OK gang.  Let's state the big Weltanschauung;  calculate The Grand Kosmic Scheme.


Let's correlate: Fat, Stupid, Religious, Republican.


Old Dutch assures you --- the results are stunning.


Pls. peruse both the upper and lower lists for: 1.  Fat; 2. Stupid.


blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011...

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 11:22AM #10
journeying
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It would be interesting see if there is a state by state correlation with the Gallup Poll's Well-Being Index. I hope they follow up on that.

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