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#16    aztek

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

lets see. many say a comunity that lives below povery line means crime\drug ridden comunity, like gettos\projects railer parks. it may be true, however.

there is a town\comunity in upstate new york, a religious jewish comunity, that has highest poverty rate in usa, yet crime is almost none existant, i wonder does religion has anything to do with it??? i think it does.

http://en.wikipedia...._Joel,_New_York

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

View PostHasina, on 14 February 2013 - 07:50 PM, said:

Notice I said 'either' list. Don't put words in my mouth.

My bad. When I read it I read "list, either" instead of "either list" . Sorry about that.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Mississippi is thick country. Many southern states are traditionally religious. It's apart of the southern culture.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 14 February 2013 - 12:42 PM, said:

Mississippi, Tennessee, Liousiana, Arkansas, and Alabama are in the top 10 most uneducated states in America.  Coinicidence?  I don't know.

Not going into the religious part of this,but i am from Louisiana (which you misspelled,so much for higher education) only if we all could be like california with all it's highly educated yet the state is bankrupt beyond recognition.Michigan with 2 of the most violent poverty ridden cities in the whole world inside it's borders.Ahhhh......What will we ignorant redneck's ever do.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Jinkies folks, chill out with the bashing. We can have a civilized discussion about this subject without being so nasty.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

I wasnt suprised Oregon was one of the least religious States along with Washington. With the legalization of MMP's its getting real hard to get off our lazy bums to make it into the churches.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

The statistics do not reveal what percentage of the religious population is native to each state.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

View PostJ. K., on 14 February 2013 - 09:16 PM, said:

The statistics do not reveal what percentage of the religious population is native to each state.
They did say this:
The just-released state-religion results are based on more than 348,000 interviews with adults ages 18 and older conducted from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, as part of Gallup Daily tracking. The results were weighted to be representative of each state's adult population by gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity and education, based on Census data.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

View Postrashore, on 14 February 2013 - 08:38 PM, said:

Jinkies folks, chill out with the bashing. We can have a civilized discussion about this subject without being so nasty.
Well said :tu:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Whenever you get religion and non-believers together, you are almost always heading towards a battle of wits or words. I am a very well known Atheist on these forums. I know because it is mainly a clash of ideology between two groups.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostBama13, on 14 February 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

So you equate religious people to uneducated people?

Pope Benedict has a PhD and was a university professor.

I just attended a religious-based luncheon of about 200 retired GE engineers and scientists.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostRafterman, on 15 February 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Pope Benedict has a PhD and was a university professor.

I just attended a religious-based luncheon of about 200 retired GE engineers and scientists.

I didn't equate religious people with uneducated people. Another poster did. But I agree with you that there isn't a correlation.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

View PostBama13, on 15 February 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:

I didn't equate religious people with uneducated people. Another poster did. But I agree with you that there isn't a correlation.

I didn't mean for it to come off that way.  My post was more in support of your comment.

Just trying to shoot a few holes in the emerging meme that religious = uneducated or ignorant.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

I wonder if anyone has ever studied to see if there is a correlation between religion and age, and, more significantly, religion when one was in one's twenties and when in one's later years.

I started off religious and became less so, my parents did the opposite.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 15 February 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

I wonder if anyone has ever studied to see if there is a correlation between religion and age, and, more significantly, religion when one was in one's twenties and when in one's later years.

I started off religious and became less so, my parents did the opposite.

I would bet the Barna Group has.  They've been collecting statistics involving religion for years.

This is just an informal observation.  In most churches that I've attended over the years, the twenty-something group has been the least involved.  It appears that people tend to leave religion after they move from home, and then return to religion upon having children.  Again, this is just a generality.

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