[extropy-chat] The Bible Belt Paradox

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jan 15 21:31:41 UTC 2007

At 03:31 PM 1/15/2007 -0500, PJ wrote:

> >Smart people are less likely to adhere to
> >bible-thumping, and less likely to get into violent mischief of a
> >personal order--
>Maybe.  Although there has been a big migration for economic reasons 
>into the Sun Belt cities.

Omg! Elderly Jews retiring to Florida are taking up axe murdering and 
chainsaw massacres? Or is this a matter of dispossessed farmers or 
former factory fodder moving to CA and TX for the climate?

I see, btw, that wikipedia sez:

<Culturally, however, southern states from Texas to Florida are more 
often referred to as Bible Belt states, while southwestern states 
extending to the Pacific coast (New Mexico, Arizona, and California) 
are most often associated with a life-style synonymous with the Sun Belt.>

And it's the Bible buggers we're concerned about, I think?

Damien Broderick 

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