Skip to comments.The Bible Belt
Posted on 02/16/2009 5:35:31 AM PST by Davy Buck
A few months ago, another Civil War blogger mocked my contention that the South remains the last great bastion of Judeo-Christian conservatism in the United States, even though poll after poll shows that to be the truth - the South is still the "Bible Belt."
Now comes this story . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com ...
The important question here in the South isn’t whether or not there is a Bible Belt, but how big of a belt buckle do you need for it?
syrupy “Joel Osteen” lol. I actually think he is a good guy. I am Catholic and still can listen to him occasionally. He makes his more of the nondenominational brand.
He is a blend of a ‘self-help’ motivational speaker and preacher. A bit more of the former and less of the latter IMO. In practical application though his variety of preaching probably helps people more than those who instruct folks to simply ‘turn it over to the lord’ and let god sort their problems out.
“79 percent of Tennesseeans” and TN is in the highest bracket...
yes that would be about right...
I resent, to some extent, the term ‘religion’. Plenty of people have ‘religion’, go to church on Sunday, etc. But not so many have a relationship w/ the Supreme Being. I find that in the Bible Belt it is important to have religion...like going to a church on Sunday...but living the ‘life’ during the week is less practiced.
In the South, religion is an important part of family life. More entire families attend church. Teens are expected to attend with their parents and churches have active youth groups.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a youth group from the West Coast or North East that traveled to Appalachia to help the poor or who went on a summer trip to Mexico to help the poor.
But I hear of those activities in the South a lot . . . nearly every Baptist and Methodist Church in my section of Georgia has had youth who traveled on “missionary trips.”
This is in a very broad, cultural context.
God save the South!
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