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As expected, 8 of the 10 most religious states are located in the Bible Belt of the South and are Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia with Mississippi ranking as the ‘most religious state’ in the Union. The other 2 states in this category are Oklahoma and Utah, the majority of whose residents are Mormon. They were awarded the honor of being ‘the most religious group in America today.’ Oh yay. A twisted, mishmash of bizarre beliefs and blasphemous statements about Jesus Christ represents the most religious group in this country. No wonder the USA is going to hell in a hand- basket!

There are 12 ‘least religious states’ and 6 are in New England. These are New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island with Vermont nabbing the ‘most heathen’ award for the whole country. I guess those folks in Vermont are too busy sucking syrup out of Maple trees to give God much thought.

Other states in the ‘least religious’ category are, Alaska (next door to Russia, what can you expect?), Oregon (The Wicca State), Nevada and Washington (The let's worship a tree State). The last 2 are the District of Columbia (completely Godless!) and, surprise, surprise, New York.

So what does all this mean? According to Gallup, America remains a generally religious nation, with more than 2/3 of the residents classified as very or moderately religious. These statistics bring up some interesting questions.

What does Gallup even mean when they use the term ‘religious?’ I suppose that would encompass all Christian beliefs which would include the many Protestant denominations and ‘non-denominational’ congregations. Apparently they consider Mormonism to be a religion. What about Scientology and their mother ship? Are they including Muslims? What about Buddhists or Hindus? The Wiccans? The luciferians and plain ‘ol satanists?

And, of course, we can’t forget the Catholics, because NO one can put on some religion like the Catholics! The robes. The ceremonies. The metal thingy’s with incense and smoke being waved about. Genuflecting to a graven image of Christ on the cross. Sprinkling holy water on the faithful. Sitting in a little wooden hut, confessing your sins to some unseen voice who thinks he has the ability to forgive you, along with the seemingly endless hour and a half of men with funny hats, mumbling Latin which no one in the building can understand. Mmmm, Lord knows I love me some Catholics! Now THAT’S what I call a good show of religion!

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I don’t know who this Gallup guy is or why he’s never asked me any questions, but I have to wholeheartedly agree with his poll. America used to be a Godly country, which is much different than being a ‘religious’ people. A good definition of ‘religion’ is mankind’s arrogant, worthless attempt to make himself acceptable to a Holy God by his own efforts or works. Religion is one of the greatest and most destructive lies satan ever hatched in that putrid little brain of his. It is anything but Godly.

No, America has fallen from being Godly to being religious. We have a plethora of gods to worship, command and control. The gods of our religions don’t tell us how to live and don’t expect anything from us so we can toddle off to our churches every Sunday and feel good about ourselves because we’re ‘a good person.’ Somehow, I don’t think America’s gods will be able to save us from the approaching and well deserved wrath of the one true God. You know; the one we used to have before we became religious.

Donna Wasson, Rapture Ready 92 Comments [4/4/2012 3:27:49 AM]
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Horus IX

Word salad...needs ranch.

4/4/2012 3:42:24 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Ah, look, everybody in America is wrong except Donna. Who knew?

4/4/2012 3:47:43 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

So glad Donna's out there, willing to point America in the right direction!

4/4/2012 4:02:25 AM



The same wrath that is currently focused on sending tornados and floods to the southern states?

Enlighten us, oh wise one, who is this God, that is beyond religion?

4/4/2012 4:12:13 AM

N. De Plume

And, of course, we can’t forget the Catholics… with the seemingly endless hour and a half of men with funny hats, mumbling Latin which no one in the building can understand.

Wow. Half a century later, and you still haven’t heard of Vatican II?

4/4/2012 4:15:36 AM

Robespierre

And yet, you will count all of them when you need to claim that it's a christian nation.

4/4/2012 4:27:44 AM

Doctor Whom

A good definition of ‘religion’ is mankind’s arrogant, worthless attempt to make himself acceptable to a Holy God by his own efforts or works. Religion is one of the greatest and most destructive lies satan ever hatched in that putrid little brain of his.

Let's see what your own holy book says about the issue. James 1:27: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world."

The gods of our religions don’t tell us how to live and don’t expect anything from us so we can toddle off to our churches every Sunday and feel good about ourselves because we’re ‘a good person.’

I have to agree with you there. The gods of our religions are too busy telling us how someone else should live. Christianity as so many people practice it is no exception, to put it mildly.

4/4/2012 4:31:40 AM

Reynardine

I wonder what the Hell old Wasson Oil *does* think "Gahd" wants.

4/4/2012 4:33:04 AM

Gawd

Gibberish.

4/4/2012 4:55:08 AM

Extraintrovert

Despite the levels of raging lunacy, Wasson does have ONE good point: most people within a religion do worship a religious institution instead of the deities or ideals or whatever else that is supposedly its foundation. I don't have the intelligence or vocabulary to adequately summarise it, so I suggest everyone here just go read Small Gods.

4/4/2012 4:56:45 AM



Somehow, I don’t think America’s gods will be able to save us from the approaching and well deserved wrath of the one true God.

She is right, you know? FSM will be pissed off when It'll discover how many false gods have been worshipped in Its absence...

4/4/2012 5:09:11 AM

Mister Spak

" Oh yay. A twisted, mishmash of bizarre beliefs and blasphemous statements about Jesus Christ represents the most religious group in this country. No wonder the USA is going to hell in a hand- basket! "

They're worshipping a different imaginary man than me!!! WWHHHAAAAAAAAAA!


"Somehow, I don’t think America’s gods will be able to save us from the approaching and well deserved wrath of the one true God. You know; the one we used to have before we became religious."

I agree, your man made religions won't save you from the one true Allahs wrath.

4/4/2012 5:16:00 AM

Badger

'Sitting in a little wooden hut, confessing your sins to some unseen voice who thinks he has the ability to forgive you'

Priceless

4/4/2012 5:28:35 AM

Pule Thamex

"...the one true God. You know; the one we used to have..."

Could it be that you're referring to the Eternal Celestial Flight Controller, His Supreme Non-Existence, the Proprietor of Ectoplasmic-Mansions 'R' Us, the Cosmic King of Genocides, that most revered of all Cloud Loungers (currently hovering over Mississippi), ol' Lord Bible God Himself?

4/4/2012 5:30:53 AM

Bob Evil

That's not fair, we have other things in Vermont besides maple syrup, like um, cheese...

4/4/2012 5:31:46 AM



Aftar readin half of this hateful I immediately though of Rapture Ready before loking at the source.

4/4/2012 5:37:57 AM

Often Partisan

"
And, of course, we can’t forget the Catholics, because NO one can put on some religion like the Catholics! The robes. The ceremonies. The metal thingy’s with incense and smoke being waved about. Genuflecting to a graven image of Christ on the cross. Sprinkling holy water on the faithful. Sitting in a little wooden hut, confessing your sins to some unseen voice who thinks he has the ability to forgive you, along with the seemingly endless hour and a half of men with funny hats, mumbling Latin which no one in the building can understand. Mmmm, Lord knows I love me some Catholics! Now THAT’S what I call a good show of religion!"

Got to give teh fundie a little credit for making me laugh....

4/4/2012 5:48:42 AM

John

A good definition of ‘religion’ is mankind’s arrogant, worthless attempt to make himself acceptable to a Holy God by his own efforts or works.

The gods of our religions don’t tell us how to live and don’t expect anything from us

These two statements are incompatible. How can you have a God who doesn't tell you how to live, and also label one's own efforts to be acceptable to Him as arrogant and worthless?

4/4/2012 5:51:10 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

TL;DR version:

"My twisted, mishmash of bizarre beliefs can beat up your twisted, mishmash of bizarre beliefs."

4/4/2012 5:58:34 AM

rebel

Sorry, I don't speak idiot. Do you mind fetching me a translator? And a brain wouldn't hurt, either.

4/4/2012 6:04:03 AM

John_in_Oz

Back when Donna was a little girl, everybody she knew in America went to her Church and subscribed to her beliefs.

4/4/2012 6:05:52 AM

Raised by Horses

Never before have so many packed such little content into so many words.

4/4/2012 6:19:12 AM



Not everyone has the same beliefs as you. Grow the fuck up and get over it.

4/4/2012 6:22:46 AM

Doubting Thomas

So, basically what you're saying is that nobody is truly Christian except you.

4/4/2012 6:29:53 AM

Uhura

Lady, keep your bigoted diatribe to yourself, you hateful bitch.

4/4/2012 6:31:54 AM
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