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Old 03-04-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Natural disasters hit many places irrespective of their religion or religious intensity.

I don't think most Christianity teaches that religious people will be completely spared from natural disasters.
I'm sure your right...

But I just always hear bible belt sentiment of people there always wishing California would just 'drop off the coast' do to earthquake or some other natural disaster...

Or putting down the NE...Jersey, New York ect ect...

So I guess if there is a God, it's obviously not a respecter of persons...
And our measure of 'judgement' sure has nothing at all to do with his...

Cause the devistation being wreaked in the bible belt, as of lately, is nothing like anything occuring all over the planet...

It's like carpet bombing from the sky or something...

Our fighter jets couldn't do this kind of damage in a a year worth of bombing...

This is like some 3rd world stuff or something...3rd world devistation...

Or maybe demons are causing all this havoc...

demons do not like the bible or christians, so maybe instead of saying it's from god, maybe Demons are going after christians now, and useing nature as their weapon...

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Much of Indiana, Ohio and Missouri seem like the Bible Belt in a lot of ways. As a Christian, I think thats a GOOD thing!

Southern Ohio definitely. There are many dry towns east of Cincinnati.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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Although I'm Catholic I didn't get into Catholic because it might be "too different."

Louisiana is listed by Gallup as among "the most religious" states and is quite Catholic.

"State of the States" Series
Religious Identity: States Differ Widely

Many Cajuns I think are still fairly conservative, if not always virtuous, Catholics. Although at times they believed in racial segregation even though this was out of conformity with Church tradition against racism. Interesting, possibly related to that, Louisiana traditionally has about the largest populations of African American Catholics in the nation. Certainly one of the longest traditions of it exempting Maryland.

Nebraska and the Dakotas have some highly conservative Catholic counties. Cedar County, Nebraska didn't even go for JFK, although it did go for LBJ. Also they had that Nebraska archbishop who was going to excommunicate people for belonging to Pro-Euthanasia or Pro-Abortion groups. (A view I agreed with by and large)

Northern Louisiana is primarily Baptist. Southern Louisiana is mainly Catholic.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Extreme Southern Iowa I would say has Bible Belt influences. Illinois, indiana, and Ohio the last time I checked were all around 14% Baptist. I would suspect not only or southern portions but the central portions of these states have a large percentage of baptists. They may not always be the dominant religion but I would suspect there are a large number who associate with it. Regardless, with all of the Midwest states influenced by the Bible Belt, the major cities (KC, St. Louis, Cincy, Indy, Columbus, etc.) are all far more Catholic. Another thing to keep in mind is that many African Americans are Southern Baptists.


My experience in Cincinnati is there are a lot of non-practicing Catholics there.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Or maybe it's old ancient Indian or native American wishes, coming to priminition, for being ran off their lands...

These lands were once occupied by Indians...and maybe it's the spirits of the indians that are wreaking such havoc through the sky...by causing these tornadoes to practically surgically remove towns from the bible belt...
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Extreme Southern Iowa I would say has Bible Belt influences. Illinois, indiana, and Ohio the last time I checked were all around 14% Baptist. I would suspect not only or southern portions but the central portions of these states have a large percentage of baptists. They may not always be the dominant religion but I would suspect there are a large number who associate with it. Regardless, with all of the Midwest states influenced by the Bible Belt, the major cities (KC, St. Louis, Cincy, Indy, Columbus, etc.) are all far more Catholic. Another thing to keep in mind is that many African Americans are Southern Baptists.
This is mostly true, except most African-Americans aren't Southern Baptist. They're part of historically black denominations, and Southern Baptist is not one of them. So when you see numbers for Southern Baptists, on this website for example The Association of Religion Data Archives - U.S. and World Religion Statistics and Data - ARDA Those numbers don't include historically black churches.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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This is mostly true, except most African-Americans aren't Southern Baptist. They're part of historically black denominations, and Southern Baptist is not one of them. So when you see numbers for Southern Baptists, on this website for example The Association of Religion Data Archives - U.S. and World Religion Statistics and Data - ARDA Those numbers don't include historically black churches.
I read something different from somewhere, but there's clearly no arguing with this, so I'll have to believe you.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Despite what I said I think there are African-American Southern Baptists. They're listed as 86% white and 2.4% Hispanic. For some reason black is not listed, but I'd guess a fair percent of the other 11.6% are Black. If less than half of that 11.6% are black that would still be up to 5.7% of a 16.2 million people and 900,000+ could count as "many."

Neat resource.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Or maybe it's old ancient Indian or native American wishes, coming to priminition, for being ran off their lands...

These lands were once occupied by Indians...and maybe it's the spirits of the indians that are wreaking such havoc through the sky...by causing these tornadoes to practically surgically remove towns from the bible belt...
Or, it's just weather in the middle of the country and has nothing to do with what people believe or don't believe.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Or, it's just weather in the middle of the country and has nothing to do with what people believe or don't believe.
Amen......
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