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2014-06-06 08:06:14 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.


Wrong..it's Popeyes
 
2014-06-06 08:18:15 PM

mjjt: Apatheism is the rising 'religion'


It is? I don't really care.
 
2014-06-06 08:23:14 PM

zeroman987: Forty-Two: zeroman987:

Lombard!!

Yup! What's your connection?

Grandparents have lived there for like 50ish years. I un-ironically love the town, but it has changed for the worse since I was a kid. They are doing their best to strangle the life out of the downtown area, and don't seem to have any interest in attracting people to the town. I will never get over the fact they turned to the Dupage into a parking lot. =(


Ha! I love that you have to qualify that your love is un-ironic. The razing of the theater was a shame. My parents are active in the historical society, and they love all the quirky old things in the town that are getting trampled over. I really noticed that things were getting bad when I went away to college and then came back--I think I'd gotten acclimated to the decline while I lived there, so spending some time away made the problems really obvious.

Some restaurants have recently opened on St. Charles Road near the train station, but Main Street was dealt a major blow when Mr. Z's was forced to close. That was our neighborhood grocery store; more than anything, that makes it feel less like home now.
 
2014-06-06 08:33:17 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Bareefer Obonghit: Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.

Wrong..it's Popeyes


I thought it was SEC football.
 
2014-06-06 08:33:47 PM

MrHappyRotter: The relevant comments and concerns have already been logged. Time to close the thread. In summary, Florida has more Muslims than Jews? Plus, the South has lots of black people, what with that whole slave issue a few years back and all -- and by the way, sorry for that, black people -- and it's no small secret that Islam is quite popular amongst black folks. Oh, then there's South Carolina and Tennessee, places that Muslims are smart enough to avoid.


That plus if you keep jailing the melanin rich populace, they tend to convert to Islam in prison.
 
2014-06-06 08:34:48 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: APO_Buddha: letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.

Not according to Evangelicals

It doesn't matter how the Christians choose to split each other up, they are all still Christians. Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic... you're they're all the same.


FTFY

/Don't lump me in with *any* Christians
 
2014-06-06 08:39:51 PM
Holy shiat. I never knew Three Dollar Bill was a mooslin!
 
2014-06-06 08:40:12 PM

TuteTibiImperes: SuperNinjaToad: Bareefer Obonghit: Wrong. The second most popular religion in the South is Church's Chicken.

Wrong..it's Popeyes

I thought it was SEC football.


NASCAR
 
2014-06-06 08:41:57 PM

Sybarite: Interesting.

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Came for this. I knew at least as many Muslims in New Jersey as I did Jews and Catholics--and that was a little over 20 years ago.
 
2014-06-06 10:24:27 PM
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The South Shall Come Again!
 
2014-06-06 10:40:55 PM
I thought college football was the only religion in the south
 
2014-06-06 10:41:37 PM
I believe the oldest Islamic temple in North America is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
2014-06-06 10:45:05 PM
I think it would be a much more interesting map if "Christians" weren't all lumped together. There are so many variations that hold very different beliefs that all get grouped together. I'm also curious if "None of the above" or "atheist" was included in the data. It's not really a religion, but "no belief" would probably change that map a bit.
 
2014-06-06 10:46:06 PM

Slypork: I would have figured more Jews in California considering they run the entertainment industry.


Then you would be really shocked in San Francisco to find the percentage Chinese is way higher than the percent gay and lesbian based on your advanced insight into California culture.
 
2014-06-06 10:54:12 PM

Bandito King: TheJoe03: Bandito King: Slypork: I would have figured more Jews in California considering they run the entertainment industry.

There's a shiatload of people out here who are Buddhist and completely serious about it. I always thought it was a bandwagon thing that actors and wannabes got into. Nope, they actually go to meetings and discuss the teachings of Buddha and try to live it.

It's really weird.

/I'm from the south, prefer weird Buddhists over jerk Baptists

Why is it weird?

For the same reason moving to NY and discovering an unusually large number of Sikh converts would be weird. Not that it's a bad thing, as religions go, just that it's got a very Eastern "flavor" and it's farking strange to have a bunch of white people earnestly discussing existential philosophy through a cultural lens that isn't their own.

I mean, maybe for you it's normal but I am still adjusting.

Speaking of adjusting, how do Californians not know how to fry chicken? When you can make chicken & waffles taste bad you might as well move to England because good food is just not your forte.


You sound fattening. We'll stick to Trader Joe's lentils, beets, salmon, and wine.
 
2014-06-06 11:15:29 PM

Tom_Slick: Kind of surprised Georgia is Islam rather than Jewish.  Of course my friend who works in the Georgia state prison system says the most of the white and black inmates convert to Islam to protect themselves from the white supremacist and Hispanic gangs.


Prisoners converting to Islam, in my opinion, are/were aligning themselves as a means of protection from other institutional gangs. Observing Ramadan, at least in Georgia State prisons, has/had its benefits.  If nothing else, a change in the monotony of daily routine X 30.  I knew more than a few who admitted to these things.

/former GSP med staff
 
2014-06-07 12:18:46 AM
Christianity is not a religion. Jeez.

Also what is a Bahal?
 
2014-06-07 01:06:33 AM
Where the hell are all the Bokononists?
 
2014-06-07 01:28:46 AM

Kevin72: Slypork: I would have figured more Jews in California considering they run the entertainment industry.

Then you would be really shocked in San Francisco to find the percentage Chinese is way higher than the percent gay and lesbian based on your advanced insight into California culture.


are you stating that there're no chinese gays/lesbians? they can only be one or the other?
 
2014-06-07 01:40:06 AM

Breygon: Kevin72: Slypork: I would have figured more Jews in California considering they run the entertainment industry.

Then you would be really shocked in San Francisco to find the percentage Chinese is way higher than the percent gay and lesbian based on your advanced insight into California culture.

are you stating that there're no chinese gays/lesbians? they can only be one or the other?


Venn diagrams are very similar to Euler diagrams, which were invented by Leonhard Euler (1708-1783) in the 18th century.[note 1] M. E. Baron has noted that Leibniz (1646-1716) in the 17th century produced similar diagrams before Euler, but much of it was unpublished.

John Venn, Leonard Euler, and Gottfried Leibniz encourage you to imagine that some of the Chinese-Americans in San Francisco are also gay and lesbian.
 
2014-06-07 01:49:16 AM

flondrix: Bluemookie: Mormons couldn't even carry their own state?  For shame!  Wasn't really expecting Scientology to carry FL either.

Maybe they did; the map doesn't tell us what the most popular religion in each state is.  But yeah, I would have expected Christianity to come in second in Utah, not Buddhism.  And how did Mormonism not manage to be the second most popular religion in at least one of the surrounding states?


Gee, maybe because the Church of Jesus CHRIST of Latter Day Saints is a CHRISTian organization and as such cannot be 2nd behind CHRISTian?

Religions in general are all a bit of a wash to me but when they put the farkin name right smack dab in the middle of the title you'd think people would catch on.
 
2014-06-07 01:57:58 AM

the1hatman: Gee, maybe because the Church of Jesus CHRIST of Latter Day Saints is a CHRISTian organization and as such cannot be 2nd behind CHRISTian?

Religions in general are all a bit of a wash to me but when they put the farkin name right smack dab in the middle of the title you'd think people would catch on.


How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?  Four--calling its tail a leg doesn't make it one.  Mormons are not Christians just like Christians are not Jews, no matter how much material one might swipe from another.
 
2014-06-07 02:06:23 AM

flondrix: the1hatman: Gee, maybe because the Church of Jesus CHRIST of Latter Day Saints is a CHRISTian organization and as such cannot be 2nd behind CHRISTian?

Religions in general are all a bit of a wash to me but when they put the farkin name right smack dab in the middle of the title you'd think people would catch on.

How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?  Four--calling its tail a leg doesn't make it one.  Mormons are not Christians just like Christians are not Jews, no matter how much material one might swipe from another.


That is possibly the dumbest analogy I have ever seen and has no bearing on the subject anyway.

Here, read the definition of christian below and see if your level of reading comprehension can keep up with the obvious;
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
 
2014-06-07 03:27:19 AM
No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.
 
2014-06-07 03:32:57 AM

letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.


Don't say that to a Baptist though.
 
2014-06-07 03:43:49 AM
A Google image search of "Obama"  turns up about 90% pictures of Obama with the stars and stripes in the picture.
 
2014-06-07 03:44:18 AM

STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.


No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.
 
2014-06-07 03:49:57 AM

Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.


So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.
 
2014-06-07 04:36:13 AM

STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.


Again, read the definition. Doesn't matter if the other kids in the sandbox want to include them or not they are still Christians. Hense why the map lists Utah as being majority christian just like every other state.

As for whichever flavor of Jesus they follow not being the biblical one, the Mormon bible is the standard King James version so it is the same stuff the rest of them like to read. They just have an extra book thrown on top.
 
2014-06-07 04:45:28 AM
letrole is nominally witty.
 
2014-06-07 04:55:37 AM
There are no Jews in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut.

This is probably because whale meat and seal are not Kosher, so the Jews are having Nunavut.

HA! Take that Bahai!
 
2014-06-07 04:58:27 AM

letrole: Wellon Dowd: I expect the second-most common religion in the south to be Roman Catholicism.

Catholics are nominally Christian.


Not according to them.
 
2014-06-07 04:58:39 AM

TheJoe03: Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.

So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.


Considered by who? They follow Christ so they are christian. What is so hard to understand about that? Do Muslims or Jews? No? Well then they're not.

Doesn't matter if Baptists, Protestants, shakers, quakers, candlestickmakers or any other strain of J-train riders like the idea or not. They use the same bible, have the same messiah and pray to the same god. Sure they have some details that set them apart but so do all the other denominations.
 
2014-06-07 05:23:45 AM
If you want to practice your lack of religion in peace, I recommend the left-wing hippie and right-wing crazy-rich the Yukon Territory and British Columbia. The stats on religion in Canada show that it is the second largest group in all Canadian provinces, but in the Yukon it is the choice of 38.62%, while in BC it reaches 35.88% of the population. Enough to elect a government of crazies, which apparently they do in BC.

At the opposite end of the country and the religious continuum is Newfoundland and Labrador with 2.53% non-religious and post-revolutionary Quebec at 5.8%. Newfoundland is 97% Christian. We have to keep them apart from the Lotus Eaters in Vancouver.

After the Unbeliebers, Muslims outnumber Jews in every province except for Manitoba. In BC, Sykhs outnumber even the Muslims, followed by Buddhists, then Muslims, then Jews.

Nova Scotia has a sizable colony of Buddhists (Shambala) because they fled there expecting the end of the world (and also in a tax spat with the US). A Nova Scotia fundamentalist family fled Nova Scotia to wait out the Trials and Tribulations--to the Faukland Islands (aka the Malvinas). Guess what happened next? I always get a laugh out of that.
 
2014-06-07 05:24:18 AM
Hold on. They've got Christians in the South?
 
2014-06-07 05:51:26 AM

the1hatman: TheJoe03: Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.

So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.

Considered by who? They follow Christ so they are christian. What is so hard to understand about that? Do Muslims or Jews? No? Well then they're not.

Doesn't matter if Baptists, Protestants, shakers, quakers, candlestickmakers or any other strain of J-train riders like the idea or not. They use the same bible, have the same messiah and pray to the same god. Sure they have some details that set them apart but so do all the other denominations.


Jesus is one of the most important prophets in Islam. Mormonism diverges a lot from basic Chrisitianity, just like Islam does with Judaism and Christianity. Placing the events of the Bible in the Americas is a pretty big departure, so are the additions of other prophets. If Mormons are Christians, than Christians are Jews.
 
2014-06-07 07:01:38 AM
TheJoe03:
Jesus is one of the most important prophets in Islam. Mormonism diverges a lot from basic Chrisitianity, just like Islam does with Judaism and Christianity. Placing the events of the Bible in the Americas is a pretty big departure, so are the additions of other prophets. If Mormons are Christians, than Christians are Jews.

Christians are Jews. They worship the same god, believe in most of the same prophets, teach the history of the Jewish people in their religious instruction, and more than half of their Bible is directly taken from Jewish teachings. The Christians who somehow claim to be Christian but are anti-Semitic need to admit that they're only two professionals in the family and possibly a foreskin away from grabbing their breakfast at a bagel shop in Williamsburg.
 
2014-06-07 07:50:34 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...there are more Muslims than Jews in Florida? Interesting.



I'm not buying it.  Maybe Miami - but in aggregate for the state?  Considering the NY/NJ pipeline?  Not a chance.
 
2014-06-07 08:07:30 AM
I posted a comment, and all these goobers replied. I think worlddan is especially moronic, since he made a smarmy meta joke about not getting the joke, in reference to a joke that he himself did not get.

letrole: Catholics are nominally Christian.

TerminalEchoes: Don't say that to a Baptist though.

worlddan: That whizzing sound is the joke that went over your head.

APO_Buddha: Not according to Evangelicals


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2014-06-07 08:40:38 AM
And of course the higher percentage is in RED!!


/sheesh
 
2014-06-07 08:41:54 AM

Sybarite: Interesting.


Meant for this.
Sorry.
 
2014-06-07 08:56:01 AM
"twiztedjustin 2014-06-06 04:47:52 PM Thank gawd. Keep that pink crap away."

Jews are crap?
 
2014-06-07 08:56:40 AM
Don't worry about contentions with points of theology. The best way to gauge a religion is by pure anecdotal evidence. Look at later-life conversions. What sort of person hears a particular message, and then embraces it? What circumstances generally surround this person, and how does their new faith affect the way they behave? What can you expect this person to do?

Somebody becomes a Jew, Mormon, Christian, Moslem, Wiccan, Scientologist, Satanist, Buddhist, Atheist.

Who blows things up? Who volunteers in a homeless shelter? Who becomes self-centred and narcissistic? Who becomes secretive and creepy? Who becomes open with everything? Who becomes frankly weird as fark? Who seems to know less with each new thing they learn? Who tends already to be wealthy? Shallow? Boring? Criminal? Oppressed? Low self-esteem? High self-esteem?
 
2014-06-07 09:37:48 AM

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: sgnilward: I know nothing about the source data, but I question its accuracy (besides it being 4+ years old)

Minnesota, for example, has a LOT of Asian immigrants, who, depending on who asked them, would say they are Christian or Buddhist / Traditional.

There are certainly many times more Hmong than there are Jews up here.

Hmong are Roman Catholics.


Not any of the hmong I've known.
 
2014-06-07 10:33:18 AM

brantgoose: There are no Jews in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut.

This is probably because whale meat and seal are not Kosher, so the Jews are having Nunavut.

HA! Take that Bahai!


I work with a guy who is Bahai, and I talked to him a little bit.  Bahai basically believes that all monotheistic religions chronicle manifestations of the one true God. They are seen as a bastardization/heretical of Islam in many Islamic countries.   From what he told me, the are heavily persecuted in Iran (where he is from) and many were forced to flee in the years leading up to the cultural revolution.  I assume that there was a large refugee population in South Carolina from this.  Side note: this guy is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life.
 
2014-06-07 10:35:23 AM

bulok: Christianity is not a religion. Jeez.

Also what is a Bahal?


I work with a guy who is Bahai, and I talked to him a little bit.  Bahai basically believes that all monotheistic religions chronicle manifestations of the one true God. They are seen as a bastardization/heretical of Islam in many Islamic countries.   From what he told me, the are heavily persecuted in Iran (where he is from) and many were forced to flee in the years leading up to the cultural revolution.  I assume that there was a large refugee population in South Carolina from this.  Side note: this guy is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life.

/Now responding to the correct person
//Sorry for the confusion brantgoose
///mea culpa
 
2014-06-07 01:20:32 PM

TheJoe03: the1hatman: TheJoe03: Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.

So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.

Considered by who? They follow Christ so they are christian. What is so hard to understand about that? Do Muslims or Jews? No? Well then they're not.

Doesn't matter if Baptists, Protestants, shakers, quakers, candlestickmakers or any other strain of J-train riders like the idea or not. They use the same bible, have the same messiah and pray to the same god. Sure they have some details that set them apart but so do all the other denominations.

Jesus is one of the most important prophets in Islam. Mormonism diverges a lot from basic Chrisitianity, just like Islam does with Judaism and Christianity. Placing the events of the Bible in the Americas is a pretty big departure, so are the additions of other prophets. If Mormons are Christians, than Christians are Jews.


Yes but Jesus is not the messiah in Islam. Nor is he to Jews. This is what separates the 3 largest religions. He is the messiah to Christians and that is what makes them christian.

Also the Mormons do not place the events of the bible in the Americas. They use the exact same King James version of the bible the majority of other denominations do. They just have an additional book that covers what they believe took place in the new world. If you want to try a categorize a group you should get your facts straight about them before going all "Their Jesus ain't like our Jesus!"
 
2014-06-07 03:23:11 PM

Gone In 26 Minutes: Mormons are nominally Christians.


Then Christians should be nominally Jews.
 
2014-06-07 03:28:59 PM

the1hatman: Gee, maybe because the Church of Jesus CHRIST of Latter Day Saints is a CHRISTian organization and as such cannot be 2nd behind CHRISTian?


See democracy in action in the beautiful Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
 
2014-06-07 04:19:21 PM

the1hatman: TheJoe03: the1hatman: TheJoe03: Moonfisher: STRYPERSWINE: No Christian denomination considers Mormonism to be Christians because they deny the very foundation of the faith, namely, that Jesus IS God. They have something that they call Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible.

No one cares. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian as far as broad religious categorization is concerned. How you Christians subdivide yourselves or play No True Scotsman is of little concern.

So Muslims are Christians now? Mormons are different enough to be considered a new religion and not just a denomination.

Considered by who? They follow Christ so they are christian. What is so hard to understand about that? Do Muslims or Jews? No? Well then they're not.

Doesn't matter if Baptists, Protestants, shakers, quakers, candlestickmakers or any other strain of J-train riders like the idea or not. They use the same bible, have the same messiah and pray to the same god. Sure they have some details that set them apart but so do all the other denominations.

Jesus is one of the most important prophets in Islam. Mormonism diverges a lot from basic Chrisitianity, just like Islam does with Judaism and Christianity. Placing the events of the Bible in the Americas is a pretty big departure, so are the additions of other prophets. If Mormons are Christians, than Christians are Jews.

Yes but Jesus is not the messiah in Islam. Nor is he to Jews. This is what separates the 3 largest religions. He is the messiah to Christians and that is what makes them christian.

Also the Mormons do not place the events of the bible in the Americas. They use the exact same King James version of the bible the majority of other denominations do. They just have an additional book that covers what they believe took place in the new world. If you want to try a categorize a group you should get your facts straight about them before going all "Their Jesus ain't like our Jesus!"


I'm not Christian and have posted nothing to indicate I am. The fact that Mormons added a book and new prophets makes the a different religion from regular Christians. The difference between Catholics and Protestants has nothing to do with the books and prophet but different interpretations of the Bible. When you start making new books and writings you are not the same religion anymore.
 
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