http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2008/05/educational-levels-denomination/#.UzEj3YWa-BJ In the above article citing Christian Polling Organization, Barna Group, it appears that the more conservative you are in Christianity: the less educated you are, the greater your chances of committing a crime and getting divorced are. WHAT A SHAME!!!! SHAME ON US!! How terrible that those who claim most vociferously to believe the Bible are the stupidest and most immoral among all groups in America!! We have failed! We are not failing- we HAVE failed... miserably!! Most of our churches are not worth two cents. The more religious the state in America, the higher the divorce rate and the poorer educated it is. My state, Mississippi, is at the BOTTOM and I know why. I have been to enough churches in this state to know why Mississippi is so uneducated, so poor, so immoral (more crime, std's, divorce, etc...). It's wonderful to bring in people whose lives are a mess, but the Gospel is supposed to CHANGE that. If the church in the community is not changing the stats some after a while- it ought to close up shop. If your beliefs don't improve the quality of your marriage and don't enable you to provide a home in America where your kids grow up to be very intelligent, capable contributors to society then your beliefs are not worth two cents. Yes, I know there are exceptions. But we use the exceptions to excuse ourselves too easily. The fact is that generally speaking atheists lead more moral, more intelligent lives than most evangelicals. Our churches ought to discipline people whose healthy children are failing schools. F's on a healthy minded Christian's report card smear the name of Christ in America. Christians ought not be stupid if there is any other way. Atheists ought not be able to raise kids better than evangelical Christians. Our churches ought to discipline members who get divorces. Get down to the bottom of it and discipline whoever is responsible- usually both parties. Forgive and restore after the discipline if there is genuine repentance but don't skip discipline and jump ahead to restoration. There ought always to be repentance before restoration and time ought to pass between the two. A faith genuinely held by two married people that does not make them love each other more and more as time passes is not worth two cents. I honestly believe the death of conservative Christianity in America may be the best thing for real Christianity in America. And I am conservative. I believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God but the sad thing is that most other people who claim to believe the same thing have a faith that cripples the rest of us from making inroads. 3,500 churches are closing their doors every year in America. 9 churches every day close PERMANENTLY. That may be the best news we've heard in a while. The shedding of dead weight that is most evangelical churches in America will be a welcomed occurrence for genuine Christianity in America.