The Baptist Map

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    Cool map, thanks. It would also be interesting to see a map of BB member locations too. Sounds like the perfect thing for a poll if it hasn't already been done.
     
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    it has
     
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    Just about lines up with the borders of the defunct C.S.A.
     
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    and we wonder why it's still called the Bible Belt
     
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    I don't know if that map is impressive or sad :confused:
     
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    Ok, what is with the lone red part out in Nevada?
    Isn't that interesting.. why just that part?
     
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    We've evangelized them thar brothels!
     
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    Isn't that interesting.. why just that part?

    Isn't that where Area 51 is? Obviously the aliens know the truth. [​IMG]
     
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    BTW, I do find it interesting that Rhode Island, founded by Baptist Roger Williams, doesn't report a significant number of Baptists.
     
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    Maybe they're really, REALLY separated baptists!
     
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    It looks like I'm in the center of the mix. I know you can't throw a rock without hitting a church here and it's usually Baptist. :D Of course we have about everything else too. On the news last night they said scientology is trying to move in here. :eek: :(
     
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    That is probably a bit of a stretch, or at least an oversimplification. This as Oklahoma was not a state in any fashion, until 1912, but was the Indian Territory, 'reserved' for the native American Indians, or perhaps more accurately, kept for the native American Indians to be exiled to at that time; It appears to have one of the highest percentages of Baptists, according to the map. Missouri and Kentucky, although states which permitted slavery, never 'rebelled' to join the CSA, nor did Maryland and Delaware, with those four remaining in the 'Union', as slave-holding states. And West Virginia, a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, rebelled from VA and the CSA to 'join' the 'Union', as a 'free' state. Also, the southern part of Illinois, always a 'free state' appears to have a fair percentage of Baptists, as well. But the map is, even so, still "Veddy inte-lesting!"

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    Ed, not by much. I do indeed notice the Oklahoma situation, but given that most of the 5 civilized tribes there sided with the South, it looks pretty close to me. Not perfect, of course, but still an undeniable overlay.
     
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    Maybe they're really, REALLY separated baptists! </font>[/QUOTE]apparently!
     
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    I noticed five little 'blips' on this 'radar screen', that probably are fairly easily explained, and I know one of them is. Three are in Texas, one is in Arthur Co., Nebraska, and one is Esmeralda Co., Nevada, which is about 60 miles from Area 51, actually. I'd suggest that population is the primary reason in all five instances, and I'm virtually positive it is in at least one, which happens to be Galveston Bay in East Texas. The other two white areas on the map in Texas are Loving Co. in West Texas, (pop. of all of 67 at last count over 671 sq. mi.), with no operating church) and Kenedy Co. Texas, which has 400 people spread over 1400 sq. mi. with exactly one church which happens to be Roman Catholic (The large majority of the county's population is of Hispanic lineage.), and which has had no population 'explosion', per se, except for the unintended influx when V.P. Cheney was involved in the hunting incident there on the Armstrong Ranch, recently.

    Esmeralda Co., Nevada has a population of less than 1000 over a 3600 sq. mi. area, with three of the five churches in the county being Baptist, and the other two Episcopalian.

    Arthur Co., Nebraska has a population of 400 over a 700 sq. mi. area. One of the three churches in the county (probably the largest) is Baptist.

    I'd suggest that all these locations are pretty well 'separated', considering the population, and Esmeralda Co. is positively teeming with people, by comparison to Loving Co., and two to three times as populous as the other two.
    Just for the info.

    Ed

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    thanks for sharing that part, I didn't realize you could do that.
     
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    I plugged in "catholic" and it looks almost the opposite of the baptist map!
     

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