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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

American Vice: Mapping the Seven Deadly Sins

A study from Kansas State University:GREED-- Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line.


ENVY-- Total thefts (robbery, burglary, larceny, and grand theft auto) per capita.

WRATH-- Number of violent crimes (murder, assault, and rape) per capita.




SLOTH-- Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.

GLUTTONY-- Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.


LUST-- Number of STD cases reported per capita.

PRIDE-- Aggregate of the other six offenses—because pride is the root of all sin.

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Comments on the above are welcome

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HT: Dave Black

3 comments:

bruce said...

Salvation based upon geography! If Abram had had this map God's command to "go to the land I will show you" would not have been so frightening.

Jim said...

This map once again proves why they call it "West By God Virgina"! It seems to be the most saintly place to live, except for the fast food per capita map.

John said...

It would be fascinating to see how Mississippians would respond to the lust map.