The “Bible Belt” Equals the Failure Belt (Liberals Make Better Capatilists)

The conservative Bible Belt is bad for the economy. Most of the time, the more liberal, secular and less conservative or religious a state (or a part of a state) the better off it is. No kidding. Just look at the map!

Location Plays Major Role in Climbing the Income Ranks

According to a new study that has provided the most detailed portrait yet of income mobility, the odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

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Economic Mobility in the United States

About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

  • hcat

    Yeah, like Western North Dakota is this radically liberal and secular place, making San Francisco look like the Bible Belt in comparison.

  • hcat

    And I had not been aware that the Navajos and Sioux were such Bible thumpers either.

  • GilbertDavis

    There is a reason for this . ( Psalm 73:12; James 1:10,11; 5:1-6; James 2:5; I Timothy 6:10) And wealthy conservatives give far more to charity than do rich liberals .

    • gimpi1

      Perhaps you’ve never heard of Bill Gates. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pretty much tops the charts.

      • GilbertDavis

        You named one but you only proving the greater point I am making that regions where there is less affluence are also regions where there is more Bible influence .Washington state , north of California, is very wealthy. This is what Frank is pointing out but for different reasons , I think . I am saying that the Bible reveals that the less affluent in material possessions are typically more Godly and eternally blessed . I hope I not have to list the many Scriptures that reveal this . ” Behold , here are the ungodly , they prosper in the world , they increase in riches” Psalm (73:12)KJB. Search the many others in God’s Word . Remember too , its not as if Gates is giving his money to every cause that God would even be pleased about . He started massively giving more away after the Government came after him legally about some other issues .

        • gimpi1

          Actually, Gilbert, I live in Seattle, have done contract work for Microsoft, and have several family-member who are blue-badges. I have met Mr. Gates, and spoken to him a few times over the years, so I know a little of what I speak.

          His motivation for founding the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was not governmental. There were two main issues: First, he got married and had kids. For some men, that opens them up to the larger world. Mr. Gates appears to have been one of those self-focused, driven men who didn’t really see the larger world until he met Melinda. Secondly, he traveled. He had never really understood third-world conditions before, and was appalled. He has a real desire to see most of the world get healthier, be better fed and be educated.

          I don’t follow your beliefs, so I don’t really care if you believe God would be pleased with eliminating malaria, increasing crop yields, lowering maternal death-rates or making basic education available to most children, principle Gates Foundation goals. I know I think those things are worth doing. Don’t you?

          • GilbertDavis

            Some of those endeavors are admirable but others questionable, if he goes about any of those and he causes more harm than good . I am speaking for instance about his ties and financial support of Monsanto . You can say his motivation is for this reason or for that but God only knows why he does anything. ( I Samuel 16:7)KJB. In the end we all die so without giving man much more hope beyond this world , all his actions would be in vain . Is Mr. Gates doing anything out of the love in his heart for his fellow man ? Is he doing it to please his wife and gain more favor from her ? Is he doing these things to appear better in the eyes of the rest of the world so that his legacy and present experience is praised ? Is he trying to do good works in order to ease a guilty conscience before a God , he does not believe in but just in case? God knows . The truth of the God of the Bible,that you say you do not follow , says that concerning man’s efforts , . ” All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags ” (Isaiah 64:6)KJB. . What God is pleased with is faith in Him . ( Hebrews 11:6)KJB. In fact , the Bibles says it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him without it . The book of James then goes on to teach that our faith in Him and in particular The Gospel of The LORD Jesus Christ , it will be important to show our faith by our deeds of love i the service of God and man. Concerning the doer of “good works” without faith in Christ as the reason ? God says that doer will not be rewarded or praised for those efforts but rather those works will burn up as grass , hay and stubble . Even more sad that this is the fact if any are not The LORD’s and rather had rejected God’s offer of everlasting and abundant life and love found only by repentance toward God and faith toward The LORD Jesus Christ( Acts 20:21) , then that man will not only have his works burn up and mean nothing but also he himself will experience everlasting separation from God and spend forever in a place that was originally prepared for The Devil . God did not want any to supper that so God became a man in the person of The LORD Jesus and bore in His body our sin while on the cross. The pain of that had to be equal to what it would be like to burn on fire forever. That is amazing love !! The LORD Jesus arose from the dead and is preparing a place for His children , those who have trusted Him and are born again . Mr Gates is famous for saying that he “believes in science more than God”. I hope that includes the science of mathematics because it is mathematically statistically virtually impossible for one man to have fulfilled even a few of the 333 some prophecies concerning the Messiah, YET The LORD Jesus Christ fulfills ALL OF THEM !!!
            Frank Schaeffer’s has observed and posted that where there is more Bible and Christianity , there is less financial prosperity in this country . I agree and the reasons , I believe , are explained clearly in the Bible . I think I also said that more Christians and conservatives give than do non- Christians and liberals . I believe recorded statistics bear this out too . If Mr Gates is a liberal , he is a social liberal not a fiscal one . If he is a non believer , he is one man and that exception to the rule concerning giving , as they say , Proves the Rule. A study on “the widow’s mite” may be helpful to you too .

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