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Most Godless Cities in America~

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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These Are The Most Godless Cities In America

A new survey ranks U.S. cities in terms of 'bible-mindedness'

America, you may have a new Sodom and Gomorrah.

The two least “Bible-minded” cities in the United States are the adjacent metros of Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass., according to a study out Wednesday from the American Bible Society.

The study defines “Bible-mindedness” as a combination of how often respondents read the Bible and how accurate they think the Bible is. “Respondents who report reading the bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible are classified as ‘Bible Minded,’” says the study’s methodology.

Christian missionaries can apparently steer clear of Tennessee, as the report suggests the state is the most devout in the union. Chattanooga was found to be the most Bible-minded city in America, a title it won from last year’s victor, Knoxville.

Overall, the study found an inverse relationship between population density and “Bible friendliness.”

“Not surprisingly, many cities in the East Coast continued to rank as the least Bible-minded in 2013,” says a press release.

Surprisingly, that den of sin called New York City didn’t make the top ten least Bible-minded cities, coming in at 89th in the list of 100. Suspecting New York’s large Jewish population may have rescued it from the bottom ten, TIME inquired as to whether the Torah counted as the Bible for the purposes of the survey. A spokesperson said questioners left it up to respondents to determine what they considered to be the sacred text, but the question asked was, “How many times do you read the bible outside of church or a synagogue?”

“We want people to know that whether you live in the least or most Bible-minded cities, the Bible can speak to your needs, challenges and concerns and help you make sense of your life,” said American Bible Society communications officer  Geoffrey Morin.

The full list ranked 1 to 100 can be seen below.

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Read more:
 And The Most Godless City in America Is... | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/01/22/godless-cities-in-america/#ixzz2rSP9mb6t

by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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autodidact
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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97, yay! 

vic270
by Vic on Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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I absoutely love this post, especially since I live in Tenn. I can't wait to read the replies. Thanks BK for finding these facts and this post.

gludwig2000
by Gina on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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 I have to disagree with this article, simply because I believe that Nobody knows what is in a Man/Womans heart but God and that Person. Belief in the bible, going to church, none of that can say what is to be found there, because I've known some Bible Carrying, church going, evil people.

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:39 PM

“How many times do you read the bible outside of church or a synagogue?”

This made me laugh.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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Quoting vic270:

I absoutely love this post, especially since I live in Tenn. I can't wait to read the replies. Thanks BK for finding these facts and this post.

Interesting read smile mini

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

“How many times do you read the bible outside of church or a synagogue?”

This made me laugh.

Daily....

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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Quoting gludwig2000:

 I have to disagree with this article, simply because I believe that Nobody knows what is in a Man/Womans heart but God and that Person. Belief in the bible, going to church, none of that can say what is to be found there, because I've known some Bible Carrying, church going, evil people.

Some who read the Bible embrace the teachings within. The Bible has inspired a close relationship with Jesus in my personal life. Some read the Bible & do not take it to heart. Do not practice what the Scriptures teach. By their fruits you shall know them. 

Lilfootmommy
by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 8:59 PM
The closest bible minded places to me are all more than 3 hours away. Yay.
blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 25, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Maybe there's hope for New York smile mini

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 25, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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Quoting Lilfootmommy: The closest bible minded places to me are all more than 3 hours away. Yay.

Maybe you can visit them sometime :}

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