Which states are more prim and proper, red states or blue states? It turns of states which vote majority Republican are states with more teenage sex than states that vote majority Democrat. Bible Belt states that regularly vote Republican have more of certain kinds of recorded sin. Spousal abuse is another.
There are commenters here on my blog who think they are dishing ouy the ultimate insult by telling me atheism is a religion. They have various ways to justify this, science is our god, we have regular meetings as does a church, we have fellowship like a church and so on. It’s OK if they think this. It has nothing to do with anything. What could be said about some branches of Christianity is that they have replaced their god.
The long standing Christian “package” has been belief in God and living lives prescribed by the faith. There were different versions of what this meant but it was what we might call “clean living.”
When branches of the faith endorsed Donald Trump known for his lying, cheating and lack of interest in the faith many of us thought it was some kind of aberration. Perhaps Trump’s sins were not known or believed.
Now, we see a large part of the same demographic justifying support of Roy Moore. It appears to me the transition is complete. The faith for those “Christians” is no long some deity but is about a certain set of political ideologies or tribalism.
Maybe it’s time to take down the cross.