Sunday, June 15, 2014


A better title for the recent article “Life in the Most Religious [i.e., Christian] States*” might be “10 States You’d Sooner Shave Your Eyebrows Off Than Live In.” 

Although the author** took it for granted he’d find 10 stunningly gorgeous states, what he actually found were states stuffed full of sick poor people, jails packed to the gills, spit-poor schools, and smokers by the Greyhound-bus load.   

Few dudes in Christian States are paid more than peanuts, few live long, no one bathes in more pornography, and no one is more likely to die in the electric chair -- or at the end of the barrel of a gun. 

The moral: Christianity is a cattle prod the rich use to keep the poor in line (“only the poor get into heaven" ... "turn the other cheek when the Rich stun you with their cattle prod" ... "give Caesar [i.e., the Rich] whatever he tells you to – and hey, Boy!  Better bow, scrape and simper when ya do!" ...). 
*Mississippi, Utah, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma.

**A “Distinguished Service Professor of Law, [at the] University of Chicago”

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