Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cracker Colony Collapse

Is it the cousin-marrying? Or the sister-fucking? (Snake-handling, maybe?)
[T]he Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the country, has reported steady declines in membership and new baptisms. Since 2007, the number of white evangelical Protestants nationwide has slipped from 22 percent in 2007 to 18 percent today.

A look at generational differences demonstrates that this is only the beginnings of a major shift away from a robust white evangelical presence and influence in the country. While white evangelical Protestants constitute roughly three in 10 (29 percent) seniors (age 65 and older), they account for only one in 10 (10 percent) members of the Millennial generation (age 18-29). In the last few national elections, however, because of high levels of voter turnout, white evangelical Protestants have managed to maintain an outsized presence at the ballot box according to national exit polls, representing roughly one-quarter of voters.
Either way, these pig-ignorant, wilfully deluded shitheels are on their way the fuck out & will not be missed by the rootless cosmopolitans who have been the enemies of reactionary rural populations since the rise of the nation-state.

Even better: The "unaffiliated" are replacing the droolers.
Two forces account for the declining proportions of white evangelical and mainline Protestants: the growth of non-black ethnic minorities and, perhaps surprisingly, the growth of the religiously unaffiliated across the South. Notably, each of these growing constituencies leans decidedly toward Democratic candidates. For example, in 2007, the religiously unaffiliated constituted 12 percent each of the populations of Kentucky and North Carolina. By 2013, the percentage of unaffiliated Kentuckians had jumped nine points to 21 percent, and the percentage of unaffiliated North Carolinians had jumped to 17 percent. While increases in the proportions of the religiously unaffiliated in Arkansas, Georgia, and Louisiana fall short of statistical significance, the patterns all point in the same direction.
The only complaint from here is that I was born too damn early to see these fools dwindle to irrelevance. Hell, I probably won't even see self-driving cars finally removing the last assholes from behind the wheel. Oh brave new world.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You might live long enough to be poisoned by frackers.

M. Bouffant said...

Bigger Problems Editor:
Fracking? There's a vent on the corner 1.5 blks. from the bunker to release pressure & noxious tarry gases from the oil & gas fields UNDER OUR FEET!!

Not to mention the fault lines all over.