Talk:Bible Belt

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To be a true Bible Belt Christian, you must have a clear understanding of the things you don't do, like smoking, dancing, going to the pool hall, drinking, or making a public appearance without a Bible in hand. You must believe that your actions are controlled by the Holy Spirit and that doing God's will is the most important part of your life.

Bible in hand? Be serious. --Ed Poor 18:24, 29 March 2007 (EDT)

Illinois? Don't think so. MountainDew 02:51, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

Seriously! Since when have they been in the belt? ColinRtalk 03:41, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

A serious question that may at first glance seem flippant - how, actually, is the Bible Belt defined? Obviously we all understand it to be the strongly religious swath of the Southern States, but is this fairly vague and anecdotal description as precise as the definition gets? Or is it ever qualified? e.g. "Counties with > XX% churchgoing Southern Baptists?", or some such similar demogrpahic delimiter?

What about the liberal belt? -- 50 star flag.png User:Deborah (contributions) (talk) 23:03, 22 April 2008 (EDT)