Friday, August 26, 2011

Liberals playing games with statistics

The linked article tries to claim that the "Bible Belt" has a higher divorce rate than the national average. If you read the article carefully you learn how the liberals behind the hit piece on Christians have cherry-picked the comparisons they make.

It's all in the percentages.

What they compare are average divorce rates across the entire population. 11% of men get divorced in parts of the Bible Belt, while the national average is lower. Here's the sneaky part, people in the Bible Belt are also more likely to get married in the first place. People from liberal "blue states" are less likely to get married. If you compare divorce rates as a percentage of total marriages instead of a percentage of the population as a whole you find the Bible Belt has a LOWER divorce rate that liberal areas.

The divorce rates get pushed even LOWER if you compare divorce rates as a percentage of first marriages, excluding the divorces of people like Larry King who accumulate five or more ex-wives.

What this means is more people in the Bible Belt get married than people in blue states and their marriages are more likely to last until death. People outside the Bible Belt are more likely to never get married and instead live lives of debauchery and sin, exactly what Christians expect from people who reject Christ.

The next time someone tries to claim people in the Bible Belt are failing to live up to God's standards when compared to liberals, play close attention to their arguments and the numbers they use.


Anonymous said...

They just LOVE lying about Christians.

Did you know fags have the highest divorce rate of ANY group? They're even more likely to divorce than interracial marriages.

Anonymous said...

"They're even more likely to divorce than interracial marriages."

That's disgusting! Is that even legal? We'll be marrying children to dogs and horses next.

Peter Cornswalled said...

Fortunately gay "marriage" is still against the law in most of the country and at the federal level.

Anonymous said...

Of course they are liars polluting the good word and promises of love under God while doing who knows what in the bedroom it makes me shudder

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Anonymous said...

Right. The fundamentalist christian right *never* plays with numbers either, eh? You keep thinking that as you live on your 10,000 year old earth, jackass.

Alexander Cornswalled said...

It's a little over 6,000 years old, not 10,000.

One way most Christians knew Camping was a false prophet was his claim that the Earth was over 7,000 years old, a claim not supported by the Bible.

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