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Why is only the South considered the Bible

Adam2
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3/3/2014 9:32:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Belt?
It's always interested me.

After all, there are parts of the Midwest, especially the Dakotas, that have been orthodox Calvinist in their form of Lutheranism (the only two lutheran states), yet they're not the Bible Belt. Why?
charleslb
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3/4/2014 1:41:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/3/2014 9:32:55 PM, Adam2 wrote:
Belt?
It's always interested me.

After all, there are parts of the Midwest, especially the Dakotas, that have been orthodox Calvinist in their form of Lutheranism (the only two lutheran states), yet they're not the Bible Belt. Why?

Sure, one of course finds folks of faith in the Midwest, but that gospel-haunted strip of American territory (to use Capote's characterization) known as the "Bible Belt", where not so wholesome and righteous Southern belles & beaus overcompensate for high statistical rates of hanky-panky, "sinfulness", and social ills with excessive bible thumping and fundamentalist religiosity, is a stronghold of a typically more staunchly conservative, evangelical, sola scriptura brand of Christianity, hence its designation as the "Bible Belt".
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Adam2
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3/4/2014 9:52:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/4/2014 1:41:11 AM, charleslb wrote:
At 3/3/2014 9:32:55 PM, Adam2 wrote:
Belt?
It's always interested me.

After all, there are parts of the Midwest, especially the Dakotas, that have been orthodox Calvinist in their form of Lutheranism (the only two lutheran states), yet they're not the Bible Belt. Why?

Sure, one of course finds folks of faith in the Midwest, but that gospel-haunted strip of American territory (to use Capote's characterization) known as the "Bible Belt", where not so wholesome and righteous Southern belles & beaus overcompensate for high statistical rates of hanky-panky, "sinfulness", and social ills with excessive bible thumping and fundamentalist religiosity, is a stronghold of a typically more staunchly conservative, evangelical, sola scriptura brand of Christianity, hence its designation as the "Bible Belt".

But North and South Dakota are home to orthodox and Calvinist forms of Lutheranism (being that Lutheranism is the main religion in those states)