We do our best to provide the information, but they really don't intend to read it.
I gather that the Canadian Bible Belt isn't really a belt. According to the Wikipedia entry, "the term is also sometimes used to describe several disparate regions which have a higher than average level of church attendance. These include the majority of rural southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, parts of southern Manitoba, the rural and more traditional parts of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and the Saint John River Valley of New Brunswick". Not sure whereabouts Sel is living. But we had another visitor to Think Humanism who had lived in Alberta, but had left "to escape the bass ackwards mindsets over there" (see this thread).
I was similarly rather saddened to read that the Netherlands has a Bible Belt, or as they say over there, De Bijbelgordel.
And there's a Bible Belt of sorts in Northern Ireland, of course. We had a Think Humanism visitor a couple of years ago who lived there. See this thread. She was from Ballymena, which is apparently known as the buckle of Northern Ireland's Bible Belt. I don't think there's a Bible Belt anywhere else in the UK, fortunately. But according to this map, Milton Keynes (red splodge northwest of London) might qualify as the buckle in the Heathen Belt.
Or not, as the case may be.ludite wrote:Just a silly thought whose trousers are the bible belts holding up
There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:
1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?
At another lecture by a Tyrrell Museum paleontologist, I learned that Alberta scores about the same as the US in general when polled about acceptance of the Theory of Evolution. Of course the US splits greatly between the North and the South. The following poll does not show Canada and I have not been able to find the required resource. I will keep looking.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/di ... 89x5015035
Later: hmm, does look interesting, I have a pile of once used paper so I will print it out and read at leisure (and comfort!).
It seems I am not alone. I could explain it to you, but.... (well, actually, I couldn't, so....) here is a particularly useful summary of the latest scientific thought on the matter, which even the most stupid of us should understand (once you get passed the title, that is...)
Here it is!