Morality, life's blessings, religion. Part 7 Gonorrhea
Here is a little map I stumbled acorss doing research on other diseses. Among the information on the website of the Centers for Disease Control was this map showing incidents of gonorrhea in the United States. Now for the sake of ease I added the letter J in gold on those states which are part of our 11 Jesusland states and I put an S for secular on the 11 states we identified as being more secular in outlook.
You can open the picture in a new window to make it easier to see if you. The CDC did the colour coding of the States. What is being measured here is the gonorrhea rate in the various states. If the state has no colour, or is white, the cases of gonorrhea are under 100 per 100,000 people. If the state is in light blue then the cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 is above 100 but below 200. And if the state is dark blue then the number of cases per 100,000 people is above 200.
Remember we are testing the theory that religion makes one more "moral" and the fundamentalists equate morality with sexual abstinence and monogamy. If highly fundmentalist states practice the morality they preach their rates of gonorrhea infection ought to be much lower than the more godless states. But the opposite is true again.
Every one of our Secular States is a state with the lowest levels of infection -- including the notorious godless California. Only one Jesusland state falls into this, the lowest category. Only three states and the District of Columbia have rates of infection abover 200 per 100,000. And all the states with this high level of infection are Jesusland states. Seven of the remaing Jesusland states fall in the middle category of infection which means, that at the very least, ten of the 11 Jesusland states have gonorrhea infection rates higher than all our Secular States.
Apparently one reason they preach so much about sexual morality is because they are so much more likely to lack it. But once again the numbers indicate that belief in the Bible, Jesus and God doesn't appear to cause them to be more moral than their secular neighbours -- which is the precise opposite of what they claim the case to be.