Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Christian Orthodoxy, Part II

And building upon Tom Van Dyke's posting below, here is an excellent map to illustrate the "orthodoxy" of American society. The map was originally posted at the Religion in American History blog by Paul Harvey.



Determining the "correct" form of Christian orthodoxy is about as constructive as determining whether the chicken or the egg came first.

4 comments:

Dan Atkinson said...

Nice map, but what is your point? Not relevant to my original post.

Brad Hart said...

My point is that YOUR interpretation of Christianity and orthodoxy is not EVERYONE'S interpretation. My guess is that your views would not fly in the blue Catholic areas or the brown Latter-day Saints areas.

bpabbott said...

Regarding Orthodox Chrsitianity ... Wikipedia lists a variety.

Dan, might your variety be listed? I'm not being facetious, but hoping for a clarification.

I'd also be interested in evidence that the founders shared your opinion regarding Orthodox Chrsitianity.

bad Jim said...

It's funny to see California, among many, as a predominantly Catholic state, since the local white population is generally Protestant. (I'd guess we have more Buddhists than other states, and possibly even more Muslims - it's a big state).

The map's color choices are also apt, apart from recent voting trends, in that the orange scattering of Lutherans in the northern Midwest vaguely suggests the Swedish flag.