Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Scientists try to map AMERICAN VICE

“Righteousness Exalts a Nation, but Sin Is a Reproach to any People” – Proverbs 14:34

I quote the above verse because I really do think these scientists truly understand what sin is. And y the maps below, Alaska and Hawai’I must be A-Okay!.

Greed is not based on what one makes compared to another.
Envy is not based on what you take.
Wrath is not a violent act.
Sloth is not leisure.
Gluttony is not eating fast-food.
Lust is not determined by what happens because of sex.
Pride is not all encompassing.

I suggest these scientists get to know Jesus… AND FAST!

American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins
By Kristina Shevory of WIRED - 08.24.09

We're gluttons for infographics, and a team at Kansas State just served up a feast: maps of sin created by plotting per-capita stats on things like theft (envy) and STDs (lust). Christian clergy, likely noting the Bible Belt's status as Wrath Central, question the "science." Valid point—or maybe it's just the pride talking.

Greed - Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line

Envy - Total thefts (robbery, burglary, larceny, and grand theft auto) per capita.

Wrath - Number of violent crimes (murder, assault, and rape) per capita.

Sloth - Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.

Gluttony - Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.

Lust - Number of STD cases reported per capita.

Pride - Aggregate of the other six offenses—because pride is the root of all sin.

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