But I saw this statistic that tied into my discussion regarding religion the other day.
These are the states with the worst life expectancy in the United States, according to the CDC:
Here are the most religious states in the union, according to World Population Review:
Swap North Carolina and Missouri and Kentucky and Georgia and you have an exact match. Why the overlap? Is it a mere coincidence?
Now it would be ridiculous to figure that religion is the only factor contributing to the terrible longevity statistics but could it have some influence? What other factors might be tipping the scales I wonder? Race and poverty could certainly be two possible contributors. Ignorance might be another. Red state incompetence?
I don't have the answers, I am only asking questions but I have to wonder if those who believe that Terra is only a temporary stop on the long journey have a more casual imperative to keep themselves alive? Says the fat donut eater...
Another fun fact out today - States with Republican governors had the highest covid incidence and death rates.