Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Godless State of Oregon, or How Barack Obama Won

How did Obama win so handily in Oregon, but lost so badly in Kentucky on the same day?
Folks go to church in Kentucky, they believe in God in Kentucky, they are basically good, moral people in Kentucky.
What do I base this on? Read the following exit poll data on Oregon from tonight's election coverage on CNN.com:
(CNN) – CNN just predicted Obama will win the Oregon primary. How did the Illinois senator win there so easily?
Obama won big in another category: among those voters who say they do not have a religion, or have another religion outside of Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism.
Nearly 30 percent of Oregon Democrats said they were not religious and those voters went for Obama by 21 percentage points, 60 percent to 39 percent. And among those voters who listed "other" as their religion, a group that made up 10 percent of the vote, Obama won by 42 points, 70 percent to 28 percent.
So, you ask yourself, "what kind of state do I live in" if you are in Oregon. God help this state.


Anonymous said...

I take it you're not from Oregon.

I am.

And I love it.

I am a Christian, non-denominational and I love Jesus with everything that I am. I also have a heart for my state . . . liberalism is prevalent but there are good, solid people, that believe the same as I, here . . . so I would appreciate you not generalizing the whole state.


Bill's Waste of Air said...

I am very glad you are a believer and passionate about Christ, but that does not negate the very very basic facts that Oregon is the #1 most unchurched state in the union. Washington, Oregon and Alaska, all in the Northwest, basically take the bottom three states and rotate every couple years.

The observation from a CNN analyst speaks volumes.

I have been in Oregon since 1969 which is about 99% of my life. So, I have a pretty good grasp of what Oregon USED to be like compared to what it is today.
It has ALWAYS been very much a mission field though. See the history of the Evangelical Church and it's mission trips to Oregon in the 1860's to 1920's. Fascinating stuff.

Of course there are good solid people, there are good solid people in San Francisco, but would you not still call SF a Sodom and Gomorrah?

Oregon is as a whole a Godless state. The facts are the facts. Spend some time on the newspaper blogs and message boards and see how people in Oregon feel about religion. It is amazing. We are still Pioneers in many ways. Not always good though.

Thanks for visiting and come back some time and give more thoughts, I love dialogue.

mick b; Brady Bunch guy said...

Perhaps you could pry yourself away from your new Marquis Spa and update your blog? Eh, Kimosabe?

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say there is a reason for this. People in Oregon are just plain smarter. Anyone with a brain knows what crock religion is and how corrupt and foolish ALL organized religions are. Make sure you don't report or blog about facts and your little Republican hordes can keep on looking like idiots,

Bill's Waste of Air said...

Dear Anonymous:
I am with you completely on Religion.
It is a crock.
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is not however.
Big difference, and I would love to share that difference with you if you will give me the time.
God bless you!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid that your belief in an imaginary figure worries me. There is no historical evidence of Jesus and I think the concept is ridiculous.

Bill's Waste of Air said...

Would you like evidence of Jesus Christ's existence in Greek, Roman, Hebrew or Egyptian history?
Let me know.
Even if there were no historical evidence of His life on the Earth, that is what we call faith.
A belief in nothing is also faith.
All belief or non-belief is faith.
I think it is much easier to believe in an all loving all knowing God than a belief in nothing, but I can't convince anyone of anything, only God can.
I would invite you to read the Book of John, and treat it as any other book and see if you don't find something of interest to you.
Meanwhile, a whole bunch of people are now praying for you and caring for you!

Bill's Waste of Air said...

PS: I always delete repeat posts.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the evidence of a Jesus in those writings as I have not found them. If it was indisputable, wouldn't everyone believe it? Faith and facts are two diferent things. Thanks for the prayers too!