Another study shows what everyone knows

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    Red states are more charitable than blue states.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79888.html?hp=r5
     
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    It's the old song and dance.

    How many of those charities involve the church?
     
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    What does that matter?
     
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    Many like to punch their tickets to heaven with donations to churches.

    Red states, especially those listed, tend to be on the religious side.
     
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    Amazing how people of faith contribute to charity more. You'd think it was part of their religion or something:)
     
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    I don't think it's really amazing, but it seems that it is what it is.

    Something tells me there are varying personal explanations for that phenomenon.
     
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    So what if they are?

    Lolberals think they're punching their tickets by paying their taxes and voting for socialist politicians to do all the heavy lifting.
     
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    Most of the charitable giving is done by religious people. So?
    The reason is most religious people are also Practical people in that most give because they have learned it makes them feel better to give.
    Non religious people are generally not as ambitious and definitely not as smart.
    Oh they think they are by supposedly using "education" as their crutch but when it is all said and done and you're laying in the ground most religious people KNOW there are just two possibilities:
    1) either there is life after death so therefore the religious smart person was right OR
    2) there is nothing which the stupid non-religious person believes.


    Which posibility will know they were right?
     
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    Which is one of the many reasons religion is important.
     
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    I'm not the one trying to be confrontational, maybe you should ask yourself. I'm stating what I believe the cause to be.
     

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