Sunday, October 07, 2012

Fat and Godly

In honor of yet another trip to Scandinavia,  here's an article from their leading newspaper entitled "USA by the Numbers."

Notable quotes:

"The pay for the average American much less than in Norway. In 2011, the median income for a household $ 50,054, representing a scant 290,000 kroner."

"According to the. . . statistics, 46.2 million Americans are poor." (This is being read by people in a nation with a population of 5 million.)

There's a section titled "A Fat People," and you can guess what those details are.

In the section "In God They Trust," the writer says, "Atheistic and agnostic Europeans like to shake his head over the U.S. election campaigns, and all references to religion and God. But the United States is God serious stuff, although the proportion Christians fall. In 1990 counted 86 percent of adults themselves as Christians, while the figure has dropped to 76 percent in 2008, according to a survey conducted by religion research ARIS . This is whatever number that is well above most countries in Europe. "

A little mangled via Google Translate, but you get the gist.  It's always interesting to know what others think!

2 comments:

mayberry said...

Interesting, and a little scary (because we know it's true).

Bob said...

Good article