And over at Suzie All-Caps' Fetus Emporium, we have Suzie crowing over the clearly superior morality of the Godly:
Quite right, Suzie ... I am suitably impressed that a full 74 per cent of evangelicals take that "'Til death do us part" bit seriously, as opposed to a pathetic 67 per cent of the non-Godly. But, what the hell, let's pop over to that link, where we can keep going to the actual Barna Group study, where we read ... uh oh ...
The study showed that the percentage of adults who have been married and divorced varies from segment to segment. For instance, the groups with the most prolific experience of marriage ending in divorce are downscale adults (39%), Baby Boomers (38%), those aligned with a non-Christian faith (38%), African-Americans (36%), and people who consider themselves to be liberal on social and political matters (37%).
Amoral cretins, the lot of them. But hark! What's this?
Among the population segments with the lowest likelihood of having been divorced subsequent to marriage are Catholics (28%), evangelicals (26%), upscale adults (22%), Asians (20%) and those who deem themselves to be conservative on social and political matters (28%).
Why, those tricky, tricky Asians ... upstaging God's own people like that. The nerve. But hang on ... what the hell?
Born again Christians who are not evangelical were indistinguishable from the national average on the matter of divorce: 33% have been married and divorced. The survey did not determine if the divorce occurred before or after the person had become born again...
In fact, when evangelicals and non-evangelical born again Christians are combined into an aggregate class of born again adults, their divorce figure is statistically identical to that of non-born again adults: 32% versus 33%, respectively.
Ooooooh ... that's kind of embarrassing, isn't it? So from where do we get Suzie's grandiose claim of superior morality and loyalty among the devout? Ah (emphasis added):
Stanton said the study also dispels the common misperception that divorce rates within the Church mirror those outside the Church.
“That is true only if you look at just church affiliation,” he said. “But if you look at church activity — how people really live out their faith — then that absolutely is not true because people who take their faith very seriously and have action to back that up have a significantly lower divorce rate than the general public.”
Sound familiar? Why, yes ... yes, it does. But thanks for playing, Suzie.
What do we have for the losers, Johnny?