I notice Dawn talks about Florida being in the Bible belt. As Florida is virtually a suburb of the UK (only joking - I just meant a lot Brits seem to treat it that way and hop on a plane to Miami for a week's sunshine as easily as going for a short bus ride and I know loads of Brits that have bought houses there) I never thought of it being part of the Bible belt. Excuse my ignorants Which states are in the Bible belt, how is the bible belt different and what are the reasons for this?
(This isn't just for Americans, btw.)
Looking it up on Wikipedia it looks like it stretches a bit furthur west than I realized and Florida has been lopped off midway - which makes sense because parts of Florida have become mostly "snowbirds" (retired folks from the north who fly south to live during the winter).
The Wiki link if you want to see it
Talking to people online it seems that religion is much more pervasive there.
I think you have another good definition there Wheels. But I have a feeling the faithful would not want to know what Dubya does with that belt when they're not paying attention (all too often).wheels5894 wrote:isn't it the Bible belt that holds George W up? I mean without their' support' he wouldn't be the the White Houe woud he?
In the other states I lived in, people would often ask first thing "Where do you go to church" as part of the introduction. I don't get that question here.