Posted by: Chris Sandel | May 27, 2009

Seven Deadly Sins… of Sangamon County

YSMarko announced yesterday that he’d be backing away from his blog for a while.   I’ll miss his daily insights into ministry and other fun stuff but I’m guessing I’ll still highlight a few things he’s posted about in the coming weeks.  One post in particular I got a kick out of was this one about a geographical map of the seven deadly sins

Some university students looked at data relevant to each of the seven deadly sins and then created maps, by county, representing how significant each sin rated.  Upon perusing the image gallery of each map I noticed a disturbing trend.  Sangamon County, my current place of residence, shows up pretty significantly in envy, wrath and pride.  Take a look below and you’ll see a dark spot right in the middle of Illinois for each. 

7-envy

Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts — robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.

7-wrath

Wrathwas calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes — murder, assault and rape — reported to the FBI per capita.

7-pride

And pride, lastly, is most important. The root of all sins, in this study, is the aggregate of all data. Vought and his Kansas colleagues combined all data from the six other sins and averaged it into an overview of all evil.

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