Here is a nice, if oddly-titled, list of likely consequences of the recession:

5: Glory days for evangelicals. Bad times are boon times for evangelical churches. Economist David Beckworth of Texas State University has crunched U.S. church attendance numbers and found that congregation growth at evangelical churches jumped 50 percent during each recession between 1968 and 2004.

[which I suppose means that the evangelical churches are always growing, recession or not 🙁 Maybe if the atheists sang more…]

Also, the weather seems to be marking the alleged start of Spring tomorrow, by carefully looking warmer than it is. I keep on opening the window, regretting it, then doing the same two hours later. I’ll never learn.

oh, and New Mexico has just abolished the death penalty🙂

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