Farmers, Foragers, and All That

Puritans evolved into Berniebros. Border Reviers evolved into Huckabee voters. Might modern-day Mormons evolve into Berniebros?

 Pre-Roman English–> Puritans–>  19th Century Vermont, Western NY–> Modern Vermont
 17th Century Scots-Irish–> Prohibition-era Scots-Irish–>  Modern Scots-Irish (Huckabee voters)
 Syncretist–> Social-Conservative-Non-Pluralist–>  Social Conservative-Pluralist–> Irreligious -Hippie/SJW
 Pre-Modern Africans  Modern Africans
Animist, non-doctrinaire -believe their religion Monotheist, doctrinaire -still believe their religion. Height of moralism. Extremely high marriage rate.  Stopped believing their religion; now only believe in it. Still strongly moralist, but now quite ecumenical. High marriage rate. No longer believe in their religion. The religion is now equality (whether, as in NYC, Social Justice, or, as in Vermont, economic equality). Tend toward the anti-neoliberal Left. Extremely low marriage rate.

 

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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