Friday, August 25, 2006

Watching televangelists makes you fat?

"America is becoming known as a nation of gluttony and obesity, and churches are a feeding ground for this problem," says Ken Ferraro, a professor of sociology who has studied religion and body weight since the early 1990s. "If religious leaders and organizations neglect this issue, they will contribute to an epidemic that will cost the health-care system millions of dollars and reduce the quality of life for many parishioners."

He analyzed the religious practices and body mass index, often referred to as BMI, of more than 2,500 people during an eight-year period from 1986 to 1994. He found that the use of religious media resources, such as television, books or radio, was a strong predictor of obesity among women.

Makes you wonder if even Jesus has the strength to Rapture these lard-asses.


W.M. Bear said...

Have you seen a recent picture of Jerry Falwell? He looks like Jabba the Hutt -- appropriately.

Anonymous said...

but if u run...its propable that a Fat cup will shoot *u* eh. how many otker sins can a preacher has