As The Lost Ogle’s resident Craigslist reverend, it is my duty to report on the hedonistic tendencies that are threatening the moral fabric that holds together Oklahoma society. Usually I do so by blogging about the batshit, unethical, or flat-out immoral legislation introduced by the religious zealot lawmakers we somehow keep electing into office. But today I am using my electronic pulpit to call out an even greater threat to our path to righteousness, honor, and brownie points in heaven: Oklahomans themselves. According to clickbait destination wallethub.com, Oklahoma will soon be getting its own circle in hell.
Red states and blue states may like to point to one another as the source of all that is wrong with the U.S., but the truth is that each of the 50 states has its own virtues and vices…
But the cost of state sins is something we have to share as a nation. Gambling alone costs the U.S. about $5 billion per year. That’s nothing compared to the amount of money we lose from smoking, though – over $300 billion per year. Harmful behavior on the individual level can add up to staggering economic costs on a national scale.
Some states are more well-behaved than others. In order to determine the states that most give in to their desires, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 43 key indicators of immorality. Our data set ranges from violent crimes per capita to excessive drinking to share of the population with gambling disorders
43 indicators of morality? Man, growing up catholic I thought the only way to go to hell was by having sex before marriage, eating meat on Friday, or skipping the Saturday night confession-and-mass combo to go watch your friend sing Kid Rock cover songs at the Country Palace. But as KJRH pointed out, the WalletHub has found that Oklahomans are into a whole different kind of sinnin’.
Oklahoma has been ranked as the 12th “most sinful” state in the United States, according to a study from WalletHub .
The report ranked states based on their anger, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Oklahoma ranked the worst when it came to greed, as it was named the second-most greedy state in the country, while also being the eighth-most lazy, according to the study.
I am disappointed in you, Oklahoma. Not because our state is now known for being the 12th most sinful place in the nation. But because we have chosen “greed” and “sloth” as our vices. If you’re going to sin, at least make it something fun like lust or vanity. Instead we are doomed to eternal damnation because we don’t like to share and are too lazy to get our steps in every day.
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