Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Another reason to oppose clericalism (hint: it involves donuts)

Check out this interesting graphic from the Wall Street Journal....

It is quite fascinating that clergy are obese at that rate, although from anecdotal evidence and observation I can confirm it. Why is that? It seems that being a pastor is highly sedentary, requires being away from home a lot and is very stressful, all of which adds up to guys getting fat while muching on snacks stressing over the next sermon.

Clericalism is unhealthy for the church, it is often unhealthy for the cleric's family and, as this graphic and other studies show, it is even unhealthy for the clergy themselves.

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