FW Holier Than Dallas

Ranking places FW at 11, Dallas 17

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    The list du jour comes from the editors of Men’s Health magazine, who for some reason decided to rank “America's Most Religious Cities,” as if that has something to do with health, good or bad.

    They factored in houses of the holy — churches, synagogues, mosques, and the like — per capita, the numbers of religious organizations — that could be a bit nebulous — and the number of volunteers who support them, glad tithings in the form of monetary donations, and the amount spent on religious books.

    Put it all together, say a little prayer, and you come up with Fort Worth ranking as the 11th holiest town in the United States with Dallas coming in at 17.

    The Houston Heathens, and what a great name for a minor league hockey team, placed 22; and just by way of a dual-suburb, Arlington is No. 42, but that’s probably because of the number of people who curse during Cowboys games.

    The place with the most piety in the country? Why, Colorado Springs, Colo., of course.

    Let us pray, Dallas. C'mon, we need to improve that ranking.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Dallas probably would have been in the top five if not for him.