Here is an article with this title. Why am I not surprised 🙂 ?
“The results support and further explain a Pew Research Center survey from 2006, in which 47 percent of conservative Republicans in the U.S. described themselves as “very happy,” while only 28 percent of liberal Democrats indicated such cheer.”
I think the real explanation is that conservatives listen more often to the following song.
Don’t worry, be Happy 🙂 🙂 🙂
I am reading a great book (at least so far) by N. T. Wright. It is called SURPRISED BY HOPE: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and The Mission of the Church (Harper, 2008). So far he makes some very good points about ‘heaven’ and the resurrection. In chapter 3 of the book (Early Christian Hope in Its Historical Setting) he shows very convincingly that Jesus’ teaching about the resurrection was very much in line with that of most Jews of the day (who believed in an eventual bodily resurrection). In other words, Jesus was “exactly on the map of first-century Jewish belief…on the question of resurrection he seems to have little or nothing new to say. Except that he then began to tell his followers that He himself is going to be killed and then raised three days later…”