Chicagoans certainly have one thing when it comes to baseball. Patience.
Women didn’t have the vote when the Cubs last won the World Series, in fact, an awful lot has changed since then. Some blame a curse for their bad luck. In 1945 a bar owner was kicked out during a game because of the bad smell his pet goat was letting off. The USA hasn’t had a history of superstition when it comes to owning pet goats, the curse is an unlikely factor.
The US does however take religion very seriously. Chicago is pretty unreligious when comparisons are made with other american cities. When it comes to being ‘Bible Minded’, Chicago is well down the list. Barna.com lists the 100 cities in its poll, Chicago is all the way down at number 78. The site provides the following description before the city listing:
Each year, in partnership with American Bible Society, Barna ranks the nation’s top media markets based on their level of Bible engagement. Individuals who report reading the Bible in a typical week and who strongly assert the Bible is accurate in the principles it teaches are considered to be Bible-minded. This definition captures action and attitude—those who both engage and esteem the Christian scriptures. The rankings thus reflect an overall openness or resistance to the Bible in various U.S. cities.
In a city of 2.7 million people, that is a lot of people failing to carry out their prayer duties. Why should a city such as Chicago expect glory- not seen by the Cubs since the designing of Titanic- if it isn’t prepared to beg for it?! I am sure many theists would agree.