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Old 07-20-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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I must be lucky here in Canada. Not once in my life has anyone ever asked me what religion I belonged to......
I live in Minnesota and don't ever recall receiving a "What religion are you?" or "What church do you go to?" question.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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I live in Minnesota and don't ever recall receiving a "What religion are you?" or "What church do you go to?" question.
It has probably been at least a month since I have been asked where do your go to church.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: the dirty south
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I live in NC (#6) and like Asheville Native touched on, I feel most 'at home' the closer I am to downtown. I'm surprised SC didn't make the list.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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It has probably been at least a month since I have been asked where do your go to church.
Happened again last Friday
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: At the Root
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There's a thread right now in the Texas forum about being an atheist in this state, and it seems that most who have replied are comfortable here.

"Leaving well enough alone" doesn't seem to be a code that the author lives by, and he/she comes off as the type that looks for things to gripe about.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Burlington, VT
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Vermont is generally tolerant of atheists, probably because of the large number of Unitarian churches. However, there was a big to-do in Fair Haven when a student wasn't allowed to turn his valedictory speech into a sermon about "How God has Improved My Life." Earlier this year, further north, controversy erupted on Town Meeting Day, when a resident objected to starting the town meeting with a prayer. I'm surprised towns still try to get away with that.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Happened again last Friday
How did you respond?
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I was in a coffee shop a few days ago when this guy I have never met asked me where I go to church. I calmly explained that I do not worship any of the alleged gods, I do not pray, neither do I say grace before a meal and I really do not care what he thinks this mythological god thing is. I didn't raise my voice, I used no harsh tone and I did get a round of applause when I finished. NO, I did not stand up and take a bow.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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I live in Florida but am from the NE. Believe me, it is ALL Southern. I have no idea who started this claim that Florida is not "Southern" or only paritally Southern; it simply isn't true. In fact, politically, it is one of the most conservative states in the U.S. The only part that one might not consider Southern is Dade County/Miami.

And, yes, it sucks to be atheist here, or agnostic for that matter. It also sucks to be liberal, left-handed or educated.
Fort Myers, Orlando, and pretty much any populated city is usually not "Southern" a.k.a. treacherous.
the populated areas of South Florida are usually not Southern; I'm not sure about the pan-handle. However, it does seem that Miami-Dade is the only liberal county. Perhaps Gainsville in the north is not conservative because of the University of Florida. Everything that doesn't have a major University is pretty red.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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And you do realize that politically speaking Democrats and Republicans are nearly the same two-faced circus; and religion is deeply ingrained into textbooks, culture, and interpersonal lifestyles. Liberal doesn't mean jack unless you are in certain liberal areas of San Fransisco, L.A., or Miami Beach. And universities especially those in the south and south-west are inundated with elderly, old fashioned, and authoritarian professors who are set in their antiquated ways and are very rarely civil libertarian liberals like professors "Noam Chomsky", "Cornel West", or "Chris Hedges". Then again would you go out to an atheist themed social gathering with Noam Chomsky or Michael Parenti? Ha ha.

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Everything that doesn't have a major University is pretty red.
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