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Old 06-15-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Earth
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10 Scariest States to Be An Atheist | Belief | AlterNet

Some surprises here. Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and North Carolina aren't surprising at all. Neither is Idaho with all of its Mormons. Even Florida and Pennsylvania aren't totally surprising - FL is half Southern and PA is the most socially conservative Northeastern state. But Rhode Island, a liberal Northeastern state? Who would have thought?

I would have expected Oklahoma, South Carolina, or Georgia to be on this list, but they're not.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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#6: North Carolina. Where in December of 2009, Cecil Bothwell couldn't even get elected to the Asheville City Council, without people trying to invoke laws -- antiquated laws overruled by the Supreme Court, but laws nonetheless -- banning him from taking office because he's an atheist.
First, he was elected easily (though I opposed him because he wants to make Asheville a safe haven for illegal immigrants). The protest was about him taking the oath of office after the election. Cecil Bothwell, Godless Atheist 1. Almighty God 0 News | Asheville Now

For those not familiar with Asheville, it is a city that has attracted every liberal, freak, flake, earth child, hippy, bark eater and tree huger that has found a way to move here. Often called "little San Francisco" due to the ultra liberal environment, The city itself it probably 60 - 70%+ outsiders that have been here 10 years or less.

This is reflected in the liberal agenda of city government, to suck on the teat of the taxpayers to "give" a place to live to every homeless person that comes here, and not requiring anything of these people, not even requiring them to stay off drugs while living off the teat of property owners, i.e. the tax payers.

I venture that aside from the major cities, NC would certianly move up the list.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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What, Utah not on the list? How am I gonna convince y'all I'm being picked on for my lack of belief now?!
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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10 Scariest States to Be An Atheist | Belief | AlterNet

Some surprises here. Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and North Carolina aren't surprising at all. Neither is Idaho with all of its Mormons. Even Florida and Pennsylvania aren't totally surprising - FL is half Southern and PA is the most socially conservative Northeastern state. But Rhode Island, a liberal Northeastern state? Who would have thought?

I would have expected Oklahoma, South Carolina, or Georgia to be on this list, but they're not.
Providence is heavily Italian and Roman Catholic.

Georgia has Atlanta, which is becoming a far more progressive city with each passing day. Same with SLC, believe it or not. I'm a bit more surprised that West Virginia isn't on the list.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
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Hey! Alabama is only #7! I was expecting much worse.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Hey! Alabama is only #7! I was expecting much worse.
The guy was definitely shooting from the hip.

But I'd say, when your governor basically claims he's only friends with Christians, you deserve #1.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:58 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I don't know for sure but I'll bet the quality of education (or lack of ) goes right along with the religious beliefs.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Greta (the author) does mention GA and OK at the end, and she says that it's not in any particular order. I thought it was a fascinating read.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Well, here I am in #3 Texas, where the Wrong Reverend Governor Rick Perry leads the services, and it isn't a good place to be an atheist. The fact that he is popular enough (someone else on the forums called him a "secessionist traitor!") to be elected says it all. The thought of him as President makes my blood run cold.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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What, Utah not on the list? How am I gonna convince y'all I'm being picked on for my lack of belief now?!
I guess you're not.
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