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Old 01-14-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I moved to Texas from St.Louis in May of 2008 and have found myself growing more and more intolerant of religion and religious people the longer I stay in this state. Living in a predominately Catholic city like St.Louis seemed much easier because nobody really spoke about religion much. In Texas it's all over and people seem pretty bold about the whole Jesus thing and wanting to drag you to church in some cases or tell you how you need to convert to Christianity to be saved. Frankly it just old some days and then you have a governor praying for rain, a state board of education that wants ID taught in schools and it just goes on and on..anybody else feel the same way about where they live being an atheist?

Texas Schools Face the Evolution Debate - On Education (usnews.com)
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I moved to Texas from St.Louis in May of 2008 and have found myself growing more and more intolerant of religion and religious people the longer I stay in this state. Living in a predominately Catholic city like St.Louis seemed much easier because nobody really spoke about religion much. In Texas it's all over and people seem pretty bold about the whole Jesus thing and wanting to drag you to church in some cases or tell you how you need to convert to Christianity to be saved. Frankly it just old some days and then you have a governor praying for rain, a state board of education that wants ID taught in schools and it just goes on and on..anybody else feel the same way about where they live being an atheist?

Texas Schools Face the Evolution Debate - On Education (usnews.com)
You Must be in the NE section of TX. Sounds like Harrison Rusk or Panola County.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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North Dallas area actually..Collin county.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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North Dallas area actually..Collin county.
One of the Counties I haven't lived in.


I found Austin and the counties in the Valley to be very tolerant and more out of the Bible Belt.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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I moved to Texas from St.Louis in May of 2008 and have found myself growing more and more intolerant of religion and religious people the longer I stay in this state. Living in a predominately Catholic city like St.Louis seemed much easier because nobody really spoke about religion much. In Texas it's all over and people seem pretty bold about the whole Jesus thing and wanting to drag you to church in some cases or tell you how you need to convert to Christianity to be saved. Frankly it just old some days and then you have a governor praying for rain, a state board of education that wants ID taught in schools and it just goes on and on..anybody else feel the same way about where they live being an atheist?

Texas Schools Face the Evolution Debate - On Education (usnews.com)

Catholicism is often tradition and culture. Just imagine a drunk Irish Catholic that is your drinking buddy. He has no interest in converting you to Christianity. Ted Kennedy was as liberal as they come despite being Catholic.

OTOH, Evangelicals have this need to convert people.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Catholicism is often tradition and culture. Just imagine a drunk Irish Catholic that is your drinking buddy. He has no interest in converting you to Christianity. Ted Kennedy was as liberal as they come despite being Catholic.

OTOH, Evangelicals have this need to convert people.
Yes, Julian I think you hit the nail on the head there.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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You Must be in the NE section of TX. Sounds like Harrison Rusk or Panola County.
It's all over the state although there are pockets of tolerance in Austin and Houston certainly. Our suburb of Houston is not *awful* but we have had encounters of the conversion kind and my dil has been told that she is going to hell (She's Hindu).
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I moved to Texas from St.Louis in May of 2008 and have found myself growing more and more intolerant of religion and religious people the longer I stay in this state. Living in a predominately Catholic city like St.Louis seemed much easier because nobody really spoke about religion much. In Texas it's all over and people seem pretty bold about the whole Jesus thing and wanting to drag you to church in some cases or tell you how you need to convert to Christianity to be saved. Frankly it just old some days and then you have a governor praying for rain, a state board of education that wants ID taught in schools and it just goes on and on..anybody else feel the same way about where they live being an atheist?

Texas Schools Face the Evolution Debate - On Education (usnews.com)
WOW, you've obviously never been to Branson. It's the "I love Jesus, and so should you" capital of the world. You can't go to a music show without some fool witnessing to you from the stage.

Anyway.

I've lived in Texas (Corpus Christi) and religion was never mentioned. I would have thought that with the hispanic influence, Texas would be more Catholic than St. Louis. Nobody ever said grace at restaurants in Texas (that I can recall) which is a common every-day occurrence here in Missouri.

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Old 01-14-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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WOW, you've obviously never been to Branson. It's the "I love Jesus, and so should you" capital of the world. You can't go to a music show without some fool witnessing to you from the stage.

Anyway.

I've lived in Texas (Corpus Christi) and religion was never mentioned. I would have thought that with the hispanic influence, Texas would be more Catholic than St. Louis. Nobody ever said grace at restaurants in Texas (that I can recall) which is a common every-day occurrence here in Missouri.

20yrsinBranson
The last time I was in Branson,Missouri was 40 years ago when my parents took me as a kid to Silver Dollar City...I know it has changed immensely since the Yakov Smirnoffs and others have come to town over the years. There are of course pockets of Hispanics in the Dallas area and they are for the most part Catholic as you would expect. However the Dallas Metroplex as a whole has a seemingly large majority of Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches with some Catholic churches of some size in some areas. But I can tell you the EXPERIENCE of living down here with religion is far different than what I encountered in St. Louis. Your results may vary in Branson of course...LOL
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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The last time I was in Branson,Missouri was 40 years ago when my parents took me as a kid to Silver Dollar City...I know it has changed immensely since the Yakov Smirnoffs and others have come to town over the years. There are of course pockets of Hispanics in the Dallas area and they are for the most part Catholic as you would expect. However the Dallas Metroplex as a whole has a seemingly large majority of Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches with some Catholic churches of some size in some areas. But I can tell you the EXPERIENCE of living down here with religion is far different than what I encountered in St. Louis. Your results may vary in Branson of course...LOL
Baptists are the worst. My condolences.

20yrsinBranson
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