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Old 05-05-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm an atheist living north of the bible belt.

I was just wondering what it is like being an atheist in the bible belt (south)? Have you ever been treated badly?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I guess I'll find out as I just moved to Arkansas from Kansas. I'd like to think that people wouldn't let Religion control their life, but I've had two people quit talking to me once they found out that I was an Atheist, one lived in Kansas and the other lived in Tennessee. It's very rare to find a Christian that doesn't care whether or not you believe in God.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I'm currently in GA. No one gives me a hard time. Maybe that's because I'm close to Atlanta (more progressive). Or maybe it's because I'm a biology professor and people just expect it of me anyway. Or maybe it's because I'm not "in your face" about it (but I don't hide it either).
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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I'm an atheist living north of the bible belt.

I was just wondering what it is like being an atheist in the bible belt (south)? Have you ever been treated badly?
Bible Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm sure it is against the law for anyone who is Atheist to live close to the South let alone actually in the South. Really, I'm sure it is written somewhere.......
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:59 AM
 
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I'm currently in GA. No one gives me a hard time. Maybe that's because I'm close to Atlanta (more progressive). Or maybe it's because I'm a biology professor and people just expect it of me anyway. Or maybe it's because I'm not "in your face" about it (but I don't hide it either).
'Hey doods...we got ourselves a for-reel aytheist perfessor!'
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I am an atheist who currently lives outside of Charlotte, NC. I have not had trouble but I don't around shouting that I am an atheist. I have heard that people will ask what church you go to but that has not happened to me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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1-3% of US population are atheists/agnostics, and I'm sure there is a minority in the Bible belt.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:58 AM
 
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1-3% of US population are atheists/agnostics, and I'm sure there is a minority in the Bible belt.
Oh, I think it is nearer 16% last stats I looked at - although a lot of people who don't believe still avoid the term 'atheist'.

And everyone is agnostic, although not everyone knows it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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I currently live in the Houston area. It's actually got a fairly large population of atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

Houston Atheists (Houston, TX) - Meetup
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Regardless of the state, you will probably find more non-believers in major metro areas as opposed to rural/small town areas.
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