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Old 10-23-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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I saw it in the AJC, as posted.
I have no problem with church. I love my friends who are of different religions. I teach my children about different religions. But after living in the northeast, there's no comparison re tolerance and diversity. I do my best to be an ambassador, even in my own neighborhood...not only by attending Christmas parties but by hosting Hanukkah parties-- it's something I feel is important.

But, c'mon, it's one thing not to pay attention to people who don't know any better; it's another to see it in a major newspaper. That's just plain provincial and clearly not something the chamber of commerce is trying to promote.

 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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I saw it in the AJC, as posted.
I have no problem with church. I love my friends who are of different religions. I teach my children about different religions. But after living in the northeast, there's no comparison re tolerance and diversity. I do my best to be an ambassador, even in my own neighborhood...not only by attending Christmas parties but by hosting Hanukkah parties-- it's something I feel is important.

But, c'mon, it's one thing not to pay attention to people who don't know any better; it's another to see it in a major newspaper. That's just plain provincial and clearly not something the chamber of commerce is trying to promote.
Interesting. I'm assuming it doesn't happen every week, so maybe it was something that someone snuck in as a joke. As you said, its definitely not something the CoC wants happening.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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Definitely not a joke. Wouldn't have expected it...emailed the editor about it...and now have moved on...sort of.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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Atlanta itself (Metro) is a very diverse place. Almost like the New York of the south. You have great restaurants, museums, theater and something almost resembling culture. You will find intelligent and friendly people there, however twenty minutes outside of the city and your in 1840. My Sister in law moved there last year and she seems to like it.

I know what you mean about red states. I moved to Florida 9 years ago from New York and I luckily chose the only Blue county (Broward) in about 500 miles.

I would recommend spending some time there if you can to see if you like it because it will be a big change from California. If you have children I would do some research on the schools because good ones can be few and far between.

As for me I'm heading back North!!
Cloudbreak: you're lucky you at least moved to a Blue county in Fl. I'm from nyc and i've been stuck in Orlando for the last 2 1/2 years. but selling my house and moving back north asap! The south is not for me!
 
Old 10-23-2007, 02:23 PM
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Interesting. I'm assuming it doesn't happen every week, so maybe it was something that someone snuck in as a joke. As you said, its definitely not something the CoC wants happening.
I've heard television newscasters talk about church. Usually in the context of what the weather will be like on the way to or from church.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:08 PM
 
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CHURCH is the center of people's universes here in the state of GA especially in Gwinnett Co. It's their social life. Mr Kovacs within a week of moving here I was asked 5 times which church I would be attending and my kids are constantly harassed about it in school. In fact my daughter went to a slumber party with a bunch of Frank Osborne kids (Mill Creek Cluster) and it came up there and she said "nope don't attend" and the girl said "well that's alright as long as you believe in god" in that "bless your heart" tone. I have lived in LA and I would still move there today (fires and all) over this place.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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CHURCH is the center of people's universes here in the state of GA especially in Gwinnett Co. It's their social life. Mr Kovacs within a week of moving here I was asked 5 times which church I would be attending and my kids are constantly harassed about it in school. In fact my daughter went to a slumber party with a bunch of Frank Osborne kids (Mill Creek Cluster) and it came up there and she said "nope don't attend" and the girl said "well that's alright as long as you believe in god" in that "bless your heart" tone. I have lived in LA and I would still move there today (fires and all) over this place.
Well, I guess Gwinett must be drastically different than Cherokee then, since I haven't heard "boo" about church, and neither have my wife or kids.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Well, I guess Gwinett must be drastically different than Cherokee then, since I haven't heard "boo" about church, and neither have my wife or kids.
Same for me - I actually grew up here and church was not a big deal at all. Grew up in Dunwoody and am Catholic and except for any of the kids that I saw at CCD I could not have told you who was protestant vs. catholic vs. anything else. The only time a big deal was made was for Jewish kids, and that was just to teach everyone else about Hannakah (sp?) and to know that they don't celebrate x-mas, which I think happened in 1st grade or something. There are some people here at work that I know are pretty religious, but they don't really talk about it - I just know b/c they are friends of mine.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Schools starting to frown on Halloween celebrations | ajc.com (broken link)

read the messages underneath the article if you think the fundy stuff is as invisible as our moderators like to profess
 
Old 10-30-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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You are citing an AJC article on a topic that we all know which way AJC is going to put a spin on. That is like citing Rush Limbaugh's book to back conservative points.
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