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Old 11-02-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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If I had been Jewish, I probably would have answered "well, actually, we're Jewish and are still looking for a synagogue", and wouldn't have really taken offense to his assumption that we were christian. Life's too short to get worked up about every little thing that happens, and some people just don't think things thru before they speak.

And yes, I'd say it's far more likely to happen in the south, but I also think that 95% of the people who move down here realize that religion is big down here, so it shouldn't really come as a shock. It'd be like being appalled that someone cut you off on the NJ Turnpike, as if you didn't know it would happen......lol.

 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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From experience, it seems to me that rural families are much more republican. In my honest opinions, Republicans seem to be a lot more willing to back their beliefs, and they know what they want. I think its disturbing that Liberals can be so diverse in beliefs, and that they don't really have as much in common as perceived. (2 party systems suck anyways) Democrats/Liberals are generally those living in urban and suburban environment as opposed to the rural Republican areas.

However, with so many people moving to the South from the North, California, and the Pacific Northwest, its no surprise that the values and beliefs of the classic South are being lost forever, washed away by newcomers who drown out their voices. This effectively kills the "red states" and their once strong beliefs.

And the only real thing that ever bothered me about Democrats is their Socialist tendencies. And I do not believe in judging people solely on their political views. Plus if Liberal areas are perfect in every way, why are so many people joining the mass exodus?
Boy if we can only kill the red states sooner! Us liberals have a plan known as The Liberal Master Plan but it is a secret plan. We are going use reverse migration to turn Georgia, Florida and North Carolina BLUE while still leaving enough of our kind up north to make sure Illinois and NY stay blue too. Then we are going to give full amnesty and citizenship to all illegals which should ensure that Texas, Arizona and New Mexico turn blue too. It is all in our Liberal Master Plan!
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I agree. If he wants culture and walking friendly areas, those exist. The politics of the area really shouldn't matter. I've lived all over and it really doesn't matter when your chilling at a BBQ with your neighbor.
Politics matter to me greatly. I do not wish to socialize with wingnut Republican religious nutcases and closet homos. And Republicans don't belong at BBQs anyway. Democrats eat BBQ. Republicans eat Caviar and Sushi. I would rather have a neighbour on the sex offender list than a Republican but then again most of the sex offenders ARE Republicans!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:32 AM
 
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Boy if we can only kill the red states sooner! Us liberals have a plan known as The Liberal Master Plan but it is a secret plan. We are going use reverse migration to turn Georgia, Florida and North Carolina BLUE while still leaving enough of our kind up north to make sure Illinois and NY stay blue too. Then we are going to give full amnesty and citizenship to all illegals which should ensure that Texas, Arizona and New Mexico turn blue too. It is all in our Liberal Master Plan!
Shhhhhhhhh don't tell them of the plan! It is a *secret* plan!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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I had to laugh at the ATL area being an educated area - well maybe around Emory but most of those people are transplants. I have never been around such uneducated people in my life especially up in the Dacula, Buford, Hamilton Mill area. Education is not the priority here - it's church and sports.


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In response to the poster "BrainMD," I have similar cost of living and weather desires. When considering locales outside of your normal paradigm (i.e., the South), please don't make the mistake of assuming that a large population will aid in your finding a niche. It was that assumption that nudged me to move to San Antonio (1.5 million metro) from CA some years ago, only to find that a population does neither a city nor culture make. It's excessively backwards in San Antonio, and the locals defend their backwardness rigorously. I laughed reading here about the "What church do you go to," comment, because I was equally surprised by this occurring in San Antonio. I wonder if it's a "Southern thing," then? It's good to hear that there are some liberal areas inside the ATL loop, and another thing that ATL has going for it is a generally educated population. That's a huge consideration, and it's seriously lacking where I currently live. Thanks to everyone for the information
 
Old 11-03-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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Politics matter to me greatly. I do not wish to socialize with wingnut Republican religious nutcases and closet homos. And Republicans don't belong at BBQs anyway. Democrats eat BBQ. Republicans eat Caviar and Sushi. I would rather have a neighbour on the sex offender list than a Republican but then again most of the sex offenders ARE Republicans!
Generally (but generalizations are a terrible thing to make) a Republican can be a lot friendlier than a Democrat, (Democrats can be friendly too, unless you disagree with said Democrat)....but I won't judge. And who are you to say who does and does not belong? Its a free country you know. And since Liberals usually support gays, wouldn't a closet homo be a good thing to you?

What most people don't realize is that for about 200 years, the South was purely Democrat, but around 1970 I guess people wised up about it..This country needs to have about 5 major partys, not two.

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Old 11-03-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Life's too short to get worked up about every little thing that happens.
Most people wouldn't consider religion to be one of those 'little things that happen,' even when having a casual conversation. I feel like we're all beating a dead horse here, but it sure would be nice if people didn't ask at all. Wonder what he'd have said if you answered 'But I'm an atheist!'
That'll really get the cul de sac talking!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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. Wonder what he'd have said if you answered 'But I'm an atheist!'
That'll really get the cul de sac talking!
I had actually considered answering with "we're still looking for the local 'Church of Satan' ", but as you said, that probably wouldn't have gone over to well with the neighbors.....lol
 
Old 11-03-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Generally (but generalizations are a terrible thing to make) a Republican can be a lot friendlier than a Democrat, (Democrats can be friendly too, unless you disagree with said Democrat)....but I won't judge. And who are you to say who does and does not belong? Its a free country you know. And since Liberals usually support gays, wouldn't a closet homo be a good thing to you?

What most people don't realize is that for about 200 years, the South was purely Democrat, but around 1970 I guess people wised up about it..This country needs to have about 5 major partys, not two.
No, I do not like closet homo Republicans like Craig who like to spend time bashing other homos while they cruise the men's bathrooms tapping feet. The south was Democratic because prior to 1970 the Democrats were the most racist party but Nixon decided that the GOP could capitalize on the racist south after LBJ signed into law the civil rights act. Most of the Republicans down here are either rich people- who have always been well served by the Republicans or white trash redneck trailer dwellers who cannot get over the fact that the south lost the Civil War and are mad because Roy Barnes had the sense to remove that disgusting rebel flag from the state.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I had actually considered answering with "we're still looking for the local 'Church of Satan' ", but as you said, that probably wouldn't have gone over to well with the neighbors.....lol
Most churches are churches of Satan. Very few preach the true teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. But then again very few so-called "Christians" follow His teachings anyway.
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