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Old 01-09-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am looking in to moving and atlanta is one city I am considering. I dont go to church. Ever. Is this a problem in the atlanta area ? I have read that is the first question some people get asked when meeting new people.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I've lived here for 4 years and have never been asked that question. I think that you'll find the Atlanta Metro fairly progressive. It is like any other major city in the US. I can't speak to the rural areas.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I"ve been here almost 7 years now and I've never been asked blatantly.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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OK Must be the rural areas i have read about, I guess.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I firmly believe that people often put themselves in situations where they are asked questions about religion. I have never been asked where I attend church either, but if someone were to ask me it certainly wouldn't offend me. I don't go to church, but I'm not a fanatic about it. There are worse questions someone could ask me.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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I've been exactly twice in almost three years, and once I responded with "we don't go to church", that was the end of it. It's not the big production that some folks make it out to be.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I would say the closer the the city you are, the less of a chance for it to come up.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I am looking in to moving and atlanta is one city I am considering. I dont go to church. Ever. Is this a problem in the atlanta area ? I have read that is the first question some people get asked when meeting new people.
I've been here for five years and I don't think anyone has asked me that question. Don't worry about it.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Yeah I would agree with everyone here- it's not really an issue. I could see it maybe coming up if you're in the fringes of the metro area (Cartersville, Jasper, etc), but the closer to Atlanta the less chances of it coming up. Make no mistake, there are plenty of churches here, and the state govt makes GA look like one big Bible thumping hoedown, but you will have plenty of others who share your views here.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I agree there's no need to be concerned. However, I've been asked the question a few times, by neighbors and fellow parents at my daughter's schools. Since we moved here from a much less church-going area (west coast), we certainly noticed that there's a much higher religious participation rate here, and naturally people mention it, since it's part of the fabric of their lives. I don't think there's any reason to feel oppressed by this, and there's testimony on this thread from several non church goers that they're comfortable here.
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