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Old 06-07-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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Okay, then, I take it back. But realize that just one neighborhood in a giant city doesn't exactly make the whole town that way.

I can't speak personally about Minneapolis--though it is liberal I'm told it is pretty white bread.

Denver I can speak to--and it is not a secular, tolerant city.
Absolutely - one neighborhood certainly doesn't make a whole town a certain way. If you go to a lot of the classic "blue-collar" neighborhoods in Chicago, there's going to be a lot different attitude toward "alternative lifestyles". That being said, Chicago hosted the Gay Games last year at Wrigley Field and Soldier Field, so at the very least, the city's attitude overall has to be more toward the liberal side to put on such a huge alternative event.

I certainly didn't mean to be snippy - as a Chicagoan, I just always take umbrage to getting lumped into the perceived definitions of much of the rest of the Midwest since I think the city is more of an outlier in the region and has more in common with the coastal cities in terms of the economy and politics.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Portland Oregon

We would rather be in a pub than a church!
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I would say New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Seattle, San Francisco, Portland.

Cities with some religon, but little evangelical- Boston, NY, LA

I'm not a fan of organized religion, so I completely understand this person's interest in a less religious area.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Cautionary note on the big, big cities: While New York is not obviously a religious city, in recent years it is evident that more people are actively and publicly reading the bible (subways and buses) so I think it is a matter of neighbourhoods and communities within a city, not the city itself, that can qualify as religious or non-religious.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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Religious fanatics would definitely turn me off. Nothing worse than those in your face evangelical types. If you "find religion", great, but please keep it to yourself and leave me alone....
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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Okay, then, I take it back. But realize that just one neighborhood in a giant city doesn't exactly make the whole town that way.

I can't speak personally about Minneapolis--though it is liberal I'm told it is pretty white bread.

Denver I can speak to--and it is not a secular, tolerant city.
If the question is least religious, don't include Minneapolis. There is a huge Catholic population (moreso in St Paul, but same metro), huge Lutheran population, huge Muslim population and generous portions of mainline protestants and Jews. Not a whole lot of evangelicals.

If the question is liberal (as you seem to have made it), DO include Minneapolis.

I think many of the posters in this thread are relying on stereotypes in their assessment of a city's religiousness.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I find it sad that you want a nonreligious city. You are turning your back against a wonderful aspect of life that you would gain much from being part of.


What a wonderful aspect of life.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Live and let live. You've got religious AND non-religious "zellots" in society from MANY differing viewpoints, take your pick. I've been around many from BOTH sides and one's no worse than the other.


Trust me. One's worse than the other.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Salt Lake Metro is the most religiously oriented metro I can think of. I think its no exagerration to say that a majority of that area are devoutly religious.
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