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Old 08-15-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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I've lived here since April 2012 and I highly suggest people don't move here. This town certainly has some great attributes but its core is rotten, and not likely to be fixed for decades.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I've lived here since April 2012 and I highly suggest people don't move here. This town certainly has some great attributes but its core is rotten, and not likely to be fixed for decades.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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I've lived here since April 2012 and I highly suggest people don't move here. This town certainly has some great attributes but its core is rotten, and not likely to be fixed for decades.
As our tax rates go higher and higher (esp. after this Nov.) things will get better in no time!
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Isn't Colorado Springs awfully Jesus-y, though? Or is that ebbing somewhat, with the influx of educated young people?
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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Isn't Colorado Springs awfully Jesus-y, though? Or is that ebbing somewhat, with the influx of educated young people?
A few northern suburbs are but no I'd say its becoming more progressive. I have been to way more religiously orientated towns mostly in the south.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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X2. We have some issues but nothing that uncommon for a 750k metro area.

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Isn't Colorado Springs awfully Jesus-y, though? Or is that ebbing somewhat, with the influx of educated young people?
Common mis-conception thanks to some national news stories and NPR. The core of the Springs, no, not even close. The outlying areas, to a degree, with more infinity towards that around the mega churches.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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X2. We have some issues but nothing that uncommon for a 750k metro area.



Common mis-conception thanks to some national news stories and NPR. The core of the Springs, no, not even close. The outlying areas, to a degree, with more infinity towards that around the mega churches.
Its really a shame we have to keep debunking the myth of that the Springs is a hardcore religious town. Just goes to show how bad press can damage a reputation for years.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yea, funny thing is despite that reputation, when you search out most religious or most evangelical or most church going, or anything along lines of religion or dogma, COS isn't even on the radar of top 20-30 places in the US, yet everyone thinks we are the pinnacle. Heck, I never even heard of being called the Evangelical Vatican until joining city data, and I lived here through the peak of those organizations local influence.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Yea, funny thing is despite that reputation, when you search out most religious or most evangelical or most church going, or anything along lines of religion or dogma, COS isn't even on the radar of top 20-30 places in the US, yet everyone thinks we are the pinnacle. Heck, I never even heard of being called the Evangelical Vatican until joining city data, and I lived here through the peak of those organizations local influence.
I've been fighting that battle since I got on this site in 2006. I've heard the city referred to as the Western Vatican but it doesn't pan out other than the city is home to the headquarters of many organizations but the members of and donors to those groups are all over the country, not here.

Focus on the Family and the insane comments James Dobson made on national radio networks made it seem the city was full of nuts, but it's never been true; his followers are all over the country. He's been gone for years, as is Rev Ted of New Life megachurch who was his buddy.

COLO SPGS has a church-going rate that's average or below average for the nation.

Back east there are many hills and farm pastures with the 3 crosses standing tall. Never saw that in COLO, it's a back east thing I guess.

We had the Mormon boys come to the door a few times and a couple ladies from the 7th Day Adventists but that's it and we had that back east too.

Never saw bible cards left on tables in men's rooms in COLO like back east.

There are religious whack jobs everywhere in the country, COLO SPGS has a few but it's no big deal.

No one should even think of avoiding the city because of that old bogus reputation.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:25 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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"He's been gone for years, as is Rev Ted of New Life megachurch who was his buddy" ...

But still the scent lingers on ... and on ... and on. It's gotten so old trying to counteract the damage that was done to the reputation of the city.
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