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Old 09-03-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Chattanoga, TN
Charleston, SC
Athens, GA
Fayettville, AK
Virginia Beach, VA
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas a mid-sized Southern city You've got to be joking. It's one of the largest cities in the country.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: IN
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Athens, GA
Asheville, NC
Boone, NC
Lexington, KY
Austin, TX
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:34 AM
 
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Austin, TX
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Maybe no one else listed it because they thought it was too small, but this city is meets all of your criteria. No sprawl and very accepting of different points of view. We're atheists as well and are looking to get closer to family back in central AL and we're getting pretty discouraged. C-ville is utopia as far as size, mentality, weather, and a healthy supply of people who want to get outdoors. As far as size is concerned, the city has hosted the Stones, Clapton, DMB(of course), Yo Yo Ma, Cirq de Soleil(sp?) etc.... It has Univ. of VA, two great hospitals, and plenty of intelligent businessses. Charlottesville sounds perfect for you. Josh
I agree about C-ville. Has good live music

They also have people who believe in Christ too Nice church goin' folks.


Dave Matthews band is horrible though.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: New York
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You say this like it's a BAD thing...I'd probably not enjoy a very liberal and lowly religious community...
liberal =/ lowly religious community.

Conservatives do not have the monopoly on religion.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: New York
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Yes, I will.

Most "progressive" people actually shun people who have spiritual convictions of any kind. Want to do away with the past completely (history goes out the window). They're open only to people who think and act like they do.

They tend to be the most narrow minded of them all.

No progressives shun people who try to impose their brand of religion upon other people because it is "the right" religion.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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liberal =/ lowly religious community.

Conservatives do not have the monopoly on religion.
Slightly off topic:

Why do liberals claim to be open minded but so closed when it comes to people with spiritual convictions of any kind? If you love Jesus, it doesn't mean you are an air head.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New York
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Slightly off topic:

Why do liberals claim to be open minded but so closed when it comes to people with spiritual convictions of any kind? If you love Jesus, it doesn't mean you are an air head.
As I said, why do you suggest that liberals do not have religion, or even strong religious beliefs.

What liberals don't like, is others trying to impose THEIR WILL on other people based on morals that they MAKE UP according to their own beliefs, without consideration for other people's version of morality, which may be as legitimate as their own.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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As I said, why do you suggest that liberals do not have religion, or even strong religious beliefs.

What liberals don't like, is others trying to impose THEIR WILL on other people based on morals that they MAKE UP according to their own beliefs, without consideration for other people's version of morality, which may be as legitimate as their own.
Um, Im a conservative and I never try to inforce my beliefs on others. On the other hand, many liberals tell me to hate Bush and keep it legal to kill babies.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:33 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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You have to consider first why certain southern cities are "liberal" or "conservative".

Many southern cities (Jackson, New Orleans, Birmingham, Columbia) are liberal only economically, as the majority of their population is African American.

Socially it is different. I dought you will find much support of gay marriage and/or abortion even within the minorities of those cities.

Austin, TX is the perfect combination of progressive social and economic ideals for me. And it's a sizable city of almost 700,000 people, so there is lots of stuff to do and see all around.
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