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Old 10-19-2016, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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A lot of people in the South who are agnostic or atheist won't admit it, since those are considered bad words down here, kinda like saying you're a democrat.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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In all of the cities and towns suggested, people with religious affiliations or beliefs of one kind or another widely outnumber atheists. I think that's probably true anywhere in the United States, not just in the South.

You might want to rephrase your question to inquire about Southern cities and towns which are tolerant of a variety of religious beliefs and non-beliefs. Several of the suggested places would readily fall into this category, although they are also dominated by those who hold some kind of religious belief.
Well said!
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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This is in part what I'm asking, I'm not sure what the overall % is of atheist in America, I'm wondering if there's any places in the south where the % of atheist is substantially larger than America's average.
I don't think there are really any statistics on this. The most that's available is percentage of residents with some sort of religious affiliation but that doesn't really translate to atheist on the lower side of the spectrum.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Maybe the Bible minded city lists are close???
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Brookhaven, Mississippi
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Only Florida cities. No other cities in the American South come close.

Florida athiest here.
Tallahassee & Jacksonville & Pensacola loves God.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Tallahassee & Jacksonville & Pensacola loves God.
As does Orlando and Tampa. I think the largest church in Florida is in Orlando.

*edit* Nope, it's in Ft Lauderdale. His point is even more ridiculous. There are many megachurches in Florida.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Tallahassee & Jacksonville & Pensacola loves God.
That's cool. Lots of love for atheists too. Particularly in the Florida peninsula where hardly anyone even talks about religion. Florida is one of the least religious states in our nation, in complete contrast to our neighbors to the north. And I personally like it that way.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Tallahassee & Jacksonville & Pensacola loves God.
I don't buy that Jacksonville loves god all that much either. I spent a lot of time their recently and met people that explicitly referred to northeast Florida as not being in "the Bible Belt". Just some takeaways I had from the city.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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I don't buy that Jacksonville loves god all that much either. I spent a lot of time their recently and met people that explicitly referred to northeast Florida as not being in "the Bible Belt". Just some takeaways I had from the city.
Jax ranks 29th on this list, smack dab between DFW and Mobile/Pensacola. The Most Bible-Minded Cities in America | American Bible Society
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I laugh at idea of Atlanta being a heavily atheist test. Not remotely true.


Even Austin and Ashville wouldn't qualify as heavily atheist.
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