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View Poll Results: What are the most pro-faith, religiously-oriented cities (choose all that apply)?
Cincinnati, OH 7 9.33%
Minneapolis, MN 3 4.00%
Dallas, TX 26 34.67%
San Diego, CA 7 9.33%
Denver, CO 3 4.00%
Houston, TX 20 26.67%
Colorado Springs, CO 18 24.00%
Atlanta, GA 24 32.00%
Nashville, TN 27 36.00%
Little Rock, AR 24 32.00%
Salt Lake City, UT 30 40.00%
Louisville, KY 15 20.00%
Cleveland, OH 4 5.33%
Pittsburgh, PA 4 5.33%
Washington DC/NoVa 6 8.00%
St. Louis, MO 11 14.67%
Birmingham, AL 25 33.33%
Charleston, WV 11 14.67%
Raleigh-Durham, NC 16 21.33%
Kansas City, MO 13 17.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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CO Springs, SLC, and Wheaton, IL come to mind.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Birmingham pretty much has houses of worship everywhere. However, to be fair, it's a good mix of Catholic, Episcopalian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Mormon, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Unitarian, Church of God, and Church of Christ.

From my front doorstep, I'm within two miles of an Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, and Presbyterian church. What's more, there are two Jewish temples within a half mile of me as the crow flies. It's interesting to watch Hasidic jews filing off to temple in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Should add Charlotte, NC. Churches galore.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Should add Charlotte, NC. Churches galore.
I was gonna put Charlotte....and then I added Raleigh instead. Because I know Charlotte is a great city of faith...but I don't know a thing about Raleigh.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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But it's hardly "traditional" Catholic. It is known as one of the most liberal cities in the country and there's a whole lot more to being Catholic than standing up for the Pope. It is one of the Catholic cities where it is still very much Catholic in character--but not necessarily in observance. St. Louis, on the other hand, is a very religiously Catholic city and the Church plays a huge role in so much of the city's life.
That's just crazy. Liberal doesn't mean not traditionally Catholic. Nor does Democratic party rule mean liberal (as much as I hate that particular truth). Boston is super Catholic. For better or worse, the Catholic church is a large presence in the lives of all Bostonians Catholic or not, and to claim this is just Catholic character and does not make Boston a good place to practice Catholicism (particularly Irish Catholicism) is absurd.

I'll not even get into the fact that these cities were clearly chosen because they have large communities of different types of Christians, as if that were the only religion practiced in the US. IMO big cities are great places to practice religion because there actually is a religious community for everyone.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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That's just crazy. Liberal doesn't mean not traditionally Catholic. Nor does Democratic party rule mean liberal (as much as I hate that particular truth). Boston is super Catholic. For better or worse, the Catholic church is a large presence in the lives of all Bostonians Catholic or not, and to claim this is just Catholic character and does not make Boston a good place to practice Catholicism (particularly Irish Catholicism) is absurd.

I'll not even get into the fact that these cities were clearly chosen because they have large communities of different types of Christians, as if that were the only religion practiced in the US. IMO big cities are great places to practice religion because there actually is a religious community for everyone.
Sorry...but you cannot be one of the most pro-choice, pro-gay marriage cities out and still be traditional Catholic. The Church has spoken loud and clear on these very important issues and Massachusetts continues to give the Church the middle finger. Besides, Mass. has one of the country's lowest church attendance rates.

Massachusetts exemplifies the cafeteria catholic mentality--not the Catholicism of the Catholic Church.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I was gonna put Charlotte....and then I added Raleigh instead. Because I know Charlotte is a great city of faith...but I don't know a thing about Raleigh.
Ahh, Gotcha'.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Is Nashville really that religious? I've never been and I've heard of the whole country music scene....but is it that religious? Has anybody lived there that can describe it for me?
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Ahh, Gotcha'.

Though...I think a vote for Raleigh can be a vote for Charlotte as far as I"m concerned!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was going to vote for Boston, but it's not on the list. O_O
So I'm going with Houston instead.
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