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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, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Odd question? Every city has people of faith.

And if religion is influencing legislation, I really don't want to live in that city. Separation of church and state and all that.

The running gag in my hometown of Erie, Pa., is that there's a church, a bar and a gas station on every corner (the fourth corner is up for grabs). The running gag isn't all that far from the truth. Does that make it religious, or do the bars cancel out its religiousness?

Just sayin'.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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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.
Yet unlike many other places across the US, Massachusetts has no death penalty. So that's one for Catholicism there. An anti-gay pro-lifer does not a good Catholic make, it is actually a religion with a whole host of beliefs that have absolutly nothing to do with those two issues.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
Uhm, I thought the board asked for the best cities for people of faith, not for the best cities for ultra-conservative, fundamental Christians. I'm lost.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Uhm, I thought the board asked for the best cities for people of faith, not for the best cities for ultra-conservative, fundamental Christians. I'm lost.
Didn't you know that ultra conservative fundamentalists Christians are the only ones who practice real religion?
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I chose Houston, which instantly makes it unattractive.
...because of the incorrect stereotypes associated with the city...seriously, educate yourself. your views are completely asinine and stubbornly ignorant (including your idea that people of faith are those who should be considered as unpleasant). where did you grow up? hell??
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Odd question? Every city has people of faith.

And if religion is influencing legislation, I really don't want to live in that city. Separation of church and state and all that.

The running gag in my hometown of Erie, Pa., is that there's a church, a bar and a gas station on every corner (the fourth corner is up for grabs). The running gag isn't all that far from the truth. Does that make it religious, or do the bars cancel out its religiousness?

Just sayin'.
How do people's personal beliefs not influence legislation? Secular or not, people will vote according to their beliefs and lawmakers will pass laws as influenced by their beliefs.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Didn't you know that ultra conservative fundamentalists Christians are the only ones who practice real religion?
I'm not sure we're thinking of the term "fundamentalist" in quite the same way. Fundamentalist is a term typically used to define people who reject all aspects society as being evil, refuse to believe the Bible is written in genres, and therefore take the Bible absolutely literally (at least with Christianity). These are not the only people who practice true religion.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: NWArkansas/Seattle
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Had you have put OKC I would have voted that.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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It's a falsehood that the religious right have a monopoly on faith. First of all, most of them are neither Christian nor right. Faith is intrinsic, something within us. Most people have faith in something. To presume that the northeast or west coasts have people of less faith is beyond me. Remember, the Klan were believers in God and used their faith to destroy others. And that little incident in Oklahoma City was committed by people of faith. My vote goes to everyplace in the world. In the states, the city with the most believers would probably be NYC simply because they have the most people.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm not sure we're thinking of the term "fundamentalist" in quite the same way. Fundamentalist is a term typically used to define people who reject all aspects society as being evil, refuse to believe the Bible is written in genres, and therefore take the Bible absolutely literally (at least with Christianity). These are not the only people who practice true religion.
No we define fundamentalism the same way, you're just having trouble reading the sarcasm. Just one of those perils online communication. ;p
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