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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, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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No we define fundamentalism the same way, you're just having trouble reading the sarcasm. Just one of those perils online communication. ;p
Oh, sorry...there seem to be a lot of people I meet that would be serious about that...so I wasn't surprised to find someone that seemed to be advocating that position--hence, I didn't detect the sarcasm.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Had you have put OKC I would have voted that.

OKC is one of the most religious cities for its size you'll ever find. It definately needed to be on this list.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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...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??
Well, according to this list *pdf alert*

http://www.outreachmagazine.com/docs/top100_2007_largest.pdf (broken link)

Houston has 4 of the largest churches in the country out of the top 20, including the 1st and 3rd largest (Lakewood and Second Baptist). This is far more than any other city (Dallas looks to be coming in second). The entire state of Texas is well known for being a southern baptist stronghold, with Houston being the epicenter.

So tell me again how I am ignorant.

Also, it is my personal preference of whether or not I want to be around people of faith. I am sorry if this offends you, but I am not a person of faith, and I feel more comfortable in environments where faith is not constantly in your face.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Well, according to this list *pdf alert*

http://www.outreachmagazine.com/docs/top100_2007_largest.pdf (broken link)

Houston has 4 of the largest churches in the country out of the top 20, including the 1st and 3rd largest (Lakewood and Second Baptist). This is far more than any other city (Dallas looks to be coming in second). The entire state of Texas is well known for being a southern baptist stronghold, with Houston being the epicenter.

So tell me again how I am ignorant.

Also, it is my personal preference of whether or not I want to be around people of faith. I am sorry if this offends you, but I am not a person of faith, and I feel more comfortable in environments where faith is not constantly in your face.
I would say you are ignorant, but I would get a warning, Houston is way too large and cosmopolitan (way more so than that stressed out and overcaffeinated uncultured city of Seattle) to be one dimentional like you think. Christians are only one of MANY religions practiced by many. Time to actually visit a city and learn before you talk down about it!
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I would say you are ignorant, but I would get a warning, Houston is way too large and cosmopolitan (way more so than that stressed out and overcaffeinated uncultured city of Seattle) to be one dimentional like you think. Christians are only one of MANY religions practiced by many. Time to actually visit a city and learn before you talk down about it!
Cosmopolitan is not a word a would use to describe Houston. However, you do seem to be right that Houston is not that religious...only 50% of the people are "religious" which is less than the Northeast cities.

Houston, Texas (TX) religion resources - Sperling's BestPlaces
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I disagree with all the people voting for SLC. Sure, if you're mormon, but if you're any other religion, you'd be better off in a more cosmopolitan city.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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I would say you are ignorant, but I would get a warning, Houston is way too large and cosmopolitan (way more so than that stressed out and overcaffeinated uncultured city of Seattle) to be one dimentional like you think. Christians are only one of MANY religions practiced by many. Time to actually visit a city and learn before you talk down about it!
OK so the fact that there are multiple CHRISTIAN megachurches, some of the biggest in the country, within the city limits of Houston is just a coincidence?
So what if Houston is diverse, does that minimize it's impact as a baptist heavyweight?

I seriously doubt you have ever been to Seattle based on your outlandish comments, so I would call you a hypocrite, but I would get banned.

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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yeah what was with the random dragging in of Seattle in sweetclimber's totally ironically one-dimensional rant?
just because sweetclimber read about Seattle's rain in the tabloid...
to find any opportunity to diss Seattle so as to elevate Houston

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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All the cities in the Southeastern states, plus Salt Lake City (Mormons) and San Diego. All of Southern California except Los Angeles is California's own "bible belt".
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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yeah what was with the random dragging in of Seattle in sweetclimber's totally ironically one-dimensional rant?
just because sweetclimber read about Seattle's rain in the tabloid...
to find any opportunity to diss Seattle so as to elevate Houston
If people are going to be ignorant of Houston, drag it down and such with ignorance, I will make statements like I did. I know Seattle is self concious and some people feel the need to diss another city but really. Just because there is Christian/ babtist presence in Houston doesn't mean that it is backward or that they push the religion down your throat. Some people are just too close minded to see that. I thought you west coast boosters were supposed to be liberal which is mistakenly equated with being openminded obviously! And yes I have been to Seattle several times, alot more than the Houston bashers have been to Houston, dreary place Seattle is.
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