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Old 11-16-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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But I have been to the Southeast and PNW enough (as has my wife's aunt and compared experiences) to know that, as of now, overall tolerance and live-let-live is more widespread in the South than in PNW. Go on Youtube and see how Portland is pretty much embraces Antifa as they openly abuse local citizens nearly unabade. It's unreal. I'm sure this post won't fly very well with many on here. But this is my experience. So the Southeast, hands down, for me.
This did cross my mind. There may be a point where I would feel "safer" in the South than in liberal bastions, considering how unhinged certain segments of the liberal or at least left population have become. (I know, cue references to Charlottesville. But if you take an honest look at what happened there, I don't think it fits the narrative.)
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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That's all fine and dandy but clearly it's not the same experience for everyone. Even when I lived in Atlanta, I remember being asked about church pretty frequently and random talks of prayers etc.. and how so many conversations would involve God this or bless that. Noone was pushy or rude about it but it was definitely a presence.
Ok, I've lived in SC for about 37 years total. This notion that basically everybody in the south is super religious is not true.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Ok, I've lived in SC for about 37 years total. This notion that basically everybody in the south is super religious is not true.
Are you trying to convince people that the south is not the most religious part of the country?
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Are you trying to convince people that the south is not the most religious part of the country?
I'm expressing my opinions based on my own experiences.

You haven't explained how people are dominated by a religious culture in the south. People have the choice to be religious or not in the south.

You make it sound like a theocracy.

I Google mapped churches in Seattle... looks like a.lot of churches in Seattle.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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Ok, I've lived in SC for about 37 years total. This notion that basically everybody in the south is super religious is not true.
I dont think anyone said that everyone is religious.. it's more the idea of the region as a whole being more religious thus religion being more prominent in daily dialogue and life..... you cant deny that the SE is the most religious region in the country, plus with the recent political climate and the Southern Baptist and Evagelical ties to the GOP, religion and the South are more intertwined as of late. Think about how many political leaders from the South have been on TV lately talking about God this or the bible that or even the Kim Davis debacle with refusing to issue marriage licenses to a gay couple based on her religious belief.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2013/...ro-areas/5180/
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I dont think anyone said that everyone is religious.. it's more that idea of the region as a whole being more religious thus religion being more prominent in daily dialogue and life..... you cant deny that the SE is the most religious region in the country, plus with the recent political climate and the Southern Baptist and Evagelical ties to the GOP, religion and the South are more intertwined as of late.

https://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/ci...%20(1)web_.jpg
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2013/...ro-areas/5180/
I think what you are doing is conflating GOP voters with Christianity. Most GOP stances on issues have nothing to do with religion.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I dont think anyone said that everyone is religious.. it's more that idea of the region as a whole being more religious thus religion being more prominent in daily dialogue and life..... you cant deny that the SE is the most religious region in the country, plus with the recent political climate and the Southern Baptist and Evagelical ties to the GOP, religion and the South are more intertwined as of late.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2013/...ro-areas/5180/
Thanks, always good to have data over personal anecdotes.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Personal experience over 37 years is data.

I'd very surprised if you know more people in the south than I do.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Wanted to get feedback on cost of living, economic opportunity and quality of life from now to the next decade.
I grew up in Louisiana and moved and lived my adult life mostly in PNW.

Cost of living - much cheaper in the south

Economic opportunity - Much better in the PNW

Quality of life....tough one....I will go with the PNW because you are dealing with an overall more intelligent and environmentally cautious populace. On the other hand, people in the south are much friendlier so you will miss that if you've experienced it....my son, who's lived his entire life in the PNW, recently went to visit relatives and a funeral in Louisiana and loved it so much he wants to move there.

p.s. My brother, who lives in a black majority city in Louisiana with a black mayor, Chief of police, etc. says that race relations have never been better and he has no desire to leave the black majority community he lives in partially because he enjoys the warm relations he has with the majority.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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I think what you are doing is conflating GOP voters with Christianity. Most GOP stances on issues have nothing to do with religion.
Unfortunately these things weigh in on the psyche of the masses who are watching GOP political leaders from the South constantly referring to the bible and morals etc....
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