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Old 02-20-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Is there alot of what we would call here "bible bashers?" people who try to "save everyone" i dont like people who try to preach to me.
Also, are Catholics hated? Some of my family are catholic.


This is a very silly thing to say, really.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Is there alot of what we would call here "bible bashers?" people who try to "save everyone" i dont like people who try to preach to me. I think everyone has a choice Im just curious to know if its like that all over the South or in certain states that are worse than others?

Also, are Catholics hated? Some of my family are catholic.
I'm Catholic. Nobody has ever said anything negative to me about my religion, though many people are unfamiliar with the Catholic faith.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Is there alot of what we would call here "bible bashers?" people who try to "save everyone" i dont like people who try to preach to me.
Also, are Catholics hated? Some of my family are catholic.


This is a very silly thing to say, really.
Why is it silly?

I have heard some stories and know people who said they didn't like catholics when i was over there. So I want to know for sure before i give up living here to move to somewhere i've never lived before, as you can imagine and there are probably no one here that has lived outside the US either.

Baptists have been known here to annoy the hell out of people when we just want to be left alone and are known for doing wacky things.

Again, i just want to make sure.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I think the earlier poster was right- if it walks like a troll, and sounds like a troll...
 
Old 02-20-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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Baptists have been known here to annoy the hell out of people when we just want to be left alone and are known for doing wacky things.
Never heard of Baptists doing this...hmmmm sounds like you're getting your religions mixed up. First nobody cares what your religion is and wouldn't know what it is if you don't go around broadcasting. Second, Baptists don't try to convert you or annoy you. Now the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses go door to door. Never saw a baptist show up at my doorstep and I've never annoyed anyone about their religion and I've been a baptist all 27 years of my life.

Why don't you find another area in the country, it really doesn't look like the south is for you.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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Never heard of Baptists doing this...hmmmm sounds like you're getting your religions mixed up. First nobody cares what your religion is and wouldn't know what it is if you don't go around broadcasting. Second, Baptists don't try to convert you or annoy you. Now the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses go door to door. Never saw a baptist show up at my doorstep....{snip}
Unfortunately, I have to admit that while I was still living in MS. I did have an overzealous, persistent Baptist minister show up at the front door of a house I had just moved into. He was trying to invite me to come to his church, but wouldn't get it thru his head that I didn't want to go to any church. He came back one or two more times before he was able to see that I had lost my patience. I don't want to help a thread along that I'm not sure of, but I have known a few Baptists who get a little intense. Sorry.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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Really? Wow...well then
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Really? Wow...well then
Don't get me wrong. I don't think it reflects on the state or Baptists as a whole, necessarily. In fact, I want to move back to the state. It's where I was born and I miss the South in general. I didn't toss the whole place aside just cause of that.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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North Alabama and North Mississippi is mostly Protestant and yes, lots of Baptists (but other denominations can get just as intense, such as Church of Christ, Church of God, Pentecostal and more).
You've got to remember that church forms a great part of social life here. Lots of dry counties here, see, so not many bars to hang out at. When someone invites you to church, they are being neighborly. You can say "thank you" and leave it at that, or just say you're still looking around, and you appreciate their concern.
I won't lie - some Baptists firmly believe Catholics are led by the devil and are all pagans. But not all do.
Now....south Mississippi and south Alabama....Catholicism is WAY more prevalent, thanks to the French & Spanish influence. So dry counties are NOT the norm, and people are more willing to party.
You might find it interesting that the northern parts of both states were settled 200 years ago by people coming west from Georgia and south from Virginia and North Carolina...they and their parents and grandparents had come there from places such as England and....Scotland!
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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North Alabama and North Mississippi is mostly Protestant and yes, lots of Baptists (but other denominations can get just as intense, such as Church of Christ, Church of God, Pentecostal and more).
You've got to remember that church forms a great part of social life here. Lots of dry counties here, see, so not many bars to hang out at. When someone invites you to church, they are being neighborly. You can say "thank you" and leave it at that, or just say you're still looking around, and you appreciate their concern.
I won't lie - some Baptists firmly believe Catholics are led by the devil and are all pagans. But not all do.
Now....south Mississippi and south Alabama....Catholicism is WAY more prevalent, thanks to the French & Spanish influence. So dry counties are NOT the norm, and people are more willing to party.
You might find it interesting that the northern parts of both states were settled 200 years ago by people coming west from Georgia and south from Virginia and North Carolina...they and their parents and grandparents had come there from places such as England and....Scotland!

I knew they came from countries such as Scotland and England etc, interesting though.

I feel alot of people on this forum get very defensive and some can be closed minded just because im honest. Im straight and will not fumble with the truth. I am not a troll. grow up people!!. I wasn't trying to offend anyone, im just trying to get answers as I want to move to the South and find out which areas are better for me. My boyfriend is from MS and says that the Tupelo area has bars etc in it.

If people wanna go to church then fine by me but im not a church goer and would never bad mouth them for doing it.

Is there a big difference between AL, MS as the Carolina's which states are more progressive?

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