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Old 11-01-2015, 01:21 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Gee thanks. PDD, your limited experience as a retiree in the Sandhills are hardly relevant to a parent's experience in the Triangle.
Really the Triangle is not in the bible belt? I'll have to send a note to AARP and inform them of that.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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No, it's not especially. I have no idea what you're talking about re AARP.

City-Data has some nice stats on religion. Pinehurst/Moore Co is a bit more religious than Raleigh, where "none" is almost 54%. In Durham "none" has 58%, in Orange County it's 56%. Slightly more than half of people in Moore County are religious. A little more than 24% of folks in Moore Co are evangelicals, to about 18% in Wake Co.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Pinehu...-Carolina.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Raleig...-Carolina.html

Contrast the stats for Moore Co and Wake Co to Birmingham AL where "none" is only 16% and evangelicals, alone, are 47% of the population. 84% of people follow one flavor of religion or another. THAT'S the Bible Belt. http://www.city-data.com/city/Birmingham-Alabama.html


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You are in the Bible belt, what else do you expect? Despite fervent and continuous denials on this board, religion is crammed down your throat at every opportunity.
So very much not true. Religion rarely ever comes up in my daily life. We are not church-goers and don't have very many friends who are. The ones who are very seldom mention it and certainly don't cram it down your throat. I do have friends from growing up in SE NC who do live their beliefs and like to share a lot with others, but they don't live in the Triangle.

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Old 11-01-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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BTW, overall Hartford CT is more religious than Raleigh, with 49.5% of folks following a religion in Hartford to 46.4% in Raleigh/Wake Co. Albany NY is very slightly less religious than Raleigh with 45.2% religious, and Brooklyn is a little more religious with 51.6%.

There are more Catholics up north and more Protestants, both evangelical and mainline, in the South.

Raleigh/Wake Co is about the same as San Jose/Santa Clara Co. The "nones" have 56.4% of the vote in San Jose (43.6% religious), so in between Raleigh and Durham. San Francisco is the clear winner in the "none" category so far with 64.7%.
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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After being here for 15 months, I have been asked about my collegiate affiliation exponentially more than my religious or church affiliation :-)
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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So very much not true. Religion rarely ever comes up in my daily life. We are not church-goers and don't have very many friends who are. The ones who are very seldom mention it and certainly don't cram it down your throat. I do have friends from growing up in SE NC who do live their beliefs and like to share a lot with others, but they don't live in the Triangle.
They could be burning people at the stake in the town commons and you would say they were just sunbathing.

Just because you decide to ignore something doesn't mean it's not there.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:19 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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No, it's not especially. I have no idea what you're talking about re AARP.
Because it makes about as much sense as pointing out that I am retired in the Sandhills.

Look I got nothing against people worshiping the invisible friend in the sky but do it in your own home or church.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Because it makes about as much sense as pointing out that I am retired in the Sandhills.
Do you HAVE any relevant experience about preschools and daycares in the Triangle? Because otherwise you're just making stuff up about the "Bible Belt".
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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They could be burning people at the stake in the town commons and you would say they were just sunbathing.

Just because you decide to ignore something doesn't mean it's not there.
Like you're ignoring the statistics I posted that show how less than half the people in Wake County are religious? How Raleigh is on par with San Jose and cities in New York and Connecticut for religious adherents?
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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someone would call burning people at the stake "sunbathing" ... Ohhkay.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Do you HAVE any relevant experience about preschools and daycares in the Triangle? Because otherwise you're just making stuff up about the "Bible Belt".
I have relevant experience with preschools in the Triangle, three of them in fact. All non religious per there own paperwork yet 2 said a prayer or a blessing before snack/meals. Not a "thank you mother earth", a thank you God prayer.

Sang to the tune of Thumbkin:
"thank you god, thank you god
for our food, for our food
and the many blessings,
we thank you, we thank you"

No, this is not the end of the world but when I pick a pre-school that is corporate with no religious affiliation, I find it surprising that my child is being taught a prayer. Call it what you want, it is a prayer.

Yes Poppydog I agree that people in areas of NY are probably just as religious however, it is brought up here more in everyday conversation. For example watching the news on a major network the anchor referenced how the weather would be "after services" on Sunday. I have never heard that on the news in the NY.
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