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Old 02-10-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Why does everyone think that when Southerners meet somebody they ask them "where do you go to church?" Can we put that to rest. That never happens. .
I think that because it has happened to me every time I've changed residence in the south (except here in Texas, where my faith has been kindly left to my own). Southern Christians (like all Christians) have been commanded to bring all heathens and infidels into the flock. Newcomers to the community might not have yet settled on a church, and are considered ripe to be harvested in the highly competitive race to become the biggest megachurch in town, a particularly ardent zeal too often encountered in the south.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I think that because it has happened to me every time I've changed residence in the south (except here in Texas, where my faith has been kindly left to my own). Southern Christians (like all Christians) have been commanded to bring all heathens and infidels into the flock. Newcomers to the community might not have yet settled on a church, and are considered ripe to be harvested in the highly competitive race to become the biggest megachurch in town, a particularly ardent zeal too often encountered in the south.
I'm sorry, but this is hyperbolic stereotypical garbage.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I think that because it has happened to me every time I've changed residence in the south (except here in Texas, where my faith has been kindly left to my own). Southern Christians (like all Christians) have been commanded to bring all heathens and infidels into the flock. Newcomers to the community might not have yet settled on a church, and are considered ripe to be harvested in the highly competitive race to become the biggest megachurch in town, a particularly ardent zeal too often encountered in the south.
I grew up in a small religious town and the only people who asked about my faith and my church location were friends. That's not something random strangers ask people. Lets not act like that type of behavior is normal.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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When I was a kid growing up in NYC, I used to get asked my religion by other kids all the time. Unfortunately, my answer usually ended up in a beating...
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I'm sorry, but this is hyperbolic stereotypical garbage.


Exactly! I am so sick of these people who try to stereotype the South. Ignorance at its best.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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But...but...but...people just can't miss an opportunity to belittle others to make themselves feel so superior!

I agree with you it needs to be put to rest. I love the south for many reasons (religion being one reason) but that isn't the way it is at all.


I really find it interesting that we have so many ignorant people living in this time of great technology. Most people know what is happening around the globe instantly, but we have some on here that think we are still in the 1800s. Their knowledge about the South is nil, but they continue to run their stupid mouths. I guess the ignorant have to run down others to make themselves feel better.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Only similarities I see are the overlapping boundaries with Texas and the ranchland of OK and TX, and poverty.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: MO
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I really find it interesting that we have so many ignorant people living in this time of great technology. Most people know what is happening around the globe instantly, but we have some on here that think we are still in the 1800s. Their knowledge about the South is nil, but they continue to run their stupid mouths. I guess the ignorant have to run down others to make themselves feel better.
No kidding. Oh well at least we know that they will keep their ignorance out of the South. Yet another reason to love it
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: city data
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Great point!

It is something that I have thought about when I was looking at moving to Texas. It always seemed, that although it was not always perfect there has been a blending, merging, and mixing of southern anglo and Mexican traditions.

In fact I'm kind of surprised that you opened this thread without mentioning Texas. Its the obvious example of blending southern and Mexican heritage.
i kno right how silly of him
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