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Old 09-03-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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Dear readers,

While l was looking for another place to live I was mostly looking at Colorado, New England and California. I was also looking at the south for a bit - I love the south. One problem is the following: I do not believe in God. I'm not a hardcore atheist that bashes religious people - I get that it's nice to believe in something. I honestly don't care if people believe in God but I'm afraid that a lot of people in the bible belt will judge someone who doesn't believe in faith.

Kind regards
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Dear readers,

While l was looking for another place to live I was mostly looking at Colorado, New England and California. I was also looking at the south for a bit - I love the south. One problem is the following: I do not believe in God. I'm not a hardcore atheist that bashes religious people - I get that it's nice to believe in something. I honestly don't care if people believe in God but I'm afraid that a lot of people in the bible belt will judge someone who doesn't believe in faith.

Kind regards
I think it's hilariously ironic that you signed off, "Kind regards..." while bragging that you like to bash religious people.

There are atheists here. I would imagine that many religious people here might be wary of an atheist.

I know MANY people, religious or not, who would look down on someone who makes a point of bashing others who don't believe that they believe.

I would keep looking if I were you.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Seymour, CT
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I think it's hilariously ironic that you signed off, "Kind regards..." while bragging that you like to bash religious people.

There are atheists here. I would imagine that many religious people here might be wary of an atheist.

I know MANY people, religious or not, who would look down on someone who makes a point of bashing others who don't believe that they believe.

I would keep looking if I were you.
I'm confused... he says that he's NOT one of the Atheists that likes to bash people, and you say he does?
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I'm confused... he says that he's NOT one of the Atheists that likes to bash people, and you say he does?
In my righteous indignation, I read it wrong. Thanks for pointing it out.

I thought he just had great big *****. LOL
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Seymour, CT
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In my righteous indignation, I read it wrong. Thanks for pointing it out.

I thought he just had great big *****. LOL
Meh, mistakes happen.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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I think it's hilariously ironic that you signed off, "Kind regards..." while bragging that you like to bash religious people.

There are atheists here. I would imagine that many religious people here might be wary of an atheist.

I know MANY people, religious or not, who would look down on someone who makes a point of bashing others who don't believe that they believe.

I would keep looking if I were you.
You should probably read my question better before writing such an answer. But in case you misread it, everybody makes mistakes.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I would keep looking if I were you.
Yup, good ol Southern hospitality...
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Yup, good ol Southern hospitality...
It's the Bible Belt. My own state is about 54% Protestant. Last time I checked, Gallup ranked it the 6th most religious state in the US.

If OP were inquiring about relocating as a vegetarian, I would not advise him to move to a "beef belt."

I would keep looking.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes, atheism is generally looked down upon in the South.

Most people (and institutions) in the South are religious. Be prepared to see churches everywhere and people being very public about their faith.

Most people will have a live and let live attitude. Some people will invite you to their church (because helping to save your soul is the kindest act they can offer). Militant atheism is despised, for example atheists who complain about prayers at football games or public meetings are regarded as intolerant interlopers.

The manner in which you posed your question and the manner in which you responded to Wmsn4life (who is a great resource for info) leads me to believe that you would be fine here.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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Beef belt lmao
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