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Old 09-17-2007, 09:11 PM
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Atlanta Greg,

In terms of religion what we've experienced in our neck of the woods is that the people who are "in our face" about religion do NOT come from our area...they are transplants. By "in our face" I mean people who are always yappity-yap about religion and politics (usually combining them) in a very negative way.

THE rudest and unfriendly people we've met --who by the way -- STRONGLY identify themselves with a particular religion have been --->transplants.

I don't mean to sound like a pollyanna but what I DO see among the people who were raised in our area is a lot of what I call, "living" their religion... those who jumped in to help support Katrina refugees in our town, lots of volunteer work to get needed things for people, pitching in to furnish apartments for people and things like that. A lot of this work is done behind the scenes and not for bragging rights.

The ministers and pastors here have always been very nice to me, even knowing that I'm not even a potential member for their churches.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Motion View Post
I guess the main differences were the weather and accents?

Do you find people in your MA town to have a different religious attitude than those in your GA town?
Yes, I'd say weather, accents and cost of living were among the major differences. The people there are also very religious, predominately Catholic, but were not so outwardly solicitous as in the south. When I meet someone new here, first they ask if I play golf, then ask if I'd like to come to their church. Interestingly, most of those folks are not from the south. Must be the effect of moving into the Bible belt...
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