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Old 08-13-2007, 05:42 AM
 
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gemstone I like that! But are there no other Southern cities that are progressive?
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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Missymomof 3, ive lived in VA, TX, NC, SC , GA, and LA and i have to say there are no other cities in the south let alone most of the southern states that are progressive. Religion takes hold of government in these states and ceases progression. Not to bash religion but thats what i have seen countless times, I have also lived in every northern state but Maine and ive lived in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, and so far my observation has proved true, that the south just doesnt want to progress.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:15 AM
 
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Jersey... wow! That's alot of moving!
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:19 AM
 
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ive moved 36 times to date, 37 this fall
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Jersey, this is a genuine question. Help me understand what you consider "progressive". Please tell me why religious people stagnate progress?
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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tomocox I was wondering that myself, thanks for asking.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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I've lived in Louisville for 8 years, moving here from Seattle and being born and raised in San Diego. As far as race relations go, I find things far more harmonious between black and white in particular than either San Diego OR Seattle. There just seems to be a comfort between black and white that doesn't exist in these supposedly more progressive cities.

As for the religion thing, at first you're really freaked because on Sunday the roads are empty around church time. And nobody asks whether you go to church or not, but which church you go to. In the suburbs there are high counts of "W" and yellow ribbon stickers on the cars, but there's definitely a progressive element in the city - and a surprisingly good anti-war turnout for various rallies.

As for churches to be afraid of, generally Catholic churches are reluctantly liberal. But the Mega churches like SouthEast Christian are highly political neo-conservative powerhouses where people leave the pews more ready to hunt "Arabs" than pray for peace. But unfortunately that's nothing unique to the south.

As strident and downright scary as these churches are, people still are largely accepting of their neighbors, and generally friendly. If they don't approve of you, it will more likely take the form of typical Southern passive-aggressive whispers behind your back, wagging fingers, etc. And when that occasionally happens (or when you occassionally find out about it), it's awfully easy to feel the superior person.

But over all, you can find about any type of persuasion you're looking for - they tend to flock together, and it's very easy to meet people here. The longer we live here, the more we find the people to be largely laid back and easy to get along with. I won't deny that the first year or two can require some serious attitude readjustment - especially coming from progressive cities on the West Coast.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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whoa there Nelly! I know not ONE single Christian who is ready to go out and hunt anyone! Where did you get that from?
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Old Louisville
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I've lived in Louisville for three years and I love it. I have never seen anything racially motivated. There are some really great neighborhoods with a great family atmosphere and the great thing about this town is there is a neighborhood and place for everyones lifestyle. There is a community for everyone to fit into. If you ever need anything I have several relocation resources and know a lot about different neighborhoods in Louisville. Feel free to email me at alyssonriffe@gmail.com if you ever need any more information.

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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Jerseyboy....I wish you were here so I could high-five you and hand you a cold beer.

"Jersey, this is a genuine question. Help me understand what you consider "progressive". Please tell me why religious people stagnate progress?"

Suggested reading: Anything by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the latest by Christopher Hitchens. Check out Youtube videos for the above people, as well. Good stuff that will hopefully open your mind a wee bit and see into what "progressive" thought is all about.

We already know everything there is to know about the conservative/religious right...it's time for you guys to come over to our side of the fence for a while. Just don't mind the transvestites and crack viles :-P

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