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5/12/2015 1:06:46 PM
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?
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5/12/2015 2:11:01 PM
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At 5/12/2015 1:06:46 PM, intellectuallyprimitive wrote:
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?

Sure, I live in Georgia. A very large portion of the population is Christian and a lot are staunch. It isn't hard to find a YECs and I would guess more people deny evolution than accept it. It also isn't uncommon to see a billboard or church marque talking about hell, fire, or some form of Biblical punishment.

I work in engineering which helps my sanity. Most engineers I work with would still identify as Christian but they aren't really religious. I can only thing of one ultra religious engineer I have worked with and he was a smart guy and super nice but all of societies ills traced back to evolution.
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5/12/2015 3:00:45 PM
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?

Yes, I served a religious mission in West Texas. Abilene TX has more churches per capita than anywhere in the world. I spent six months in Sweetwater TX and it was common knowledge if you were not a member of the Church of Christ or First Baptist, you would not successfully run for public office.
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5/12/2015 4:53:11 PM
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At 5/12/2015 2:11:01 PM, Floid wrote:
At 5/12/2015 1:06:46 PM, intellectuallyprimitive wrote:
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?

Sure, I live in Georgia. A very large portion of the population is Christian and a lot are staunch. It isn't hard to find a YECs and I would guess more people deny evolution than accept it. It also isn't uncommon to see a billboard or church marque talking about hell, fire, or some form of Biblical punishment.

I work in engineering which helps my sanity. Most engineers I work with would still identify as Christian but they aren't really religious. I can only thing of one ultra religious engineer I have worked with and he was a smart guy and super nice but all of societies ills traced back to evolution.

Great example. A may disagree with essentially all of the Christian doctrine, but I understand that it is an ongoing thing and those who are introduced and raised in a christian home and community, will usually become staunch religious individuals.
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5/12/2015 5:03:32 PM
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At 5/12/2015 3:00:45 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 5/12/2015 1:06:46 PM, intellectuallyprimitive wrote:
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?

Yes, I served a religious mission in West Texas. Abilene TX has more churches per capita than anywhere in the world. I spent six months in Sweetwater TX and it was common knowledge if you were not a member of the Church of Christ or First Baptist, you would not successfully run for public office.

Interesting, but not surprising for a state such as Texas. From what I have heard (only hearsay) Texas is by far the most conservative state in not only the southeastern region of the states, but also the country. What are your thoughts?
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5/12/2015 5:04:49 PM
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At 5/12/2015 5:03:32 PM, intellectuallyprimitive wrote:
At 5/12/2015 3:00:45 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 5/12/2015 1:06:46 PM, intellectuallyprimitive wrote:
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Have you ever resided in a state or are currently residing in a state that occupies the bible belt? If so, have you had any experiences with staunch religious communities or individuals?

Yes, I served a religious mission in West Texas. Abilene TX has more churches per capita than anywhere in the world. I spent six months in Sweetwater TX and it was common knowledge if you were not a member of the Church of Christ or First Baptist, you would not successfully run for public office.

Interesting, but not surprising for a state such as Texas. From what I have heard (only hearsay) Texas is by far the most conservative state in not only the southeastern region of the states, but also the country. What are your thoughts?

Yeah, I would agree... but my experience is living in California, Utah, and Texas. Both Utah and Texas are very conservative.
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