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To: Salvation
I moved from a low-religion area (WA state) to a higher-relgion area (NY) a bit over a year ago, and my experience is that it makes no difference what religion people culturally identify with. I'm surrounded by Catholic-this, and Catholic-that, but people here still treat each other like crap on the highways, are still deeply prejudiced, and are less polite and decent than the Northwesterners I left behind who didn't wear their religion on their sleeves.

They're just as willing here to vote Rat, even though they profess to be Catholic. It's just something they do because their parents and grandparents did it, more of an ethnic pride thing. We got rid of that in the NW, too, I've heard more names that the Irish call the Italians (and vice-versa) than I ever did back in WA.

11 posted on 06/11/2008 7:15:17 PM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: hunter112

Thanks for your eye-opening perspective.


12 posted on 06/11/2008 7:16:50 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: hunter112

Had to leave the table when my wife’s elderly mother and aunt, both of whom volunteer at their parish, voted for Hitlery. Another older female friend, a small college professor, just left the Church over sexism.

The Church is reliant on women, but it is losing them.


19 posted on 06/11/2008 9:00:11 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: hunter112; MHGinTN

Please do not use potty language or references to potty language on the Religion Forum.


21 posted on 06/11/2008 9:19:53 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: hunter112
OMG! You obviously didn't move to Manhattan! What kind of guido hellhole did you move to? Nassau or Suffolk County?

BTW: Remember that many people in NY call themselves "Catholic" or "Jewish" but ask them about their faith and they will be clueless. Also keep in mind that in the more sophisticated regions of New York, folks DO NOT refer to themselves by ethnicity (except if they are Jewish or Asian). This is a blue collar/white trash thing IMHO.

53 posted on 06/12/2008 11:43:14 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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