Cottage country in Ontario Canada
Brisbane, Australia. The breed of Christian here would be best described as low brow. A simple statement "did you know that god hates amputees" disorientates them no end.
Cecil County, Maryland
Northern suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Namely, the district responsible for electing Michelle Bachman into office, and the school district (Anoka-Hennepin district 11) famous for GLBT suicides.
My parents had the fortunate good sense to not indoctrinate me with any vestiges of their moderately religious upbringing. They are both (agnostic) atheists now. Throughout elementary school, I had no belief in gods, rejecting the idea out of hand. I got quite a bit of flak for that - I distinctly remember my first experience "debating" against a believer. During middle school, I flip-flopped a couple of times, and in high school I made up my mind after some careful research and consideration.
I was lucky, in a very religious area, to be raised without being required to believe the Christian mythology. I can't imagine that's very common around here.
Collin, I hope the incompetence that Michelle showed the nation awakens your district's voters.
Here in CA's SF Bay Area, several cases of in-school bullying of GLBT students led to lawsuits against school district officials who'd done nothing to stop the bullying. Those officials lost in court.
I sure hope so, too. I know that there is at least one candidate running for her position now, and after her display, I think it's pretty likely that we won't see much more of her. That may be premature, however.
At least these cases are being fought. Better late than never, I guess.
Midwesterner from Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. here!
Welcome to A/N, Nontheist Central from the city which, like Rome, has seven hills. I once lived between Hyde Park and Norwood, and later in Mt. Washington.
That's REALLY close to me. I'm in the Colerain area right now.