Carrot Hare, do you have any number on the responses you received since you started this post ?
Hey friends! Kentwood, MI here - beautiful this time of year, though sad, as summer (fav season) is ending.
It's only warming up here, one month into spring and already temperatures into those expected late spring, is this evidence of global warming or just freakish seasons? :-D-
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Home of Aussie Rules football and the Carlton Football Club!
A great place to live, where one can be openly atheist without any recriminations, sneers, put downs, or the like, quite simply because most people simply don't give a phuq!
True, though my experience is that melbourne is mostly agnostics and extreme moderates who simply can't even be bothered with their own religion, many call themselves Christians, Muslims but don't even bother to follow their religions doctrines.
It's the deeply religious who are often jeered and mocked, especially during the Melbourne Comedy Festival, where religion is constantly targeted, since most of comedians who rock up are atheists. They really kick the hell out of religion during the festival and Melbournians love it. The can't get enough of people kicking religion in the guts.
Even TV programs based in Melbourne attack religious views regularly.
A city with Melbourne's attitude wouldn't be tolerated very well in the USA, though Canada would welcome it as it does welcome Melbourne's very atheist comedians.
Here's a mate's version of the "Lord's Prayer"
Sounds wonderful! I have long wanted to visit Australia, and perhaps retire there, for many reasons but you have just given me the best reason yet.
I have had Australia on my mind for many years. I am retired and an interested in a apartment or a condo.My concern is the cost and cost off living .If you can give me an indication of this matter I would appreciate your input.
Forgot to mention...HUGE Tim Minchin fan! For those of you that haven't heard of him, look for him on YouTube. You wont regret it.