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  •  This was an area in metro Atlanta. (3+ / 0-)
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    a gilas girl, Aunt Pat, DSPS owl

    So we'd just about be those "big outside evangelical churches" you refer to.

    It's very easy when there are so many people around to avoid people you don't like. Much easier than in a small town, where there may be no way to avoid going into certain local stores or use particular services. There were  a huge number of people in my graduating class who I never met, much less formed a connection to. It's a lot easier to reject someone as a social pariah in those conditions - you lose nothing but contact with one person, but they can lose a sizable amount of social contact, support, and so on simply from people avoiding them. And that's without including things like employment biases that can become ever more pronounced as the pool of potential employees grows.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 12:21:00 PM PDT

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      I've long felt the expanse of the right wing ideology that's evangelical based is happening most often in the suburbs, not the rural areas that metropolitan progressives like to dismiss as the most backward.

      The place where the crazy gains traction is sometimes surprising.  It's not all old, angry white working class folks with no teeth and no jobs...

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 12:28:50 PM PDT

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