- 2 months ago
- Wedding: February 1997
Anonymous1063 : There is absolutely a mix of views wherever you go, but there is always the feeling of being in the majority or the minority. Even here, in the more urban areas, things are quite blue. Rural areas tend to skew red regardless of where they are. As for religion, I’ve not met a single person in the town I live in who does not attend church, let alone who is atheistic. Again, in a city about 45 miles away, it would not be unusual to be atheistic, but here? It is absolutely unheard of. And while I am not ashamed of my views, I teach and I’d rather the community not see me as unfit to be around their children (despite religion playing absolutely NO part in the curriculum). Our state is already anti-educator, having removed collective bargaining rights and taken away the healthcare we exchanged for higher salaries, so there are few protections for an educator now.
Heck, the more I discuss it, the less I like where I live!