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Interesting maps: The largest non-Christian religion by state/county in the US

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  • Carrikature
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    From a sociological perspective, it would be the correct identification. My personal religious views don't have to affect how I acknowledge that.
    Good for you.

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  • shunyadragon
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    Originally posted by robrecht View Post
    I lived in Charlotte for a year, but I love, love, love South Carolina, especially the Charleston area. No particular reason why there are so many Bahai in South Carolina?
    Most of the Baha'is in South Carolina are rural blacks, includng parts of North Carolina. The growth came in 1950s through the 1970s when local black Baha'is involved in the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, and others like Dizzy Gillespie from rural South Carolina were involved. These areas were neglected by the overall movement and many churches (most not directly involved or matter of factly opposed in promoting change except by individuals). The Baha'i Faith throughout its history inherently opposed any segregation whatsoever by fundamental Doctrine, actively promotes change, and remains a strong advocate of the nonviolent approach to resolution.

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  • KingsGambit
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    Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
    Polls like that can only go by self-identification. LDS is technically a Christian cult or something similar, for all that it's considered severely heretical by mainstream Christians.
    From a sociological perspective, it would be the correct identification. My personal religious views don't have to affect how I acknowledge that.

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  • robrecht
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    Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
    No, I am in North Carolina. There are many Baha'is in every state of the USA, and nation and island of the world. It just so happens in the USA South Carolina has the most Baha'is.
    I lived in Charlotte for a year, but I love, love, love South Carolina, especially the Charleston area. No particular reason why there are so many Bahai in South Carolina?

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  • shunyadragon
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    Originally posted by robrecht View Post
    Lots of Baha'i in South Carolina, which I think is where Shunyadragon is located. Wonder why there and no where else? Perhaps he is a zealous missionary.
    No, I am in North Carolina. There are many Baha'is in every state of the USA, and nation and island of the world. It just so happens in the USA South Carolina has the most Baha'is.

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  • Spartacus
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    Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
    I think LDs is more polytheistic then atheistic by any standards.
    Most polytheists would probably also be atheists by Thomistic standards.

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  • shunyadragon
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    Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
    They're atheists by Thomistic standards.
    I think LDs is more polytheistic then atheistic by any standards.

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  • Spartacus
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    Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
    Polls like that can only go by self-identification. LDS is technically a Christian cult or something similar, for all that it's considered severely heretical by mainstream Christians.
    They're atheists by Thomistic standards.

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  • Carrikature
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    Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Polls like that can only go by self-identification. LDS is technically a Christian cult or something similar, for all that it's considered severely heretical by mainstream Christians.

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  • Spartacus
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    Originally posted by robrecht View Post
    Lots of Baha'i in South Carolina, which I think is where Shunyadragon is located. Wonder why there and no where else? Perhaps he is a zealous missionary.
    It's for the same reason there are a lot of Somali immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. Immigrants congregate where they know they will find people with whom they have something in common-- or, at least, will have ready access to places of worship.

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  • robrecht
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    Lots of Baha'i in South Carolina, which I think is where Shunyadragon is located. Wonder why there and no where else? Perhaps he is a zealous missionary.

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  • Just Some Dude
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    Very interesting maps.

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  • Bill the Cat
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

    (For the purposes of this data, they count Mormonism under Christianity,

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  • Interesting maps: The largest non-Christian religion by state/county in the US

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ate/?tid=sm_fb

    They also have county by county data on the most popular denomination by state. For most of the US, it's either the RCC or the SBC.

    (For the purposes of this data, they count Mormonism under Christianity, otherwise a few states would look a little different).

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