So, a comment on the wall brought up something that I've noticed other homeschoolers mention.
In every 2nd or 3rd intro on any secular(ish) homeschooling group I've ever belonged to, a person says they live in the conservative christian area of their city/county/state/province/country.
Do we really all live in the most religious areas in our states? I have always been told that in Georgia, I live in the bible belt. However, living in metro Atlanta, I am in a more liberal portion of the state. That being said, there are at least 17 churches within a 2 mile radius of my home, and there are no liquor sales on Sunday. Now, I was raised here, I would think it odd NOT to see constant reminders of people's beliefs posted on the their front lawns, mailboxes, cars and workstations. And of course a lot of religious homeschoolers in a variety of groups. Not that I like it or approve of it, I'm just used to it.
Does anyone actually live in an area where it isn't normal to be surrounded by religious folk? A place where the vast majority of homeschoolers aren't christian?
If you do, are there any homes for sale in your area? ;o)
Me, me! We live in a quite progressive city in a quite liberal state (MA) and I just love it here. We've only lived here for 6 months so I'm not actually sure what the make-up of homeschoolers is. The two big homeschool groups are religious (Catholic and "statement of faith" Christian) so I suspect the majority are still christian, however rarely do you see people outwardly displaying signs of their religion. We're more likely to see rainbow stickers and solar panels than religious tchotchkes.
I wish. We live in a small, rural Southern town and- while I love living in the country (it is quite, people leave you alone for the most part and I can grow my organic vegetable garden) it is a bit lonely- if I didn't have online friends, I would go crazy.
It is about halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. If you have ever watched a Stephen King movie, you can just imagine that, rofl. :D