Yeah, I knew that Jamaica and Haiti are a little backwards, religiously speaking. Hell, Haiti is freaking Haiti. It's known throughout the hemisphere as the poor, corrupt, messed-up island-nation. They had so many issues, even before the recent earthquake trashed them.
If you want culture and relative sanity, the northeast is a decent part of the country. Boston, Philadelphia, New York, most of Connecticut and Rhode Island ...
If you want real godlessness though, your best best is the Pacific northwest. Coastal Oregon and Washington State are the most liberal, most atheistic parts of the country. Portland, OR and Seattle, WA are both about half atheist.
And ... yeah, Canada is right out, for you, unless you're able to head way to the south, in the winter. I'd like it, since I prefer temperatures down in the 50's or 60's. I can't imagine living as close to the equator as you are. The humidity is very high down there too, isn't it?
Actually, despite being very far north, Portland and Seattle stay fairly warm, even in the winter. With global warming really starting to show an effect, it'll probably be even warmer, in the future.
Well, nuts. I must be thinking of some of the other islands, or perhaps one of the countries in the neck of Central America, below Mexico. Something like Costa Rica, maybe.
Sorry to hear about that. Being in an area full of fundies is annoying. I'm planning on moving further north, at some point, myself.
I was born in the Chicago area, so that would be a good area for me to move back to. I've become ashamed of the stuff that my current state has been doing, lately ... and we just elected a conservative governor, last week, so it's probably going to get worse during the next 4 years.
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