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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 16:16 PM   941
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My family's the same. It makes for loads of fun at family gatherings.



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 19:31 PM   942
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I haven't been to a family reunion since I was six and my little cousin got a nosebleed, so some extended relatives stole her into the church and started flicking water from the church tap on her face and screaming out of the Bible because they thought she was possessed. I tried to get her a tissue, and the woman slapped it out of my hands and exclaimed "IT'S IN JESUS'S HANDS NOW!"




 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 19:47 PM   943
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Ok, my family's not THAT bad. Wow. It's more that my nephew comes home and asks my sister why they don't pray at night. Because Nana says you must, so mommy must be doing something wrong.

Holy cramps.



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 20:01 PM   944
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I'm from the south, y'all. You want crazies, we got 'em!



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 20:24 PM   945
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Soooooooooo, I'm from the south (FURTHER south!), too, and I encountered very few people like that. Just wanted that on the record.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 09:13 AM   946
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Haha. You're right. Most aren't like that. And KY is "living in the North" for me.

I was just exposed to so much of it, since my family is Southern Baptist, and extended family is backwoods something or other that dances with snakes. And they start freaking out and foaming at the mouth, then pass out when the preacher starts screaming and touching them.

When DH meets my grandmother, I have to translate. My family's dialect of country is apparently almost a separate language altogether. Maybe I can put it on my resume?

But seriously. Home state of TN, Y U H8 GAY?



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 10:34 AM   947
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There are crazies everywhere. Plenty here for sure.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 11:22 AM   948
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us...anted=all&_r=0

I've lived in three corners of the US, and I'm come to the conclusion that poor, rural people with little education tend to be crazy no matter the geography. In the west, it's the hardcore libertarian folks with lots of guns that scare me. In the south, it's the southern baptists. Not sure how to describe those in the northest/midwest, but they're still well-armed bigots. Same demographics, same problems.

This is why I get irked that the South is the country's punching bag. I've heard more hardcore racist things here in 1.5 years that I did in a decade in the south (maybe longer, but I don't trust my prepubescent memories).

Let's all hate on Arizona. Those f*****s deserve it after these past few years!



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 11:57 AM   949
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Oh, I am definitely down for hating on Arizona! Arizona is doing things that even the local rednecks are going "Damn, that ain't right!" about! A woman can't get an abortion to save her life? So they BOTH have to die because that seems more moral?!

AAAAAAAARRRRGH!

My hatred of Arizona is also tainted by the fact that the sun is overwhelming there. I am here to tell you, my friends, that the sun is in fact a giant flaming ball of evil. Not even SPF120 can keep me safe for more than a few hours.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 13:50 PM   950
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Wow ginger, your family sounds horrible. None of my immediate family except for my birth mom are religious. As far as I know. I don't directly ask most people but based on my grandma's comments on some of the irreligious Facebook photos I share (not a whole lot because I hate confrontation and therefore don't like to piss people off) I'm guessing she has the same opinions as me. She's also a highly intelligent woman so I would be shocked if she did believe that we were made out of dirt and Adam's rib and have difficult childbirth because eve talked to a snake lol. Have you seen the study that showed a direct correlation between intelligence and belief in religion?



 
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