I'm in Tennessee. The weather is beautiful and the rivers, lakes and mountains are perfect. No place to escape the cults--not work, family or friends. They all have an imaginary friend. I'm a scientist looking for rational people.
Just figure that the tropical places may soon be impossible, either too cold or overcome by devastating storms. Whatever you do, stay away from coasts. I moved from Manhattan to Asheville, NC, a more moderate climate. The winters appear to be getting harsher (more incapacitating snowstorms ... rare, historically), and storms are frequent, though the nasty tornadoes are so far stopping at our mountains. One of the City Councilpersons is an open "non-theist" and not everyone is Christian crazy. Lots of pagans, new Agers, "spiritual but not religious" types in the city. Away from the city, you get the usual Christian types, a Baptist church every other block or so. Ho hum.
Hi Linda, Where are you now? Maybe you have decided to make Alabama a progressive state? -Brian
Alabama has a LONG way to go before it could be called progressive! There are a few liberals here but we are far outnumbered by the recessives.
Does the whole thing have to unreligious?
Would you be happy to have a liberal town with lots of churchs, but a thriving intellectual community(OSU), with arts, music, theators, activism, microbrews, odd-fellows, a good library, used book stores, etc?
Would you mind being close to the ocean, forests, nature preserves, ethnic food restaurants, and seasonal art and science fairs?
Corvallis, Oregon. About 65000 people during the school year. I hour away from the coast, 45 mins away from forested winderness and rivers. Hiking/biking trails, football, Saturday farmers market....
My old home town!
I am a southerner by birth and I imagine I would be unhappy in a climate that was as cold as Oregon. My desire is for a tropical paradise that is non-religious and liberal. Does such a place exist?