More on the Church Thing

I’ve often commented on the differences between DC and Winston-Salem.  In particular I’ve written about how in DC the first question anyone asks you at a party (or some other social situation) is "What do you do" or "Where do you work" and in Winston-Salem it’s "Where do you go to church" more often than not.

Fellow DC-to-Winston transplant Esbee wrote something similar today and one of her commenters seemed to find the idea of asking someone where they go to church to be rude.  Personally I don’t have a problem with it, and honestly I’m glad to get away from being classified by my job status and perceived earning power.  As Esbee notes what is more remarkable than asking where you go to church is the assumption that you go to church at all.  If I had to guess I’d say maybe 25% of the people I knew in Northern Virginia went to church regularly, but here it’s probably 75%.  It’s an interesting difference between the communities.

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