Pecan Pie

Social Anxiety from the South


I’ve gone round ‘n’ round about how to give tribute to a man that made it okay for so many of us to not believe.

To be a curmudgeon.

To be opinionated, sardonic , and unapologetic.

I don’t know how. I don’t know how to express my deep sorrow…and my deep appreciation.

I shed a few tears and raised my glass and looked at the books I have from the Four Horseman, of which now…there are only three. The End of Faith, The God Delusion, Breaking the Spell and, of course, God is Not Great: how religion poisons everything.

I read them all within months of acknowledging my atheism and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to look my boss in the eyes and respond to his mocking, “God is not great? What, are you an atheist or something?”

Why yes, yes I am.

Raise your glasses, friends. We’ve lost a piece of our voice this day.


Thanks to Bengie at The for this awesome tribute @bengieboy on

Written by thelittlepecan

December 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Posted in atheism

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  1. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Jason Caldwell

    January 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    • Thanks, Doll. Good to see you.


      January 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      • Dear Mairi,You have hit the nail on the head. What I am saying, as a beievler in God myself, is that this is how religion is viewed by those from the opposite perspective. It is not a perspective I can relate to but is one I am surrounded by. Unfortunately, followers of various religions give people valid reasons to believe religion was invented to manipulate people.


        June 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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