The past week, I've been helping clean out my aunt's neighbor's house (he passed away not too long ago), and come to find out by rummaging through his things that he was also an atheist. Unfortunately, I never met him before he passed, but I would have loved to, as an old atheist in the Southern U.S. is hard to come by (and basically my entire family is religious).
From what my aunt told me, I knew he was a reclusive man, but I didn't know why until I happened upon this letter in his office:
Religion took just about everything away from this man; its influences on the people around him destroyed his life. They might have forgotten him, but I won't.
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