When Candace Brand was younger, she moved from Maryland (which was fairly secular) to Texas (which is Texas), and that’s quite a culture shock when you’re an atheist.
She created a short biographical documentary for a class project about what her experience was like:
I just love this line:
I learned quickly saying the word “atheist” in the Bible Belt was like saying “Voldemort” in the Harry Potter books.
Everyone just gasps and freaks out. I’m sure a lot of us can empathize with that.