Originally Posted by tdawg
It mattered enough to create a thread about it. My point is that she was a writer and that is what she will be remembered as. Personally when I die I'd rather be remembered for my achievements, not for my belief of whether there is or isn't a god.
I almost find it disrespectful in the sense that I feel it comes across as if celebrating her for the fact she was a non-believer rather than for her work (I seem to remember a thread a bit-like that re:Steve Jobs). I am writing this as a 'non-believer' myself btw.
I think you're just looking for offense where none exists tbh. I may not have been familiar with her writing, but if you look in another forum, you'll see a thread I started where I say that Maeve Binchy's death has inspired me to try my hand at creative writing myself. And you'll see my first attempt too.
I've also posted here and on Facebook, and spoke to various people I know, about what a wonderfully warm and lovely woman she seems to have been, and how highly everyone speaks of her.
I may not celebrate her for her work, because I'm not familiar with it, but I celebrate her for her character, her philosophy on life, and her warm and loving nature.