Atheists believe that we only live once, and that life is invaluably precious. And yet - some of them want funerals to be celebrations rather than an occasion of sadness.
How do they expect someone (who is dying), and his/her relatives (at funeral) to be cheerful over a life and a person that only lived once?
Wait... I can't tell if this is supposed to be a parody or actual logic, sorry, lol. Is the idea of celebrating someone's life at a funeral that difficult to understand? Or are people who believe in the afterlife, like Christians, hypocrites for crying and being sad at funerals?
...I guess I'll just go with, this was satire. haha
"Personally, I like the idea of a wake - a celebration of the life that was lived. Remembered stories and events, the actions of the deceased. A party atmosphere rather than a somber, sad group. An acceptance of death, a refreshing of happy memories and times instead of a tear filled group of unhappy people pretending that death doesn't happen."
You misunderstood the point being made. I suggest that you read that post again.
Also it has jack to do with atheism. It was one guy expressing his opinion as an individual.
Atheism seems to be not precise, and not even unanimously agreed upon within atheists themselves.
Much like the thousands of differing religions, yes?
But you didn't ask for a formal atheist viewpoint ( a good thing as there isn't one any more than there is a formal religious viewpoint), you asked for the likes and dislikes of individuals and that's what you got.
by James Q smith 9 years ago
Just a question, but it would seem if there really were no God, then Atheists couldn't exist. Is Atheism a religion? They definitely seem to be unified by a common belief.
by Brittany Williams 4 years ago
Atheism only means the lack of a belief in God. Why is it so hard for Christians to realize that we dismiss their religion for the same reasons that they dismiss all other religions? It doesn't make us horrible people, immoral, or mean that we are going to hell. It just means that we think the...
by Elizabeth 5 years ago
I wrote a hub on how faith is not required in order to be an atheist. Someone requested that I turn it into a forum thread as well. My position is that atheism, by definition, is the lack of a belief in a god. Therefore, faith is not required. The common dismissive quote is...
by Ruben Rivera 6 years ago
First off I want to say I'm not against atheism and I am not religious at all. I do believe in a higher power and I do have my own beliefs on that but not following any major religion, having said that.I find that religion is based on belief system, cultural system and well atheism has a...
by bdn9385 2 years ago
Does atheism means I don't believe the existence of God or I hate God for who He is?
by ngureco 18 months ago
How Do Atheists Perform Their Funeral Ceremonies? Do Religious Friends And Relatives Abscond?I Would Imagine Since There Are No Religious Ceremonies To Be Performed, The Whole Funeral Process Can Take Just A Few Minutes And They Are Done.
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