Was at an atheists funeral the other day...

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  1. Theologian profile image71
    Theologianposted 8 years ago

    Poor guy, all dressed up and nowhere to go.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that's an atheist for ya!
      though if he was creamated he could go into the wind.......cool

    2. Beelzedad profile image53
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now, there's some real respect and dignity. smile

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        absolutely! I might want that myself actually.

        1. Beelzedad profile image53
          Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You would need to offer it first rather than making disrespectful comments like this:

          1. hanging out profile image56
            hanging outposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            was he smiling?  lol

    3. alternate poet profile image64
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This smug self conceited piece of nastiness becomes the OP.

      You may not understand absence so I will make it simple.  Absence is what could or should be there and isn't.  Your post is absent of: compassion, love, decency, reason and humanity.  It might be better to keep this kind of post to yourself if you want to keep hidden your true nature.

      1. mythbuster profile image80
        mythbusterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, I think the OP might have been one of those "inside voices" getting lose in the room - someone shouted out what might have been better whispered or shared with only known friends who might have felt a similar way about this topic.

        Perhaps a simple, "Here's a joke for you all" might have put such phrases in better perspective...

        I sort of feel cheated that I read the title from forum-list view, already set in my mind to be supportive is someone had really been to a funeral - for ANYBODY... I showed up prepared to at least attempt a compassionate understanding for such a situation...

        Now who the heck can I feed this compassion to now that I geared up for it?

        Oh - alternate poet - here... *hugs*

        Now I appear WEIRD, probably weirded-out a-poet and all 'cos I got sucked into a joke?

        1. alternate poet profile image64
          alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think that is what I said in my reply to the OP inmy own way big_smile   maybe without the hug though.

          All hugs gratefully recieved and returned in the spirit in which they are offered.  And I only feel weird about it if you get clingy big_smile

      2. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed

      3. Theologian profile image71
        Theologianposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I make a light hearted joke. Which is what it was. And in turn you indirectly (or even directly, but you choose your words well) accuse me of hate, indecency, being unreasonable, inhumane and nasty. Talk about going over the top! Lighten up dear fellow. Take a few deep breaths. Why so serious?

        1. hanging out profile image56
          hanging outposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          they ONLY KNOW HOW TO ARGUE. don't even worry about their pretend compassion, they aren't showing u any by even simply understanding the obvious, ITS A JOKE.

          :LOL:

      4. thevoice profile image56
        thevoiceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        breaking God teachings in Jesus the holy spirit by all this human degradation of life

    4. profile image54
      exorterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      this is not a christian attitude

    5. profile image0
      AKA Winstonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That wasn't a guy....that was mom....you probably didn't recognize her with clothes on....

    6. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting BullsEye you have on the Side of Your Melon... Pity it's not where your mouth is yikes  smile

    7. Onusonus profile image77
      Onusonusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Strange thing about mortality, nobody makes it out alive. Though it seems deeply tragic for his fellow athiests, It's not as big of a loss as they think. It's just a temporary abode between now and the next life.

      1. Friendlyword profile image59
        Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Now we can start a conversation. 
        I think Athiest are young souls that haven't lived enough lives to have the wisdom of faith.
        I was told I have a very old soul.
        I like that!

        1. Onusonus profile image77
          Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's an interesting thought. My belief is that all souls are without begining or end.

    8. Daniel Carter profile image73
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol
      Well obviously he went somewhere because as you witnessed, he's no longer here. I'd venture to guess he's with all the other people who preceeded him, whether it's heaven, hell or oblivion.

      Contempt and mocking atheists doesn't become a theologian. From my vantage point, mockery is not limited to one side. It's heavily prevalent with atheists and believers. But jabs don't seem to help either side.

      1. profile image57
        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Contempt and mocking religion does not make one serve humanity either

        1. Beelzedad profile image53
          Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Only the elimination of religion will serve humanity. smile

          1. hanging out profile image56
            hanging outposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe u can get job on stage with your sense of humor   smile

        2. Daniel Carter profile image73
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Let me reiterate:

          "From my vantage point, mockery is not limited to one side. It's heavily prevalent with atheists and believers. But jabs don't seem to help either side."

    9. Medora Trevilian profile image54
      Medora Trevilianposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Were you a friend of the deceased? If so, he lives on in your memory.

    10. ErnieFir profile image55
      ErnieFirposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jokes are jokes, and I found this funny. Hats off to you. Gotta enjoy a good joke. Really hope that there is something past the dirt though, eh?

    11. profile image0
      Lybrahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And the worst thing about it is that since he was an Atheist, he most likely went to hell sad

      1. EncephaloiDead profile image58
        EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        What a lucky guy, at least he doesn't have to spend eternity with a bunch of self-righteous, arrogant believers.

      2. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        "most likely"?

        According to the Christians, there was no "most likely" about it - when the atheist can't convince themselves that your personal myth is true, they will burn forever.  Thus the continual threats from the Christians in a futile attempt to promote their myth as truth.

  2. Theologian profile image71
    Theologianposted 8 years ago

    Just curious, are you a really a school girl?

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no. I picked that name as a temp name before I joined.....then it stuck
      I am for real thou smile

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't really like it anymore.
        But can't change it!
        roll!

        1. Csanad profile image78
          Csanadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Have you massaged to the Hubpages staff? I think they could solve the problem.

  3. Rod Marsden profile image73
    Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago

    Not too many atheists around. Mostly agnostics.

  4. profile image57
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Was at an atheists funeral the other day...

    How do different denominations of the non-believers- the Atheists, Agnostics and/or Humanists dispose of their dead?

    Anybody please

    1. profile image0
      AKA Winstonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We just dump them in the wagon on "Bring Out Your Dead" day.

      1. hanging out profile image56
        hanging outposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        now that was a good one  lol

    2. profile image57
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do they do it "humanly"?

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good question...it depends of what are definition of humanly..but i guess burying deads is very old tradition..much older than current form of religions came into being..

        1. profile image57
          paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But the Atheists Skeptics don't like the old tradition; what new they have come up with in this connection- burying their dead and why?

          1. pisean282311 profile image61
            pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            burying is not new..burying came from evolution and home erectus was first home species which buried those who died..so you can imagine how old it would have been...yes some civilizations formed new ways like hindu who dont bury or parsi who also dont bury...but largely burial is way followed..in my opinion it burying and parsi thing is still better..atleast it can be used by some other species for food...but personally best way would be donating body for further research then letting body go waste...

    3. Rod Marsden profile image73
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agnostics aren't really non-believers. They're just undecided. Humanists can be believers, atheists or agnostics though probably not all three at once.

    4. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The same ways everyone else does.  What would you expect?  Not going to heaven does not change the need to honor the deceased and comfort the bereaved, many of whom will not be atheist.

  5. hanging out profile image56
    hanging outposted 7 years ago

    I thought it was funny since no names were mentioned,
    didn't say if it was a baby or not
    and God didn't get blamed for smiting him.
    smile
    It does sound truthful lol

  6. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    poor guy?..well if thats how you define then all those who die would fall in same category..atleast he knew he isn't going to anywhere since he is dead smile

  7. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    I lol'd. 'Poor  guy' wouldn't even know as he's simply worm food. :]

    The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you are right..it is good to be in illusion than know that there was never any one out there..at least while dying illusion can give comfort smile

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    now mr. theologian, how do you really know? 



    does anyone ever just take a quick break into the forums and pick a thread to read.. and laugh at the sheer folly of the responses? hmm

    1. Diane Inside profile image77
      Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      on both sides.

  9. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I knew it was a joke right off.
    But I had also taken the bait thinking this thread was going to actually discuss what occurs at an atheist's funeral.
    I have only been to one, my ex-husband's.
    It wasn't a "funeral" in the classic sense. A memorial service orchestrated and hosted by his employer, plus interment.

    My observation is that no matter what he did or didn't believe, I can't help but apply my own beliefs onto the situation.
    If I believe in an afterlife or Heaven, I picture him there.
    If I don't, I don't picture him at all, cuz the visual ain't pretty.

    1. thevoice profile image56
      thevoiceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      as parents we should respect accept all people views cultures faith

  10. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    And yet another thread not left alone to die in peace.

    Excuse the pun, but seems this one needs to be left for dead.

  11. profile image0
    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Oy vey... this hub is 3 years old. Have we nothing better to talk about?

    Let's start a thread about how we care about each other's well being no matter what our belief system. I wonder if we could do that without fighting.

 
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