Yep, that's an atheist for ya!
though if he was creamated he could go into the wind.......
Now, there's some real respect and dignity.
absolutely! I might want that myself actually.
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.
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?
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?
breaking God teachings in Jesus the holy spirit by all this human degradation of life
That wasn't a guy....that was mom....you probably didn't recognize her with clothes on....
Interesting BullsEye you have on the Side of Your Melon... Pity it's not where your mouth is
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.
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!
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.
Contempt and mocking religion does not make one serve humanity either
Only the elimination of religion will serve humanity.
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."
Were you a friend of the deceased? If so, he lives on in your memory.
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?
And the worst thing about it is that since he was an Atheist, he most likely went to hell
What a lucky guy, at least he doesn't have to spend eternity with a bunch of self-righteous, arrogant believers.
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.
no. I picked that name as a temp name before I joined.....then it stuck
I am for real thou
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?
We just dump them in the wagon on "Bring Out Your Dead" day.
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..
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?
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...
Agnostics aren't really non-believers. They're just undecided. Humanists can be believers, atheists or agnostics though probably not all three at once.
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.
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.
It does sound truthful
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
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.
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?
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.
And yet another thread not left alone to die in peace.
Excuse the pun, but seems this one needs to be left for dead.
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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