Blog reader Jodie was filling out life insurance forms at work and realized that she had never been to an atheist funeral.
She says she wouldn’t want her own service to be in a church, but she’s not sure where it would be held. (Would it even matter, since she’d be gone?)
Also, since most atheist funerals (that I’ve heard of, anyway) are less about mourning the person’s death and more about celebrating the person’s life, how do you raise that issue with the person’s family?
Jodie has this question as well:
… it is pretty harsh to request one of your mourners to throw a big party in their homes while they mourn.
If funerals are for the mourners, is it somehow mean to challenge their beliefs at this time? At that time I really won’t be in a position to care what’s going on.
Your suggestions are welcome.