Being Mortal, For Atheists

Being Mortal, For Atheists October 18, 2015

Thanks so much to all who attended my Sunday October 18 talk, “Being Mortal, For Atheists.” And if you couldn’t attend in person, I promised during the talk that I’d leave a post here with some of the kinds of resources I think might be most helpful for atheists, agnostics and allies dealing with being mortal. The list below is terribly incomplete, but I like the idea that we will fill it in together, over time. So please leave and suggestions, and watch this space for a filled in list of resources, later!

Fittingly, before today's Humanist Hub session on death we had kids sessions, where 5-10 year olds learned what it means to be an explorer. Let's explore this topic of our own mortality together, with a sense of wonder, curiosity, and gratitude.
Fittingly, before today’s Humanist Hub session on death we had kids sessions, where 5-10 year olds learned what it means to be an explorer. Let’s explore this topic of our own mortality together, with a sense of wonder, curiosity, and gratitude.

Trust the (Humanist) Liturgy: Various Secular Sources of Inspiration

My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: These Are Your Lifetimes

A Skeptic’s Guide to Mortality

A Dirty Secret Called Grief

Ta Nehisi-Coates: Between the World and Me

Atul Gawande: Being Mortal

Film: The Fault in Our Stars

 

Carolyn’s Story

A tribute and toast

The End of the Line

 

Planning

Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals 

Advance Directive: https://www.makingyourwishesknown.com/

New York Times: The Trouble With Advance Directives

The Economist: Doctor-Assisted Dying: Final Certainty

 

What Else Would You Add?

This list is purposefully incomplete. The true list of resources would be infinite! Please post your favorite sources in the comments below. 


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