All Blog Posts Tagged 'Funeral' (3)

My Dad's Funeral

I had no reason to believe that my dad's funeral wouldn't be religious. It was at the church where my parents were married and so my mom chose the very same Calvary Temple to have his service. I was asked to read from the bible, if either I or my half sister would read it. Since she made all sorts of excuses not to read it, I ended up doing it. Am I going against my belief or rather non-belief? Yes. Am I being there for my family, especially my newly-widowed mom? Yes. Would I do it again at…

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Added by Venus Lovejam on March 24, 2011 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments

Atheist Ceremonies

As some of you know here, my father passed a week ago. It brings to light a problem that we as non-believers face. Where do we turn for support in ceremonies? Christians can turn to a church, pastor or virtually any funeral home. When my wife and I got married, I asked that our wedding be non-religious and the lady agreed. During the ceremony she spoke of god a number of times. I had difficulty in not walking out on my own wedding. For the funeral ceremony I asked a neighbor whom is a pastor… Continue

Added by Gaytor on March 8, 2010 at 12:08pm — 9 Comments

Over My Dead Body

Funerals, aren't they a sight to not see. What is it all about? Mourning? Depression? Of course theres going to be that at a funeral, but it shouldn't be promoted even more by just the setting. A typical funeral:

Rows of people in a church

All Wearing Black

Morbid music (preferably organ)

Priest that talks about the diseased

Crying, mourning, full sadness headon.



Why?

So many people in the church... Did the diseased know them all? probably not, probably… Continue

Added by Krysis on August 22, 2009 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

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