My mother's funeral is Wednesday, 4/23/2014 and I'll be giving at least a part of the eulogy.
A little help here...and maybe an opportunity for discussion in general on the subject.
What is an 'Atheist Eulogy'? What can my differing view of death bring to the table at a Wake?
I know it is totally inappropriate for me to try and convert the audience...I just wish Christians would give me the same respect. Having God on your side is no excuse for being rude...but then, the Christian God is a projection of their own hatreds and fears, so fuck them.
I hate Christians...I may have mentioned that during the Things I Hate discussion, if not then add it to my list and pretty near the top of it. Going into a roomful of them when I am under stress is like throwing a cat into a dog kennel. If you haven't realized it yet, I shoot from the lip and take no prisoners. My wife knows me better than anyone and she just shrugs and says "Hope you don't mind if I just walk away." She's an atheist as well but has terrible social anxiety. We've learned a lot from each other over the years. She's an anchor without being a ball and chain.
So this is a double question:
What does an atheist say at a funeral?
And how should I respond to people who say 'she's in a better place'?