Like most of us, I harbor a secret desire to live forever, but the rational side of my brain threw that out long ago. Having had several good friends die in the past few years and attended several religious funerals that irritated me, I am curious as to what an atheist's funeral/memorial service would look like. And what of the obituary? In all the ones I have read in the local paper I remember none that didn't follow the lines of standard religious dogma, he/she is with the Lord now, safe from pain, etc. I live in a very religious area, Bismarck, ND.
If I leave this until the end it's likely that some religious member of my family may manhandle their way into this job and wreck it. So to plan for the future how do you plan a atheist's memorial? Where do you have it? How do you write the obit?
I just had an angiogram yesterday and, although they are no big deal, it did make me wonder?