If your family is Christian, will they give you a regular religious ? What about getting married? Do you allow the DEFAULT things to happen. Or do you actively resist?
What Kinda Funeral Do Atheist Have? - When you are dead, who cares?
If your family is Christian, will they give you a regular religious ? - A regular religious what?
What about getting married? - what about getting married?
Do you allow the DEFAULT things to happen. - Not a question.
Or do you actively resist? - Resist what?
I made the mistake of allowing a Christian funeral for my last child. Never again.
I have made arrangements to have my body donated to science. With that, I get a free cremation. I've told my three children that they can either let them (the company I donated my body to) scatter my ashes in a community garden, or they can do whatever with them. Just don't flush me down the toilet because it would probably clog it.
My youngest is considering some sort of memorial, but as I told him I would be dead and will never notice.
I will not have a funeral. I want to be liquefied or cremated. Funerals are for the living, not the dead, and the few people whom I love and care about can mourn me in their own way without having the stress of "hosting" a funeral. I am also a recluse--who would come?
Atheist Funerals are Funerals free from a preacher telling the widow that her 27 year old husband who died of a brain aneurysm while trying to get out of his car after returning from church one day after she old him they were going to have another child ACTUALLY DIED because god was angry with her and she needs to give Jesus (the church) more money. The preacher spent about a half hour staring and preaching this atrocity at the widow. YES. This is the Christian funeral I and about a hundred of my co-workers watched of a co-worker and friend.
I was raised by a Christian family and from the get go was compelled to go to church. However in early grade school years I discovered faith (belief without evidence) in this case demonstrably false stories taught from the bible in church asserted as fact (testable in reality) when tested disagreed with reality. With such falsehoods taught in church, I reasoned churches existed as a theatrical show to scare children to do what their parents wanted. Surely no adult could actually believe these fairy tales are real. It was a sad day when I realized many old people never grew up; drank the Kool-aid - - to believe in a god and accept Jesus as a supernatural being with less supporting evidence then a Santa-clause. I never believed in Santa Clause.
"What about getting married?" Been to as many X-tain weddings as non X-tain weddings. (Photography was/is a hobby and I have photographed many weddings). I greatly prefer the atheist weddings as there is no spiel about Jesus, God, having lots of kids and raising them as Catholics with obedience to the church etc. Almost laughed out loud when a priest told the couple (with the many children they were required to produce) they must comply with the teachings of the bible and holy church as Exodus 21:7 came to mind. LOL
This relates my interpretation of many a X-tain wedding as "GOD'S LOVE" is usually a recurring theme.
The atheist weddings were always more honest events usually outside in the beauty of the natural world that celebrate the life of the couple. These celebrations had no servitude to (as far as those that demand demonstrable evidence before belief) an authority figure or organization poised to impose their power over the couple's fiscal and social life.
"DEFAULT" position. LOL.
Are you really that uninformed?
32% of population is reported as Christian. So statistically, the DEFAULT position for the world is NOT Christian. FACE and PALM. You don't have to "actively resist" to not be a member of the shrinking Christian minority.
What's next? a lame attempt to cherry pick the DEFAULT to specific geographic neighbors of a circle where Christian is a majority? News flash: for many a non-Christian, our community of neighbors (not defined by miles) are not Christian.
I don't know what's going to happen when I die and what kind of funeral will be mine and I couldn't care less. I would like to have something like I saw in the internet, if true, my coffin and body to become the roots of trees, all my physical remains back to Mother Nature.
any kind we want. it's for the living, anyway, not for the dead. the dead don't know what kind of funeral they're having. you also can't resist when you're dead. btw i have never been christian and have only my guy to take care of me, and he's never been christian either. i can tell him what i want and either he complies or he doesn't but i won't know.
One of my friends had one a couple of weeks ago, pretty much like any other except no god mentioned. Some readings of poems and a short biography, and he picked a couple of fun songs.
Personally I do not care what sort of service, if any, they give me. Though, if I had a choice, I would like to die alone and lost in the woods, so that the animals can eat.
FYI, and answering such a dopey question, imo,
a) We choose what ever funerary arrangement we may want SANS religious bullshit Eulogies, etc, by EXPRESSING our wishes in thing called a WILL,
b) IF you were to ask around you'd probably find that many are married, some possibly by Civil Services rather than Church Services, some, and this may shock you (LOL) may even be merely 'shacking up (co-habiting),
c) WHAT, exactly, are these "DEFAULT" things, do you resist them or do you just waste time and breath trying to pray them away?