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As an atheist, would you like to have some sort of ceremonial marker after
your death; i.e., a gravestone or some other memorial?
- Yes, just so it can say "I told you I was sick!" (Shell #914)
- No. I'm an organ donor anyways. (Mike Colby #1375)
- Yes, one that read: "I told you so." (Czar #13)
- I'm planning to go to the medical school when I die. Very good people go
to the medical school. (Charles Fiterman #376)
- Actually no. Ideally, I'd like to drop dead while out in the middle of the countryside, woods, marshes, or whatever, and just rot back into the environment there. The only trouble with that is my family would have a hell of a time with insurance, property claims and all that other crap
that comes with a missing body, no death certificate, etc., etc..
(Joe Zawadowski #249)
- I live near one of the remnants of what some call the Great North Forest. In fact I can view it from my bedroom window and I walk there regularly in summer; as do my family. I'd like a tree planted there in my name. Fairly ordinary, I know, but heartfelt. (Diem Marshal #1459 )
- After I'm cremated, I would like for my ashes to be tossed into the ocean or a large lake - if getting to the ocean is to inconvenient. But frankly, it's not an issue I'm much concerned about. Once I die what happens to my carcass will be a matter of indifference to me. It will, I suppose, be of interest to the people who care about me. As long as there is no *religious* service of any kind and my remains are cremated, I have no strong wishes on the matter. (George Ricker #136)
- >No. Buying a small plot of land to bury my carcass is wastefull and barbaric. IMO After a couple of generations a headstone becomes meaningless. Who would remember the body buried there?
I plan on having my ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean. (Crazybeast #1477)
- I won't need one, but I don't care if my loved ones want to do it. It's strictly up to them.
However, my father, who was also an atheist, had a conversation with my mother shortly befor he died & the subject came up (my mom was an agnostic at the time); they decided to plant a tree in soil mixed with his ashes. I don't know who's idea it was. (Aaron I. Spielman #1467)
- Yes. A gravestone with full birth and death dates for those future family historians to find, photograph, worship, throw things/curse at,
have a picnic around... :-)
For me, a gravestone is a special link to the past and my roots and family.
(Keith Brannen #713)
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