Why canâ€™t people accept that an atheist can die peacefully?
The service for my dad, a die hard atheist, was really lovely yesterday, yet, there were still people doing their best to put him into heaven.
Some quotes I heardâ€¦
â€œWonâ€™t he be surprised when he wakes up in Heaven!â€
â€œI just know god is in charge and is taking good care of him.â€
â€œI saw him at the end and he was smiling â€” we prayed together, Iâ€™m sure he came around.â€
And then there was the lady who generously brought flowers for the service, and then put a huge bouquet on the mantle with his ashes. The only problem with that was, the flowers were in a huge vase with a big silver christian cross on the front.
I said, â€œThat is not going to happen.â€ She said, â€œJan, I really want to win this one.â€
I find it amazing that people are adamant and many forced dad to spend his last life force fighting for HIS convictions. Where is the peace in that?
I guess folks have to do whatever they feel they have to do.
Still, I am here to tell you that an atheist can die in peace and should be allowed to.
Plus, a little morphine, a couple of fentanyl patches, and some oxycontin also, tends to give people a peacefully grin at the end as well.