Even though I am a known atheist to my friends and family, it does not end the fact that they try and still include me in religious things. I am sure there are people out there that may relate to that situation. Somehow, they will never fully accept my non belief in their invisible god.
I have a funeral to attend tomorrow, it will be Roman Catholic and the best thing…..my uncle has asked me to do the reading at the mass! Anyone else he could have chosen, but he decided to choose the only atheist in the family that he knows! I do wonder why though, opinions welcome below in the comments section.
I treat the bible as some kind of storybook fiction, nothing more than that. No divine truth is in the bible. It is all false!
Inappropriate does not even cover it, but faced with the situation where he asked me direct, I did not have the heart to say no. It is his mother’s funeral after all and in my own way, I suppose I have done it out of respect for my aunty and uncle. They have never discriminated against me for my atheism.
I do find it some what comical that on the podium in “god’s house” there is going to be an atheist reading from his own “holy” book. I know better ways that this book could serve humanity but I will leave that to write about for some other time!
I wonder if I could use that time to do some de-converting of my own! Hear me brothers and sisters, walk to the light created by Science, common sense, logic and reason!! What are your suggestions!?