The only time I go to church anymore is for weddings and funerals. Sadly, I had to attend a funeral today, and sat through a Catholic mass. The church was beautiful, and very restful to sit in. I liked the music, especially the pipe organ, and a song they sang that sounded like “Danny Boy.” But being an atheist, it was very uncomfortable to listen to the words they preached.
The priest gave a loving sermon, except that the message sounded crazy to me. The resurrection and everlasting life was mentioned over and over again, almost hammered into the audience, until I felt that Christianity is a cult based on the fear of death. I can understanding people fearing oblivion, I can understand people wanting to see their loved ones again, I just can’t believe in an afterlife.
Atheism has taught me to accept death, and the…
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