This is not a morbid thread, yesterday I passed a cemetery on the way home from work, as I do everyday, and I thought I wonder what other atheists think about burial and cemeteries in general.
After a few minutes thought I came up with my best feeling on the matter. Although I don’t believe in any form of life after death I think that knowing where your relatives remains are can be comforting for the bereaved. They can also be places for quiet contemplation such as remembering the good times that were shared with that person.
Although I’m not religious I do like religious architecture, churches, cathedrals etc and as a result of this probably enjoy the slightly Gothic character of a lot of old cemeteries in the UK, although I must stress that i don’t generally go into graveyards except for funerals.
Not sure what I want done with my own mortal remains, don’t really care that much as I won’t be around to worry about it, although I suspect that soem form of ceremony will take place for my friends and family.
Anyone else got an opinion on this or is it just me?