No need to pity or be con­cerned for athe­ists

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, I was some­what sur­prised at the let­ter from Don­ald J Mor­ri­son last week regarding hu­man­ist fu­ner­als. Surely the clue was in the name – hu­man­ist, not church, ser­vice.

I re­spect the wishes of any­one of faith who wants the com­fort of a reli­gious ser­vice, but for those of us who do not believe in a God or af­ter­life, it would be sheer hypocrisy. It is surely bet­ter to have a trib­ute to the de­ceased through memories, words and po­ems.

I thank him for his pity and con­cern, but re­ally it is not nec­es­sary. Moira Hay­wood, Bar­cal­dine.

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