No need to pity or be concerned for atheists
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.