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F@#% Your Rainbow Bridge!

Becky examines how atheists approach the death of animal companions with the help of Nathan and Kristi, but first we chuckle at offensive art and license plates.

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[I buried my] deceased pet rats under bulbs. The daffodils were amazing the next year.

Sharon from Tacoma

It really depends on the kind of bond I had with the animal. Some pets I’ve been really attached to and some I haven’t. I’ll be heartbroken when my [current pet] goes, but unless the others go suddenly, I’ll be sad but not devastated like I’ll be with her. That’s not my atheism, though. I don’t think there’s that much of a difference between atheists and theists where this is concerned. The difference is in what they want to hear – I.e. “She’s in heaven now” vs. “I know it really sucks losing a pet.” I don’t want to hear a lot of flowery nonsense. But that’s just my personality, too, being an Aspie.

Lissa from Tacoma

I am always sad, but it’s part of the life cycle. I have always had a hard time being attached to anything or anyone though. This has nothing to do with my atheism.

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Angela Engelke
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George Hrab, an Atheist Skeptic Podcasting Musician has a song, Everything Alive will Die someday.

It’s on YouTube:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6huY5hZNgWw

Wes
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I met George last year… Hung out at my friend’s house for a few hours. He did a live show for about 20 people. Wonderful dude.

That’s an amazing song. =)

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