I was thinking of this the other day …
One of the things I dread is finding myself in a vulnerable situation, like being in a coma or simply lingering along waiting to die, and having people surround me and start praying.
DO NOT PRAY OUT LOUD! It is rude. It is insulting. It is vulgar. It is an utter waste.
If you just can’t resist the urge to be superstitious and ignorant, go outside and do it in your own space and time. Don’t hang around my bedside pretending to be all fucking pious as if your god actually exists and actually gives a fiddler’s flying fuck about YOU or me or anyone else. The god you believe in does not exist except in the shadows of your own mind.
Yes it really is rude to pray out loud in front of someone who places absolutely no value (indeed, I place a negative value) on your silly incantations and spells. If I am the one dying, you have nothing to say or do about it, and definitely no right to inject your gobble-de-gook into the event of my passing.
And yes, it is an insult to me, as if my principles and values are null and void to you, and can thus be overruled by your fucking goddamn superstition.