Open call for blogs on death and dying for agnostics and atheists

June 29, 2009

Today I have started my day reading [Air-L] blogs on death and dying for agnostics and atheists and I can’t stop thinking about it.

Hi AoIRers!

My father was diagnosed 6 months ago with Stage III esophageal cancer. After one round of radiation and chemotherapy, he recently decided to enter hospice. He’s a retired psychology professor and as a social scientist he’s trying to gather as much information as possible about the process of dying from the personal perspective of an agnostic or atheist. He’s most interested in finding agnostics and atheists facing death who are blogging (or have blogged) about their experiences. I haven’t had much luck identifying blogs that fit this somewhat narrow parameter. He has set up a blog
in the hopes he can start a conversation with others in similar circumstances.

If you have any suggestions for specific websites, blogs, search terms, etc., please email me off list at


Stephanie J. Coopman, Ph.D.
Communication Studies
Advising Liaison, College of Social Sciences
Faculty in Residence, Accessible Technology Initiative
San Jose State U
San Jose, CA 95192-0112

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Reading this message and the second post entitled Good Day I have realised again the complexity around health and its relationship with moral and beliefs issues and also to what extend the Internet is embedded in everyday life and furthermore death.

I hope the spread of this message could help Stephanie and Bob.