Several attendees suggested his suicide was a flaw in his philosophy. It seemed plausible to them, he would’ve lived longer and happier if he had surrendered to a higher power.
She knew it wasn’t true.
Rather: his pain was a flaw in the design delivered by evolution and not curable by prayer or things floating behind clouds. Eternal life seemed such a chore.
As she started the eulogy, she demanded no one bow their heads and announced there would be no prayer. A few stood up to leave, and she was glad to see them go.