Infidels like to play atheist. Play the moral relativist. They talk tough in the face of death–as long as death remains a vague abstraction.
Like Harvey, atheism is their invisible 6'3.5" rabbit. A marvelous make-believe playmate. And as long as you play along with their special friend, then all is well.
It’s fun to play atheist as long as you don’t treat it for real. For instance, never preach an atheistic eulogy at an atheistic funeral. That would hurt the feelings of the survivors.
Atheism isn’t something an atheist thinks you should talk about at a wake or morgue or funeral. To honestly state what mortality means in atheistic terms is something deeply offensive to the average atheist. Instead, you’re supposed to wink and nod at Harvey the Rabbit.