I’ve been an atheist for a long time, but it’s nice to have the service of contacting the Library of Congress—Appreciate that. My mom’s dead, so by definition of atheism, you can’t notify her, but you’re welcome to let my dad know. (I’ve told him, but the reminder won’t hurt.)
Christians tell me that Jesus exists because he’s in the Bible. I say that the Bible’s a book, and there’s books about Batman, but that doesn’t make him real.
By the same token, a woman once asked me,”If there’s no God, then who was Jesus?” My response: “Who’s Superman? He’s a fictional character!” Love the site. Thanks.
Information on what happens if your mother is deceased has been added to the FAQ.