This man is still my hero.
Sci-fi guru Clarke to have secular funeral – CNN.com
Even in death Arthur C. Clarke would not compromise his vision.
The famed science fiction writer, who once denigrated religion as “a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species,” left written instructions that his funeral be completely secular, according to his aides.
“Absolutely no religious rites of any kind, relating to any religious faith, should be associated with my funeral,” he wrote.
Clarke died early Wednesday at age 90 and was to be buried in a private funeral this weekend in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.