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Old 05-08-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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Which one will you prefer? Do you want a funeral? I know, .... kind of a creepy question but I'm curious to see where the non-believers are on this issue.

Me- No funeral, and cremated
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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For me.....VIKING FUNERAL!!!!!!!!!! (I guess that's technically cremation.)



Why?????? Because it's just AWESOME dude.

Actually I will most likely donate my body do science. Might as well be useful. And I hate the idea of being embalmed and buried and rotting for years and years and poisoning the ground to boot (embalming fluid).
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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No funeral/memorial and definitely cremation.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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Which one will you prefer? Do you want a funeral? I know, .... kind of a creepy question but I'm curious to see where the non-believers are on this issue.

Me- No funeral, and cremated
I don't believe in cremation, but probably for not for any rational reason. I just don't think it serves the memory of the person (or pet) well, to destroy its body and DNA. I know embalming is not exactly natural, and that the body will decay, but it still seems better to me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Default No Pine Boxes!

Got to be cremation for me. I know, I know... I DO NOT believe in any afterlife, but I'm still so frickin' claustrophobic ( the genesis of which was a rather cruel childhood prank incident that my older brother played on me when I was about 8 - 10 yrs old. Ad a result, even 55 years later, there's NO WAY I'm EVER going into any constraining dark hole, even if I'm dead! You know, like a tight pine box? Yorks!

As well, especially these days when I seem to be needing such imaging all the more often, this has hindered the medical utility of MRIs, CATs, even close-fitting X-Ray machines, so that I usually have to be well druggo'd to even be be the same room. I can't even watch some sequences depicting MRIs, etc., on TV shows!

Yup: I gotz it BAD, man!

A-course, some of them are rather nicely finished..


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But still., to go git yourself dropped into a permanently dark, damp and moldy box, and then into another hole, just to rot away with dem woy-mees?

Nope. No thanks!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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My family has asked about my wishes and I tell them that I have none at all. Whatever they wind up doing, it won't be a concern of mine at that point. I won't know if they drop me at the city dump or send me off like Don Corleone. There is no way I could be pleased or offended, so I'm making it survivor option entirely.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Cremation, and I want my ashes to fertilize the peach orchard at the ranch down the road. It makes me smile to believe that someday my atoms will be in a fabulous juicy peach.
It would also be very cool if morels grew from my ashes.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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My will says "Body to be donated to medical research and the remains disposed of without religious ceremony"
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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For me.....VIKING FUNERAL!!!!!!!!!! (I guess that's technically cremation.)

Why?????? Because it's just AWESOME dude.

Actually I will most likely donate my body do science. Might as well be useful. And I hate the idea of being embalmed and buried and rotting for years and years and poisoning the ground to boot (embalming fluid).
LOL.

Cool idea.

I might get 'Mourners R Us' to come and twang me into a tree.


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Other than that, I have no idea what I want to happen to me after passing. It's not something I've spent one iota of time thinking about to be honest. I guess I'll leave it up to my nearest and dearest, after all funerals are for them really. I'll be dead so I have no idea.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Burial in a Jewish cemetery (I seldom go to shul but I strongly identify as Jewish on a cultural basis).
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