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Old 03-22-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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lol it's easier and saves money and saves space. My dad just told me to cremate him if he dies. I say cremation is smart.

I don't believe in evolution like you, it seems, so how my body is taken car of after death is really not a big deal.

 
Old 03-22-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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I prefer to be cremated and have told my family this. I always joke that I am stating in my will that each child and my husband get their own portion of my ashes so I can be with them always. All joking aside though, I am not sure if there is any concrete reason why I want to be cremated, maybe the idea of bugs and worms eating my body grosses me out, I don't know.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: A far, far better place
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How incredibly humorous!

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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hmmm could we use burning bodies to generate electricity? I won't mind. make that light burn a little longer if ya can. Im all about making it eco friendly and efficient. not like I will be around to be concerned about it.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Why cremation?

Because they frown on it if you just dump a body in the Ocean or on a mountain top.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: A far, far better place
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hmmm could we use burning bodies to generate electricity? I won't mind. make that light burn a little longer if ya can. Im all about making it eco friendly and efficient. not like I will be around to be concerned about it.
Soylent Green, anyone?
 
Old 03-22-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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I find the whole ritual of death, and funerals, quite interesting...it is so incredibly cultural, and steeped in religious overtones. And now, the entire business of death, and the surrounding rituals is fascinating. Of course, my son is currently working on a program in Funeral Science, so he recently did a paper on this issue...He is an advocate of "pro-choice" and pre-planning of arrangements, along with the cost efficiency and knowledge everything will be taken care of...blah, blah..he is a great salesman.

I think cremation is the way to go...I don't want to be put in the ground...and dressed up in fancy clothes, pumped up with strange chemicals...gross....recently a family here did a burial at sea...the only problem was...the body washed up on the beach! Then, they got in trouble for not reporting the death, of their 90 year old Dad...
 
Old 03-25-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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According to a recent USA Today newspaper, the cremation rate in USA is rising by one percentage point every year. Cremation is far more prevalent in western states, than the east or south. It's also the norm by far, now in Europe.
Cremation is also very much the norm in many Asian countries, such as China, India and Japan, due to scarcity of land.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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lol it's easier and saves money and saves space. My dad just told me to cremate him if he dies. I say cremation is smart.

I don't believe in evolution like you, it seems, so how my body is taken car of after death is really not a big deal.
I would also say that one will be more remembered for what one does while alive than by the particular form that one's remains takes after death.
 
Old 11-30-2011, 02:17 AM
 
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great question and i never really looked at it that way, iv always opted for cremation simply cause the process seemed less gruesome than rotting away in the ground, i get that were dead and dont feel a thing but DAMN there is some nast stuff that goes on during on of that, id rather it would be quick and simply.....also there is a new process where they break your body back down using water jets i think (so back to your basic element) it is polutant free but only avaible in the states and very pricey.
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