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Old 10-21-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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I would rather be ashes then some creepy mouldering dead body buried underground.
John Brown's body lies a'moulderin' in the grave,
His soul is marching on,
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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They can do what they want with this body I'm in. Once I'm dead it's just an empty shell. That goes with what I've said about organ donation. If they can find anything in here to help somebody, go for it. I won't need it any more.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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The question presented here is about what to do when the time comes and someone close dies, or when we ourselves die. What should be done with the body?

Cremation has become very popular. Some reasons given are that it requires less space and is better for the environment, that we are running out of cemeteries, and that it's cheaper.

Traditional burial in the ground, on the other hand, allows relatives and friends to visit the grave site. It has been done for generations and is the accepted way of disposing of the remains by some religions.

Like most things, our ideas on matters of life and death continue to change with time. What are your thoughts on this?
Cremation.

I dread the throught of rotting in a box for eternity. They can do what they did with my stepmom in February... cremation and then scatter the ashes in the ocean.

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There is a place here in Texas, where you can donate your body to just be left out in a field. A university uses it to study the forensic decomposition of undisturbed human remains left alone after death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_farm
All the more reason to be cremated... much better than rotting out in a field while some forensic insectologist is studying the maggots that are feeding on my body.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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I think I would like to be cremated. I don't really see the point of being buried underground in an expensive coffin. Just really see no point. I one time heard Katy Perry talk about being cremated and then having her ashes put into a firework. That sounds really cool.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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The question presented here is about what to do when the time comes and someone close dies, or when we ourselves die. What should be done with the body?

Cremation has become very popular. Some reasons given are that it requires less space and is better for the environment, that we are running out of cemeteries, and that it's cheaper.

Traditional burial in the ground, on the other hand, allows relatives and friends to visit the grave site. It has been done for generations and is the accepted way of disposing of the remains by some religions.

Like most things, our ideas on matters of life and death continue to change with time. What are your thoughts on this?
I want to be cremated in a cardboard box...as little money as possible to be spent...I would prefer being tossed overboard from a boat...that would even save on cremation. I think (after having paid taxes all your life) it shouldn't cost a dime to be disposed of...there should be one way that's provided free.
I think it's become as commercialized as some holidays have..it's sickening the amount of money spent disposing of bodies..a real rackett far as I'm concerned.
Better to spend it on a cheery goodbye with friends and loved ones gathered for some good memories and (in honor of the lost loved one)....FUN!!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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I want to donate my body to science. When my wife's friend died she was put in charge of his buriel because he had no family. When she found out how much a casket cost she had him buried in the cardboard box that the caskets are shipped to the funeral home in. She happened to see it when walking past an open door in the funeral home. Much less expensive.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I am satisfied with the Muslim method of burial. No Embalming, no funeral home, no casket/Coffin,no wake. Burial by volunteers from Mosque as soon after death possible. Preferably before sunset on the day of death.
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