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Buried: To be or not to be???

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    What is wrong with being cremated?  Why is that considered a Pagan burial, and furthermore, where did the whole concept of being buried become a Christian thing to do.  Why do Christians have to be buried?  Is it the same for Islam, and the Jews?

    I don't get it.  If your soul goes to heaven, and has already been saved by Jesus Christ, what's the harm in being cremated or donating your body to science?

    1. Polly C profile image88
      Polly Cposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it is particuarly considered a pagan burial, is it? Well, I don't know, but I do know that more people are cremated than buried (in the UK). About 70% altogether, I think. Perhaps that just indicates that not many people are religious these days, but personally I can't see what's wrong with it, each to their own, I say.

    2. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hay Intimate  How ya doin?

        I don't see anything wrong with either.
        I think it is a vanity and sanitation issue.

        And showing enough respect to the person to not watch the coyotes getting to the body.

         To me it seems more proper to be cremated than embalmed?

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Sunshine!
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        You know I was watching the Dark Ages on the History channel, and they mentioned that burning or cremation of the dead was a pagan burial ritual.  And it is.  But why?  How? When did it become illegal, by the eyes of Christian leaders, such as the Catholic Church?  And what is the big deal anyways, especially when one considers the Jesus forgiveness scenario? 

        Many people actually believe that your soul won't go up to heaven if you are cremated.  But I thought you soul went immediately up to heaven, anyways.

    3. KeithTax profile image80
      KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus said, "Let the dead bury the dead."

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    I am going to have my body cooked and then ground into catfood.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Can I feed you to my cats?  They're not ornery enough.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, I have stated in my will that I am to be fed to homeless cats only.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    http://www.loveablekitty.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/funny_pictures_general_tired_kitty.jpg

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm still in love with you, even if you intend to drug homeless kittens with your narcotic-laden remains.

      {{{kisses}}}

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Narcotics?  Moi?

        Perish the thought!

    2. Stimp profile image79
      Stimpposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So wrong on so many levels considering the cat food comment lol  but I likey, likey.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awww....that is such a cute picture!
      You posted sumthin' cute, Ron.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's a gay, socialist cat.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Only because you let it be indoctrinated.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            God made him what he is and I choose to not hate him for it.

  4. Polly C profile image88
    Polly Cposted 6 years ago

    My son studied ancient egypt a couple of years ago at school, when he was 7, and came home to tell me he was going to have me mummified when I died!!

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh that's too cute.  Clever boy you've got there.

      1. Dave Barnett profile image61
        Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My wife and I have discussed this just recently. We would prefer a traditional native american funeral, but the legal ramifications would be quite complex.

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I'm not interested burial. Why waste that type of effort on me, after I am dead? Burn and be done with it. Spread the ash somewhere, not that it matters. lol

    1. Dave Barnett profile image61
      Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, that's kind of where I was going. Sit down and wait for the Great Spirit. Trouble is, I'd get hungry and wander back to town. But bodies must be appropriately disposed of.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You actually think you'll be able to realize anything after you're dead? lol lol lol You keep believing that. lol lol lol lol lol

      2. IntimatEvolution profile image83
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Which amazes me, because people cannot be buried in burlap anymore.  No our bodies are not allow to recycle themselves naturally into the soil, but are forced to liter the planet of concrete boxes, petrified bodies and formaldehyde.  What gives?  You bring up a really great point.

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, I had a friend die a few years ago and they did just that.  Cremation, put the ashes into an old sock with weight attached, and using a fishing pole for sturgeon tossed it far out into his favorite fishing hole.

      Kind of neat little ceremony for his close friends and family.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        When I die, I do not expect anyone to be at any ceremony. There will be no ceremony. There will be the cremation and the disposal of my ashes. That's it. wink

        1. Stimp profile image79
          Stimpposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Alright, listen, Cags.  I will plan your ceremony and we'll all be there virtually....cool?  We'll eat chalupas and chocolate milk shakes after.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No Thank you Stimp. Nice offer, but still people wouldn't show up. lol lol lol No need to waste the effort. lol lol

          2. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'll come, stimp.  Wait - what's a chalupa?  Is it good?  And I want a vanilla shake, not chocolate.  Will there be dancing girls, or would that be inappropriate?

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You would need strippers, if you wanted to emulate a part of my history of experience and plenty of them. lol lol It wouldn't be an appropriate party otherwise, but however, then again, like I said, there will be no ceremony, so there will be no party after or before. lol lol

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Come on, Cags, don't be a mouldy old corpse about this.

                If we need strippers, then strippers there shall be!

                Stimp will take care of it - all you need do is lay there quietly.  If you don't want to watch, we'll close the lid - wouldn't want you to rise from the dead, so to speak, during the performance.....  tongue

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Interesting thought, but then again. Like I said. tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue

            2. Stimp profile image79
              Stimpposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Per Wikipedia:  An Americanized version of chalupas are sold in Taco Bell restaurants, filled with ground meat, steak or chicken, (bacon has also been available in limited offers) and topped with cheese, lettuce, sour cream (or Baja sauce) and salsa. This chalupa resembles an American taco inside but is wrapped with deep-fried wheat flat bread.

              And I suppose we could have dancing girls.

  6. Stimp profile image79
    Stimpposted 6 years ago

    I have cremated all of the pets who have spent their entires lives with me....with the exception of Ben.  I see nothing wrong with it.

  7. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    They are getting ready to do away with cremation now also, it uses too much energy and adds to global warming...

    They are now starting to use an alternative in some countries and even some states in the US, dissolving the body in a caustic solution then flushing the remains into the water system to be recycled....

    So when this becomes acceptable on a large scale you may be getting a cup of auntie Mabel when you turn on the tap!!

  8. Maddie Ruud profile image84
    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago

    I'm a registered organ donor.  Whatever's left after they take all the good bits: burn, baby, burn.

  9. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    My mum was buried in a wicker basket/casket in the middle of a forest. She had a Rowan tree planted on the site of her grave.  It doesn't have to be cremation to be pagan!

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's pagan?  How was that a pagan burial?

      1. profile image0
        Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well mainly because she was a pagan and had certain beliefs connected with trees.  Also, she wasn't buried on consecrated ground.  But your right, it's not the manner of the disposal of a body that makes it pagan but the beliefs that go with it.

 
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