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Have you decided what you want when the time comes - burial or cremation?
I'm leaving that decision up to my loved ones and what they'd prefer. They are the ones who will have to bury me and grieve; so whatever helps them best in that process.
That's easy then...and as you said whatever helps them best...having worked in funeral industry I saw some arguments in families who differed in their preferences for a deceased parent and it got nasty!
That's a good point. I could consider at least asking them separately to see if there will likely be a difference of opinion, and then see if I should be the one who decides.
I've never really thought so wouldn't bother either way about it, though my mother says she will haunt me if she isn't buried!
I'd choose cremation, it seems preferable to spending years decomposing. Of course, I wouldn't be around to experience either, but cremation just seems better.
I could care less. When one dies, their soul leaves their body. The physical body is just a carcus at that point.
cremation 100%. i think it's selfish to take up room when you die . also i find it kind of strange that people who believe in god or that they have a soul would want to be buried. if your soul goes to heaven or whatever, why the heck is your body buried?
Exactly! I believe in God and Heaven, so I wouldn't care if they fed my carcus to wild animals.
exact opposite for me. i believe when i'm dead it's over so why take up space .
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