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When you die, would you rather be buried or cremated?

  1. roxygurl464 profile image61
    roxygurl464posted 5 years ago

    When you die, would you rather be buried or cremated?

  2. menash profile image60
    menashposted 5 years ago

    Buried.....you body is the carrier of your soul and by cremating it is disgracing it

    1. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if burning you're shell is necessarily disgracing it.  The human body breaks down under the earth anyway, pretty much rots.  So, which is better?  Burning the body and leaving behind the ashes or burying it six feet under ground to rot?

    2. menash profile image60
      menashposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      With that logic I should just kill myself now, I mean eventually I will perish so.....whats the wait...your body was used as the holder of your soul, the greatest possible thing besides god himself and your say to burn it's carrier.

    3. BigSerious profile image92
      BigSeriousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The buddhists and others believe the body is merely a host. Once our soul departs, our hosts are of little consequence.

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Rather be cremated.   When you die, your soul leaves the body anyway so being buried is a waste of time and space so it is better to be cremated.

    1. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, it seems like a waste of space to me as well.  Not to mention the fact that we bury any disease the body may have inhibited, which will make its way into the soil eventually.

  4. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    Stick me in the oven, please, and turn up the heat.

    I would prefer that people remember me when I was alive, and not lying in a casket full of embalming fluid.

    The body is your tangible essence and once you die, you're done with it. It doesn't matter how it is disposed of. The soul is your intangible essence and lives on after death.

    1. menash profile image60
      menashposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your body, when your alive is nothing besides a carrier, the soul is the one running your body and making you, You

    2. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.  I hate funerals for that exact reason.  I like to remember people by the good times we shared, not lying in a box stiff.

  5. robhampton profile image96
    robhamptonposted 5 years ago

    gmwilliams is right. After you die, your body is simply just a carcus at that point. They can bury me, cremate, or feed me to wild animals, wouldn't matter to me.

    1. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      At least being eaten by an animal would mean your body, in a sense, would live on through the animal.

  6. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Buried for me. Cremated seems as if you wouldn't have existed.

    1. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting way of looking at it.  Thanks for the response.

  7. Amanda Gee profile image61
    Amanda Geeposted 5 years ago

    Being a rather unusual person, I want to be mummified. I know it's way out of date, but it's something that I wish done.

    1. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, is that even legal these days?  And then what would you want done with your mummified body?

    2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amanda, let me guess. "Return of the Mummy" with Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz is your favorite movie.

  8. BigSerious profile image92
    BigSeriousposted 5 years ago

    Cremated, or my body donated to science.

  9. ChristyWrites profile image83
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    I would like to be cremated. I would like my family and friends to be able to visit me, whether my ashes are spread out somewhere or kept in an urn in a special location. I am more interested in how others will remember me than the form my body takes after I am deceased.

  10. Kramar profile image74
    Kramarposted 5 years ago

    My wife and i went so far as to buy a couple of slots for our cremation urns. They are all set up and even have our names on them. We go to visit our final resting spots now and agin and have a drink to celebrate. Why not? We don't expect anyone else to visit our asses ... oops I mean ashes.

    1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Are you going to have someone mix up the ashes when you are both gone? It seems to me that would be almost like having supernatural sex.

    2. roxygurl464 profile image61
      roxygurl464posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, that's great!  A little depressing, but still kind of funny!

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Doesn't really make much difference to me, I'll be dead.

  12. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    I would rather be buried. However, only because before Vatican II our faith did not allow it. Since Vatican II we, Catholics can be cremated (although our ashes should not be spread). I certainly know that our spirit does indeed leave our body upon death; however, I also understand that our body is a "temple" and should not be corrupted in any form. So I am throwing caution to the wind and siding with tradition. Now on a lighter side, if I was to become a Saint and my body was cremated, there would be no way to prove it; well it would be much more difficult...

 
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