When you die, would you rather be buried or cremated?
Buried.....you body is the carrier of your soul and by cremating it is disgracing it
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?
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.
The buddhists and others believe the body is merely a host. Once our soul departs, our hosts are of little consequence.
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.
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.
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.
Your body, when your alive is nothing besides a carrier, the soul is the one running your body and making you, You
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.
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.
At least being eaten by an animal would mean your body, in a sense, would live on through the animal.
Buried for me. Cremated seems as if you wouldn't have existed.
Interesting way of looking at it. Thanks for the response.
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 I know it's way out of date, but it's something that I wish done.
Wow, is that even legal these days? And then what would you want done with your mummified body?
Amanda, let me guess. "Return of the Mummy" with Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz is your favorite movie.
Cremated, or my body donated to science.
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.
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.
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.
Haha, that's great! A little depressing, but still kind of funny!
Doesn't really make much difference to me, I'll be dead.
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...
by Juliette Kando F I Chor 10 years ago
I just read somewhere that the tiniest, until now undiscovered connections in the brain might cause near death experiences, meaning you could acually still be alive, (your hair and nails are still growing) when pronounced dead. In view of this I would not like to be cremated but rather experience...
by Sara Tonyn 10 years ago
I'm curious as to what people prefer to have done with their bodies after they die.I'd guess that burial is still widely preferred by most people but I think cremation is gathering steam. (No pun intended!) (That's a lie; it was intended!)Also, I know cremation has been forbidden by some religions...
by Hokey 13 years ago
My Brother wanted to be cremated because he always d bugs. So that is what we did. How about you? For me I want to buy a piece of land and be buried there. No coffin. I would like a weeping willow tree planted on me so people could come and enjoy the shade.
by mintinfo 10 years ago
Pet lovers, would you ever consider being buried with your pet after you die?Apparently it is the new trend for those who wish to be reunited with their furry four legged companions
by Alosea 12 years ago
Would you rather be buried or burned?
by Sandra Greaney 11 years ago
Have you made any plans for what will happen to your body when you die?Do you think you will be cremated, buried or will you give your body to science for research.
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