Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cremation or Burial?

Upon your death, would you like to be cremated or buried?

And do you have a theological/cultural/practical reason for your answer?

My wife and I are on opposite sides of the coin, and we joke that whoever dies first loses, because then the other will have their way.

6 comments:

The Dan Ward said...

I got nuthin'.

It's one of those things I just haven't thought much about...

Mayoliv said...

I'm all for Cremation. Your body just slowly decomposes in it's grave and uses up more land where you could have a park or trees could be planted.

revolution said...

Ah, but see, where I come from, cemetaries are beautiful places to walk and reflect. Some of my favorite places to go, in Michigan, were cemetaries. Not for any morbid reason, but because the landscape and scenery were great.

Steven Mullins said...

We actually discussed this with our group this week and collectively decided cremation is the way to go. It's cheaper, easier to plan a ceremony for and frees up all kinds of options for creative disposal. Plus it makes for an awesome display of God's power when He calls us home. Burn me up baby!

Albert said...

Burn baby bur and then bury your remains in a cemetery. This way, people can enjoy the scenery.

Candlelight Girl said...

From a practical and financial standpoint, cremation seems the way to go but I haven't chosen one over the other yet. Like you Lew, I find the old cemeteries to be very peaceful and love to wander through them. If we opt for cremation over burial, do you think the land "saved" would become a park? I seriously doubt it with the urbanization that is going on. So, choosing burial over cremation may actually help to preserve the land as a park setting... at least for the "creepy "ones like you and I. Then again, I may opt to have my remains placed in the ocean as part of the Neptune Memorial Reef.

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