Had a thought, and didn't want to hijack, so here ya go! (This is NOT meant as a flame, or baiting, just curious) Those who feel that cremation should not be done, what about donating your body to medical schools and science (the body farm, TN)? When the students are done with it, the body is cremated, and sent to the family. But w/o these donations, medical study would suffer. So, does the good of the research/learning negate the forbidden of the cremation? And do you feel it is okay to bury ashes but not scatter them, or does it matter? How about the above mentioned Body Farm in TN? Not sure if the family gets the body back or not, but is this 'okay' with you personally? Myself, I'm leaning toward cremation, as I really don' want my body full of chemicals and turning into 'soap'. 50 years from now, I should be bones, not still 'mouldering in the grave'.