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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Salty, Jun 10, 2022.

  1. Salty

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    In a way it is closer to Hebrew burials (usually above ground, body decomposing until only bones are left for a "second burial) and how Orthodox Jews bury today (not above ground, but in such a way as to decompose quickly).

    I'm still going to be stuffed.
     
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    A little weird, but I don't see any problem with it. Once we are dead, what difference does it make whether our remains are buried, cremated, or whatever? As far as I'm concerned, however my loved ones wish to dispose of my remains is entirely up to them. Funerals are for those we leave behind, after all. Just hope this doesn't turn into a "Soylent Green" solution for food (if you remember the 1973 Charlton Heston movie). Now THAT would be disgusting.
     
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    Same here. No problem with me. We will have new bodies so why concern ourselves with the old? This is actually better than cremation if it is cheaper. I like the idea of my physical body - something totally useless for me at that point - being used to give something useful to others.

    Some people are strangely squeamish about this. When we were in Nicaragua we used to visit this old, shady cemetery. Along with the beautiful carvings and interesting descriptions there were delicious mangoes on the ground. Everywhere. Unpicked - because they clearly come from all those dead people nearby!

    We left with a whole bagful.
     
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    How different is this from the days of no embalming and pine caskets that decomposed over time?
     
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    Not much, I imagine.
     
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    Lets change gears a bit
    Would you consider donating your body for science?

    There are two ways to donate you body to science
    1) for medical students to study your body under strict medical conditions
    2) for forensic study - outside - under many weather and other conditions
    Down on the Body Farm
    Down on the Body Farm: The Forensics of Decaying Corpses
     
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    What's wrong with cremation? Of all the things Dems do that bother me, this is low on the list. They full of crap anyway, so they should make good fertilizer.
     
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    It really doesn’t matter one whit to the deceased. Respect for the body is a most basic need for the grieving. If there is no one grieving, it is a sad reflection of loss to humanity itself, such as using aborted babies as a commodity. How freaking sad is that? Think about the life that He created being snuffed before it’s first breath or smile. How could anyone even ask forgiveness for such a deed? The baby will be just fine, not so sure about those who facilitated it’s mortal death. I had a near death experience as a child, & I viewed my body as a whatever, I was still fine, happy, & myself. I just didn’t want to see my family so concerned & suffering. I always view that experience as a special gift I was given. There are many blessings given every day, we just need to recognize them, share them, & thank Him. Every day that we still breath.
     
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    Wingman - excellent post - I have always said that a funeral is for the living - not for the deceased. And yes -the survivors need a time of grieving - and as Christians, we should be there for our friends who have just lost a loved one.
     
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    If I remember correctly, some cemeteries have a "Memory Garden" filled with flowering plants, roses and such, and a memorial plaque at the entrance with the names of those "buried" there. They "sprinkle" the cremated remains over the plants.
     
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    When I was a boy, I used to bury the "fish offal" (the by product of Dad cleaning the fish he caught) next to our rose bushes, my mom said it made good fertilizer.
     
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    I can appreciate this. It depends on just who is left behind. In my case (both parents passed away and my brother and sister not that close) either cremation or the Miracle-gro route is just fine.
     
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    What do you think they will charge for a bag of Asterisk?
     
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    Jon is still going to be stuffed... But I heard one about a woman who free loading husband never worked a day in his life and when he died, she cremated him and put him in a hour glass, and set it on the mantle, so she could turn it over every hour and say "NOW WORK YOU BUM"!:D... And on the positive side you wouldn't not have to drive to the cemetery to visit your loved on, you could just go to your garden in the backyard... Brother Glen:)

    Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
     
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    OK.....I'll be stuffed holding a duster in my left hand and the TV remote in my right.
     
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    Jon!!!... You are stuffing yourself right now to be stuffed... Don't you know gluttony is a sin?... Brother Glen:Biggrin
     
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