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S/o from the cremation thread....

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by TC2, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. TC2

    TC2 New Member

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    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'.
     
  2. standingfirminChrist

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    Bill Bass and his Body Farm have been very instrumental in helping to further the study of how people die and time spans that they have been dead.

    While it has been instrumental in assisting crime scene investigators in that field of science, I am against the burning of the bones after the study is done.

    It is clear, as I posted in the other thread, that one reason judgment was pronounced on Moab was for the burning of the bones of the king... cremation.

    It is not God's will that the body which belongs to Him, be burned.
     
  3. Not_hard_to_find

    Not_hard_to_find New Member

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    My father-in-law first donated his body for study -- he had both hips replaced, an aortic prothesis and a couple of other items he, and his doctors, felt would be helpful to medical students. His ashes were returned to the family a year later.

    My mother-in-law came to understand how helpful such donations are and followed his example. Last year we held her memorial service, this year we expect her ashes to be returned, too.

    The students and their future patients are grateful for what was learned from their caring donation.
     
  4. webdog

    webdog Active Member

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    Donating your body to science may be good if they did not cremate the body. I had no problem with cremation until I studied the pagan origination of that practice. I wish to be buried now due to this knowledge.

    http://www.triumphpro.com/cremation____pagan.htm
     
  5. TC2

    TC2 New Member

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    Thank you so much for your replies!
     
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