Asked by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on May. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Cost is probably a factor. I know that some people just hate the idea of their body being eaten by bugs (I've had a family member that was like this). Some families just opt for a family plot at a cemetery and even if they are cremated they can still have a headstone there. I kind of like the idea of having my ashes scattered in a beautiful place that means a lot to me.
Also, I don't know how big this business has hit yet, but there are companies that can make your remains (ashes) into lab created gems to use in jewelry. I am not exactly sure how I feel about that though. They are really pretty, but for some reason it seems a little morbid to me.
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Answer by mizkaye at 12:13 PM on May. 15, 2009
Cost is one factor. Some people do not want their relatives to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on a casket and other stuff that is just going into a hole in the ground. Other people think of the earth and have decided that instead of a hunk of meat (their dead body) going into a big vault and going into the ground to take up space they would be better off following the "ashes to ashes, dust to dust" principle and have the ashes of this body scattered in a place that they loved during their lifetime. Most religions, including Christianity believe that upon resurrection or reincarnation or whatever afterlife, if any, awaits, the deceased person gets a new body, so other than sanitation reasons, cremation makes more sense than burial, to me.
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