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what does your church say about cremation?

I read a question saying cremation wasn't allowed but I know our church allows cremation.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I had no idea that some Christian (or the like) churches would not allow cremation. I'm very interested in others replies.
    I am Pagan. And when I die i would like to be cremated.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 10:41 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I had no idea either. I am Catholic and I know it is allowed. I am not sure I beleive that Christians cannot be cremated, but then again that is why I asked.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Nothing.

    It's a non-issue for my church. If you want to be cremated, go for it.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 10:55 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • It's a personal decision.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Are there any religions that do not approve of cremation?

    Orthodox Judaism and Islam forbid cremation. Today, all of the Christian denominations allow cremation. All other main religions are happy for their members to choose to be cremated. (The Catholic Church accepts cremation as long as it is not chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teachings.)


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Cremation is cheaper than the other way.

    Answer by countingsparows at 11:57 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Cremation is encouraged in Buddhism.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 12:11 AM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. It's the soul that goes to heaven

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

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