Here is why I ask. Through out the "dark ages" and the early years of the Christian Church through Europe it was still common for "Pagan" civilizations to hold funeral pyres and burn the bodies of the recent dead. This however was seen as a sinful practice and became punishable by death in many countries because it was an un-Christian practice. Constantine even ordered the deaths of 4500 Druids simply for being present at a cremation.
My question mostly is how is Cremation seen in Christian religions today? I understand that these things happened HUNDREDS of years ago and things have changed. But Religion tends to take a bit longer to evolve than civilizations do. So I'm curious what is seen as okay and what isn't. My uncle just passed and when I said I didn't want a funeral for my self my family FLIPPED because you HAVE to have a funeral burial or God won't take you (they are catholic), so, what is okay? What isn't??
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DH and I want to be cremated and turned into diamonds. I do NOT want any kind of viewing of my dead body. That's just not an image of me that I want friends and family to remember.
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