Cremation is the best option

Cremation is the best option
Having a loved one pass away is not easy, and I believe it is even more difficult to go through the burial and trying to come to terms with the fact that your relative/spouse/sibling is now beneath the ground. I am well aware that due to various beliefs burial is expected but I truly feel that cremation can be so much better for the mourners. Placing the ashes of your loved one in a cremation urn which will be treasured in your home to a certain extent makes it a bit easier to deal with the hard situation. One may choose from many types of cremation urns nowadays, made from different materials such as ceramic, stone, and wood, and in a myriad of designs. Custom made urns are also made. On the other hand if one is buried in a cemetery the relatives might not be able to go to visit the grave often. Besides when considering the lack of space in many countries, cremation could well help in resolving this problem too. What are your thoughts on cremation?

Agree

kgord

Cremation

Cremation is the best option I think because you are not taking up valuable property with your body and casket. You instead have a simple urn or a marker. I don't think I would want my ashes in an urn scattered over a body of water would be better.
Posted by kgord on 01-05-2018
ColdFlameChris

Agree

I like the idea of cremation because it will lessen the space that you need to store them and you can easily move them to anywhere you like. I do like the idea in South Korea where their cemetery is just like a small compartment which is really practical rather than having a certain amount of land to bury your loved ones. I also like the idea of instead of a tombstone, why don't they just plant a tree.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-17-2018
NickJ

I agree

When I die I've already left orders for my body to be cremated. I prefer that method of disposal rather than being buried.
Posted by NickJ on 01-13-2018
Digicashceo

That's my final wish

Both of my parents were buried. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, my brother and son. I'm 45 and I just can't see myself rotting in the cold earth. Some say Christians should not be cremated. But the Bible doesn't prohibit or promote the practice. With me it's a preference and already in place.
Posted by Digicashceo on 01-05-2018
NickJ
Interesting. I've never heard anyone say that Christian religion forbids cremation...And I;m a person who comes from a family deeply rooted in Christian faith. Myself excluded.

Disagree

muaaz.93

Urn can't bring it back

If you really love the one who has left this world. You should probably pray for their well being in the world after. Lamenting for a deceased for years is no solution to the sadness that you feel inside. Your relative would feel great only if you would pray for him because they are waiting for a good deed from you that they can share upon. Their time to do is over and you can pave a path for them to get virtues from your actions.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 01-11-2018
foxchannel

I am totally against cremation

The only time I agree with cremation is if there has a contagious disease outbreak. The bodies have to burned for the sake of the living. Otherwise I can't stand the thought burning the physical remains of my loved ones.

No. No. I can't do it! Their body will be laid to rest. Like they're sleeping.

Besides I have always had a problem with an urn being broken. Somebody could knock it over, it breaks and all the ashes spill out. Then what do I do? Sweep up my mom or dad like they're dirt! NO!

The thought of it is just horrible to me! They're going to the dust anyway. No point turning them into ashes using fire. I am not trying to offend anybody but I am totally against cremation.

Posted by foxchannel on 02-01-2018
hardward

Might seem a little gruesome

I am not against cremation or burial and I think the ultimately the choice should be left to the deceased. It is their body and they should choose what they do with it. That being said, I personally believe that the best thing you an do with you body after death is donate it. There are plenty of schools and other facilities that can benefit greatly from your body, and of course your organs can be of use as well. This method might be slightly harder on the mourners, but I truly believe that this is the best thing that you can do with your body after you die.
Posted by hardward on 01-09-2018

Comments

vinaya
I don't know whether cremation is the best option or not, however, I belong to a culture where cremation is mandatory. People claim that by burning bodies through electricity, you save the environment. If you burry, you will create a concrete jungle and one day there will be no place to burry. However, in my culture cremetion is done by using firewood. When you use firewood you are doing environmental damages.
Posted by vinaya on 01-05-2018
chatbox
I really can't say if cremation is the best option. My dad was cremated not out of choice but of necessity. He died in another country which has strict entry requirements and we had to wait for a relative living in that country to bring his remains home. His ashes were placed in an urn and brought home about 8 months after his death. We still opted to bury his ashes in a burial plot. We can't just throw the ashes away. We also didn't feel like the urn will be safe if we keep it in our homes. We do travel and so many things can happen when we're away. We also felt that he deserved to be buried in a place where we and other relatives can visit. We also moved our mom's remains to the same burial plot and their remains are finally together. I prefer the traditional body burial on a plot when it's my turn to leave the world. People say that they don't want their body to rot on the soil. Well, I don't want my body to be burned and my bones to be crushed and pulverized during cremation either. I don't care if someone visits the grave or not. Someday, all members of my family will die too and that is too be expected. I've seen lonely graves in the cemetery but who cares? It's the land of the dead anyway.
Posted by chatbox on 01-06-2018
vinaya
In our country, we have different death rites. However, cremation is more popular. Burning by firewood is more common practice here. When you use firewood, you are doing damages to the environment. I think electrical cremation is the best option because there will be no environmental damages. Burial will create a concrete jungle because people build monuments over the burial site.
Posted by vinaya on 03-18-2018
Corzhens
When I was young, I never imagined that cremation will be in fashion. It became popular in our country a decade before the new millennium. I think cremation is now the majority’s choice over interment. In fact, we have bought a unit in a columbarium that will hold our ashes when we die. And to think that my mother is bedridden and maybe just counting weeks or months, my siblings and I have all agreed that my mother would be cremated and the ashes to be deposited in our unit in the columbarium.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-06-2018
gata montes
To be fair - although I personally would choose cremation - its impossible to say which is the better option in general terms - for the simple reason that - there is no one size fits all answer here - as apart from the decision of whether someone's remains are buried, cremated or left to science being very much down to each individuals personal choice/wishes - it can also be dictated by the laws of the country too.

For example - burials are not very common where I live - as with graves being in such short supply that they are not just extremely expensive but are generally only leased for between 5 to 10 years and the cost of the other alternative - being embalmed and laid to rest in a family crypt - is way out of reach for most - cremation ( unless legally specified otherwise ) is the norm now - with the ashes then being kept in a small crypt - rather than in the family home - as doing the latter - apart from being forbidden by the church - is actually illegal.
Posted by gata montes on 01-07-2018
babyright
Cremation is not a bad idea to bury your loved ones but it seems it is not found in the Bible where God approved cremation so it is still better to continue to bury your loved ones under the earth.
Posted by babyright on 01-07-2018
Scarlet
The bible doesn't agree with cremation and I live in a country which the traditional way of burying is still widely practiced. It's true that cremation saves time and money unlike the traditional burying into the graveyard.
Posted by Scarlet on 01-08-2018
MomoStarr16
How did you say that the bible did not agree with cremation? I am not sure but likes it is not said in the bible. But well, if it is, can I know where it is? And you are right about saving money about cremation.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-12-2018
lovely
I want to believe that cremation is a choice and it should be decided by family members if it is suitable for them. Custom of a people should also play an important role in deciding if cremation or going through burial rites is the best choice. My take is that cremation is cheaper and does not seem a bad option considering the high cost of going through burial rites which most times get family's heavily indepted at end of the burial exercise.
Posted by lovely on 01-08-2018
Anonymous
As far as i know once our creator came back to life we will still be needing our body as our vessel and if we turn our love ones dead body to ash then they will not be able to come back.
Posted by Anonymous on 01-08-2018
JMS
Years ago I had a friend who worked at the local crematorium. His job was to sweep up after the bodies had been burned. He explained that cremation is not what we really think it is so it put me off it and I would rather be buried. His job was to sweep up the remains left over after the burning. When a body is burned, it has to reach a very high temperature and is expensive. Crematoriums can burn up to six bodies at a time. They normally wait until they can fill up the shelves before turning the furnace on. The crematorium near me would do their burning once a week and the smoke was thick, black and looked greasy. So as the ash is all swept up together, the ash you think is your great grandma, is actually grandmas leg, the lady around the corner's arm mixed in with someone else's head and foot. If we are buried, we go back into the ground from whence we came.
Posted by JMS on 01-11-2018
tiffiecute
I'm better off with cremation even it will cost me a fortune. I dwell a lot to take care of my skin, and so I don't worms and rats eat my flesh when I die. That's the simple rationale why I don't want to be burried. From ash we came, and so to ash we will return.
Posted by tiffiecute on 01-12-2018
cess_08
I like the idea of cremation. It's less tradition, and more personal. I want my family to prefer to celebrate in a unique and personal way. I want my ashes to be scattered at the sea perhaps.
Posted by cess_08 on 02-11-2018
Denis_P
This is obviously going to depend on the religion you follow, and how closely you follow it. My grandfather is a very devote Christian, and he personally believes that cremating your remains is an awful sin in the eyes of the Lord and is a guaranteed way to get your soul sent to Hell. My mother, on the other hand, is Christian as well, however she is more lenient and actually stated she'd rather have her remains cremated. Personally, I'm a Buddhist so it is naturally in my belief to be cremated, but I also just feel it is the more logical decision in terms of usage of space and practicality.
Posted by Denis_P on 02-20-2018
MomoStarr16
It really depends upon the family if they wanted to cremate a dead family member. Or if the one that died tell them before he died that he wanted to go for cremation. For me it is okay but it feels like creepy when you think that you and your body will burn down to dust.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 03-12-2018
ion
It's alright for me. Cremation is needed right now, because it's doesn't need more space. In our over populated earth, well specially in our country some of the cemetery become squatter area. That's because of lack of space to build their house. I think the only problem about that is the religion. they are rely too much in their religion.
Posted by ion on 03-15-2018
junrose123
Honestly I am really confused on the cremation if it is really a good choice because our forefathers before practiced the burial method for every family members who died for some reasons. As doing some research I find it to be more appropriate because you can really save a lot from it. But because of the tradition that we had before I just don't know if cremation would be applicable to us because i never heard any members of my family who got cramated when they die.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-08-2018
Barida
In as much as I can't say that cremation is the best form of keeping memories of the loved ones that we've lost, I would as well say that it is better we take the time to show respect to the way that the ones that are mourning the lost person chose to do it. There are those that will prefer to bury the person and feel that it is the best thing to do while there are others that don't feel that way and we have to respect that as well.
Posted by Barida on 04-08-2018
junrose123
Yes I agree that it is on the preferred choice of a certain person if what would be the best thing to do to his/her body when it reaches to some point that it will instantly vanish. I think it is not bad to give the respect and decision to a certain person since it is his/her life. Cremation is now being known all over the world and I will not be totally shocked if one of my countrymen would choose that way of taking his/her body.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-10-2018
jaymish
Saddest topic ever! I don't think anyone would like to talk about this, but we can't avoid it.I think cremation is too final. It's only benefits are that it is better for the environment but apart from that I can't see any positives at all. You also need to think about your loved ones. How do they feel knowing that your body has been destroyed even though technically you're not in it? I think this is too final for anyone's comprehension. I think people should be buried, if need be don't put a headstone on the burial spot. I think that's how it was done in the olden days, that's why the earth is not overflowing with tombstones.
Posted by jaymish on 04-11-2018
junrose123
I think cremation is now accepted worldwide and many people are now really doing this type of keeping of memories of their love ones. Sometimes some people requested that if they die their remains should be cremated while others just do what their tradition dictates which is the burring of the body by the deceased. I think it is on the certain individual on what would be his/her preferred choice as long as he/she enjoys and accept it then I don't see any problems with it.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-12-2018
hermessantos
For Spiritism, the process of disincarnation is a passage in the successive cycles of reincarnations, and prayers can aid the spirit in this process, which has its duration and degree of disturbance variable. Each religion presents its vision of death, and Spiritism follows the elements of the ecumenical Christian tradition that permeate our Latin American Brazilian culture.

All that is done, whether a specific burial or the celebration of a seventh-day mass, will always be part of the cultural tradition of the people, since there is no dogma related to specific rituals and subsequent manifestations as to burial. Considering that the Spirit may still be close to the body, and may even, depending on its level of clarification, accompany its burial, it is enough to respect the corpse.

Such a position is universally adopted by all societies, since all of them have it in the form of respect for the body of the deceased, which is enough for Spiritism. But if this level is very limited, it can cause disruption to the spirit by watching its own burial. In this way, all possible respect for the corpse is always positive, and the prayers of relatives or friends or anonymous who vibrate for their well-being, can help in this imbalance.
Posted by hermessantos on 04-17-2018
junrose123
I think the world now is really changing, before burial was the most commonly used as a way of saying goodbye to our love ones but now it is already changing since we can now choose the cremation method if we like it. We are now really living in a freedom world where everything can be done according to our own will. We can now enjoy the privileged to choose on certain ways if we died on this earth which is really fantastic and amazing.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-21-2018
Corzhens
Just to add, we got the ashes of my husband’s parents that were deposited in an obscure cemetery. It was just an accident that my husband went to a wake of friend’s relative and discovered the ashes of his parent in the columbarium of that cemetery. The process was not simple but we exerted effort to get the 2 urns and have it deposited in a decent columbarium. Now we are at peace that we have done something good for the ashes of my parents-in-law.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-23-2018
aecel
I'm not against with cremation but I prefer burying my body into the ground. It's actually true that cremation is a trend now and very much cheaper compared to be buried in the cemetery. So it depends on the budget but most importantly it depends on the wishes of the dying person if cremation or burial.
Posted by aecel on 05-06-2018
ballyhara
Honestly, I don't want my family to be there going every weekend, putting flowers on a thumb, full of human rests, and crying on top of it over and over. So, I've been very clear since long ago, that I really appreciate if they just do cremation with what's left of me. That decision is very personal, and I don't really think church has the right to decide over it, since they have been taking decisions over all of us for centuries. So, at least on my final days, I have the right to choose what to do with the rest of myself, and cremation seems the best option so far.
Posted by ballyhara on 07-01-2018
fishbate
In my opinion it depends on the last will of the deceased, if she/he wants to be cremated i think we should respect the decision. We are men of beliefs and religion, any decision being made by an individual must be followed and respected.
Posted by fishbate on 07-05-2018