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?




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


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

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

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



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

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


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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