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    In my opinion, I believe God wants us to be buried (1 Corinthians 15:35-55) It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies. What are your opinion in cremation?What would you choose? Thanks in advance

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    Default Cremation seems nice enough...

    and there is a lot to be said for green burial... But here I am, just rattling on about a subject that has nothing to do with ghost towns.


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    What a great question. I don't want either. Lay my body amongst the rocks in the Dragoons and let my remains nourish whatever critters find it. Hopefully ravens and not coyotes.
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    Quite honestly, the American Indians burned their dead in quite a celebration. I have chosen cremation with explicit instructions for my family not to spend the exorbitant amounts of money that it costs for all the fancy services and burial. I don't want them grieving over a hole in the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunrise View Post
    What a great question. I don't want either. Lay my body amongst the rocks in the Dragoons and let my remains nourish whatever critters find it. Hopefully ravens and not coyotes.
    I like that, it's romantic. The old Tibetan Buddist's were real recycliers. The cut up the bodies & then broke the bones so the scavengers could easily make a thorough job of it. That would be OK with me, make danm sure I'm dead first though!

    I don't even care about the coyotes, they gotta' eat too.

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    Burn me. Scatter me from the Togo Cliffs. Have an informal party. Carry on.

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    due to rising cost of funeral..now a days..person are looking for cremation...intead of burial..

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    Bury me in my 4Runner so I may rise up and haunt all the ghosttowns.

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    I'm a Christian. A lot of Christians suspect that cremation is bad,
    BUT- it only accomplishes what normally happens after time anyway.

    Dont forget about the Christians who were martyred by being
    burned at the stake because they wouldn't deny Christ.
    God is quite capable of re-creating a body for them.
    I believe he has our "physical blueprint" on file.

    I think that our DNA is simular to a race cars computer design program.
    If you wreck a race car, the builder can create a new one from scratch
    using the same design as the first. ( but with better, faster parts )

    The builder would be insulted if you offered him the burnt twisted
    wreck of your last car as the material for the new one. He would
    say, I'm going to recreate your race car, and "you aint seen nothin yet!"
    this one is "gonna fly."

    I hope that helps,

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    My Mom and Dad chose cremation and no services. Sure made things easy, with minimal expense.
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