Burial or Cremation - which is practical?

@redphile (2266)
Philippines
September 4, 2011 10:18pm CST
Since life today is difficult, would you choose to be buried or just cremation? Which is cheaper or more affordable? I think for me cremation would be better because there's no annual amortization on the land, because it is still within the home and still closer to the family. I know this discussion is kinda morbid, but I just thought about it. Your thoughts? thanks!
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@allen0187 (20610)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
hi redphile. cremation would be my choice. after my loved ones have gathered my ashes, i'd like some of it scattered at sea and some be placed in an urn at home. the rest they can include in the sunday barbeque that i usually host for family and friends so that my ashes can add extra flavor and a zing on the barbeque and burgers being served that day! yummmmyyyyy!!!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
That's good additive but the most saddest part is the ashes of your love one that you mixed with barbecue will end their jouney to the stinky smell of toilet bowl eewww.
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
That's also one thing that some people practice that they have their loved ones cremated and ashes are scattered into the sea or to some special place to the departed. But I would not want it to be included in the barbeque though. I might nor eat it if Im tghe one left behind. :)
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
I agree with you too- which is why I also want to be cremated when I die. To bad my parents were forced to buy a land- it was so expensive although it was small. Burial costs so much- it takes up space and money.
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
25 Oct 11
Yes it does take up space and money whereas a cremation would just be a one time thing or payment and no yearly mortgage for the land.
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Actually I don't like cremation, i don't want my body to be burned. But many are agree with this set up because it is less expensive and and you may still carry the ashes of your loved one. Maybe people really has different opinion with this.
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Yeah Many people really have different views regarding cremation, the loved ones dont want the bodies of their dearly departed. It really depends on the family or sometimes the one who has departed also has special requests before he or she passes on.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Both would do for me. Cremation has more pros for me but the thing that's holding me back there is torching a person. It makes me cringe when I try to imagine what's happening at that huge furnace. Also, there might be that question "are you really sure that the ashes you are holding is really your dearly departed?" What if the cremators didn't clean the furnace and it still has residue of a previously cremated person, or maybe they were taking shortcuts and cremated more than one person and somehow mixed their ashes?
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Well you do have a valid point there huh. But I guess a good crematory service would be making sure that there is a specific filter for the ashes and that their facilities should be kept clean every service. But thanks for that, good point.