Cremation or burial (did I spell that right)?

@teenal (970)
Ireland
December 11, 2006 7:06pm CST
When you go do you want ot be beuried or cremated. I know some religions insist on cremation but if you have a choice what will you chose and why. I prefer the thoughts of cremation myself but I would like to think there would be a grave with my name on that my family can visit to think of me as well so I dont know. I do know I find great comfort at times sitting by my dads grave and knowing that his earthly remains are there.A pot of ashes wouldnt give me that close to him feeling.
44 responses
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I would like to be cremated and scattered at various places..first being where my son is buried but other places too....LOL I always say "burn me and put me in an Etch A Sketch so the grandkids can play with me"....for some reason my husband finds no humour in that at all but my kids think its a riot LOL
@Jahnya (142)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I think that is funny and I am going to quote you on that!!!
@teenal (970)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Very good. Must remember that.
@vhenwood (1062)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I want to be burried . . . I lost my grandfather years ago and he was cremated . . . there's no where for me to go and "be" with him. His ashes were sprinkled throughout the bayou in louisiana. I want my family to be able to sit at my side, know I'm there, and be ab;e to talk, or sit, or whatever they want.
@teenal (970)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Some people find that comforting. I know I do. Maybe I'll be cremated and then buried.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
yeah, i like your idea :)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Cremation, the thought of being in a box scares me.
@gknott (936)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Me too!. haha
@design (848)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Firstly i'm an organ donor, secondly (if my body is not fit for 1st point )i have donated my body to science, here they'll cremate me(if there's any left lol),And if all that fails i'll be cremated, on the headstone thing would prefer a bench put in on of my favourite spots like on the pier,or somewhere in the wicklow gap,(somewhere with a view, not that i'll see it lol)but its a chance for people to come talk to me (if you wish) and just relax enjoy the views, surrounding country side( hoping to live for many many years yet so the view thing might change(esp here in Ireland)
@design (848)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Forgot to add. My ashes are to be scattered at sea.Family no if they stick me on the fireplace or anywhere else like that i'll come back and haunt them lol.
@Jahnya (142)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Large Graveyard - A picture of a graveyard.
My mother has chosen to be cremated. I would like to be cremated as well. My choice is based on the fact that I have a real fear of being buried alive. I watched the movie Serpent and the Rainbow at an early age. It is supposed to be based on a true story. It is about voodoo and zombies. Ever since I saw that movie I have been scared of being buried alive. I don't even like going into caves anymore because of it. I have made my wishes known to my entire family, though I do not have a will yet. I have even told them not to bury my ashes. Put them in a cement urn in the graveyard but do not put me under the ground.
@teenal (970)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Yeah but being burned alive would be just as bad, would it not??
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
burial because I don't want my body to be burned its kinda painful you know(LOL), the truth is its our tradition.
@teenal (970)
• Ireland
12 Dec 06
Seems your in a minority. Im surprised at the high response to this and the amount of people who would opt for cremation. Much higher than I thought it would be.
• United States
13 Dec 06
Blood Compact on Bohol (Philippines) - We spent a few days on Bohol.
My husband and I have discussed this more than once. Cremation is our choice, and we want our ashes placed in the same urn.
@gknott (936)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I believe in cremation, I actually believe we should all be cremated. There earth is to overpopulated now. I don't think we should waste money and space on caskets//and vaults and waste time putting these things in the ground. We should just all go back to the earth as dust as we came. Thank you
@dip_cool (411)
• India
12 Dec 06
well if you are a religious person,do what your religion tells you to do. but i would and will get cremated both according to my religion and my will.creamation is eco-friendly and also save up land while for burial you have to have a considerable amount of land occupied and that land cannot be used again.
• United States
12 Dec 06
I'd rather be cremated. Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust. If your cremated you can still have your ashes buried. And even if remains are in a pot, you can bury them, and it's still them. Eventually bones do turn to ashes, but it takes FOREVER... and personally.. I get the heeby geebies, when i think about the critters of the earth crawling all over me.. *shivers*
• United States
12 Dec 06
My personal choice is to have anything and everything someone else can use be taken off my body, then just cremate the rest. My body is just a shell of myself. I will never need it again where I'm going.
@kimwa69 (20)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Burn baby burn. I have all my plans made for my ashes. Hopefully it will be a long time before I need to put the plan in play, but loved ones are ready with the plan when needed.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
12 Dec 06
My grandparents were both cremated and then buried in the family cemetery. Since it is much cheaper than a casket, I think I will likely do the same.
@coolcager (496)
• Costa Rica
12 Dec 06
maybe cremation. and throw your ashes in the strong east wind where the sun is shining and that is your gate to heaven hehehehe.
@Vishi2max (108)
• India
12 Dec 06
cremation for sure ....although i'm not in a hurry to die ..lol
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
12 Dec 06
IT'S NOT A CRISTMAS DISCUSSION.BUT I WANT TO BE CREMATED..............BUT THERE IS A LOT OF TIME...........
• United States
12 Dec 06
I do not believe in creamation i wouldnt want to be burned its the sign of the devil to be burned.but thats my opion.i would want to be buried it may cost more but im against creamation.
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
12 Dec 06
i would vote for cremation, as it is eco-friendly and cheaper.
• Anguilla
12 Dec 06
I preper cremation but if they want to bury me no problem. If i could have cremated my baby i would have.
@jugernaut (263)
• India
12 Dec 06
i totally agree with you. i also would like to be cremated but also want a grave of my name so that my loved ones can feel my presence. my religion too believe in cremation.