Would You Like Your Body To Be Preserved After Death?

Preserve our body? - Ancient Egypt believed in life after death and has been known to preserve bodies as mummies because they believe ithat the soul needs to identify the body.
@bluewings (3857)
March 15, 2007 9:33am CST
Ancient Egypt has been famous for preserving bodies after death because they believed the dead still live on inside the tombs and it's important that the spirits identify their bodies.The word ''Mummy'' though, comes from ''Mumiyah'' which,in Arabic, means 'Body preserved by wax'. Science has now shown that a body 'Can' be preserved through embalming. My question to you is Would you like your body to be preserved? Why or why not?
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@bgerig (1259)
• United States
15 Mar 07
preserved, no. I would like my body to be used for other purposes...for scientific study...for organs to be used by other persons. I do not see any value to have a body preserved because we'll no longer be in it. so what is the purpose?
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16 Mar 07
well i dont want my body atleast to be preserved well if it is useful for someone then i woudnt mind any one preserving my body...only for some good purpose..
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Mar 07
No thank you. I prefer to become compost if possible. Don't think our bodies are worth anything really after we are done with them. I admire the ancient people that could preserve the fragile human body. We have learned some things from them that way. I don't think that we as a people have anything to teach anyone in this day and age. Except to not do what we have done.
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
Yes,we should not forget what history teaches us.It's certainly a waste if there is no afterlife.
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@graham31 (487)
15 Mar 07
No i wouldn't want my body preserved i don't see a reason for it.I want a place were my family can come and say hello have a talk or just to come and think things through.I wouldn't want my family coming to a place knowing that i was still,like me all preserved but not alive. So no thats not for me
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
That is a nice point,Graham. We have to consider our family while taking the decision.
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@hezoid (2149)
5 May 07
I don't know, i've enver really given it much thought. Maybe i'd like to just rot away in the ground, so that i end up back where i can from, or maybe i could be cremated and scattered over the seas, or yes, i could be prevserved for posterity. They all have their own appeal, but i just haven't made that decision yet!
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@bluewings (3857)
5 May 07
I know it's a difficult choice to make ,Hezoid.:-) I too find it find to make up my mind about this.Thanks!
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@Aliciay (72)
• United States
16 Mar 07
NO! I want to be creamated. The cheapest and easist way to dispose of my body. I don't need it anymore and neither does anyone else :)
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@bluewings (3857)
16 Mar 07
I see your point.Thanks for sharing it,Alicia:)
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@TDonald (1423)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Superstitious beliefs aside, trying to preserve the body is actually a violation of natural law. The energies and substances of the lifeless body are meant to be recycled.
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@bluewings (3857)
16 Mar 07
Indeed! Trying to change the course of nature can go against us.Thanks for your thoughts,Tdonald.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
I don't want my body preserved like the ancient egypt do, I think I already signed a donations that specified that anything happened to me they can have all my vital organs to use to prolonged someone's life and that for me is enought to die happily. I let my body deteriorates the way it should be. Body is only part of as being human, what I want my family to preserved is my memories. The happy days we have and all the things that I do worth remembering.
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
:-) And to preserve the memories the frame of a heart is enough.Thankyou for your endearing thoughts.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 07
Wheeww! I really didn't expect to be choosen as the best tag here lol!! It really amaze me thanks buddy!!!
@bluewings (3857)
21 Mar 07
You are welcome.:) Well, yeah,it was tough,but I liked your answer.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Even if I have the most sexiest body ever, even if I have the most fine skin on earth, even if I have all of the great features in a body that anyone would like to have, I still wouldnt want to have my body preserve. I would rather take good care of my soul to make sure it wont get burn in hell.
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@bluewings (3857)
29 Mar 07
You are so sure about it that I almost feel guilty,lol.Just kidding.
@tingvan (12)
• China
22 Mar 07
i like but it is forbidden in our country. what should i do?
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@bluewings (3857)
22 Mar 07
Oh I wasn't aware it isn't allowed in your country.Thanks for sharing,Tingvan!
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
22 Mar 07
No I plan to donate my body to science then have it cremated. I would never want my body to be dug up or unwrapped in the future. I will feel better going back to ashes.
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@bluewings (3857)
22 Mar 07
Donating for research is a worthy thought.It will benefit everyone.
• Romania
19 Mar 07
I'd like to be buried."all we are is dust in the wind"isn't it?
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@bluewings (3857)
19 Mar 07
That's where we all come from ,yes.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
19 Mar 07
no, im going to be cremated and have my ashes thrown over the ocean.
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@bluewings (3857)
19 Mar 07
I haven't thought out mine yet,but I hope I have some time.Thanks:)
@coolcatzz (1588)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
No definitely not. That creeps me out. When I'm gone I'm gone.
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@bluewings (3857)
16 Mar 07
Didn't want to give you that feeling.I can understand we shouldn't tamper with certain natural phenomenons.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
No, not really. I appreciate those natural heritages and the science and technology behind such preservation of bodies but I don't think I would want to do it. Maybe because I'm not that attached to material things more than those things which cannot be physically felt but can be appreciated just the same..
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
Those are words of wisdom.I can completely relate to that.Thankyou!:)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I would not want to be preserved. I would like to go peacefully and not be artificially rooted to the earth.
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@bluewings (3857)
16 Mar 07
Great thought,Bowlerguy! The artificial is just that and loses itself to time.
• India
16 Mar 07
i will not like to have my body preserved. i dont like the idea of some body experementing on my body some hundreds of year later. nor did i like to be included in some stories as ghost or some monster like creature..
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
16 Mar 07
well i would like my body to be preserved will provided that i will be rest in peace ... Partly because i believe i could become a vampire lol just kidding... anyway i simply wish to rest in peace when i die yea
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I dont like my body to be preserve. I believe that we are all came from ash. The good things we do will stay forever no matter they wont see us with our body! And i guess, the moer my family will see my body the more they will miss me and get hurt the fact that they cant talk to me or treat me as alive.
@NatureBoy (493)
• Singapore
16 Mar 07
My thought is why bother. I think its expensive, and if I do have so much money left, I would rather spend it to make the world a better place, not make me a better piece so that people can put me at some place.
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16 Mar 07
No, i'm not what is the reaspn for preserving it is worth also what we going to do with that, after some span of time it is going to be filty, do you like your whole body in that stage? think about it.
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