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View Poll Results: Cost aside, which would you prefer?
Burial 6 12.00%
Cremation 32 64.00%
I don't care 9 18.00%
Other 3 6.00%
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Old 28-07-2018, 08:49 AM
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Youd be suprised, after years of rain going through the ground eventually it gets to the body and nearly nothing will be left but brittle bones after just a couple years
Still parts of a skeleton, and possible attachment to the coffin and the place. Having people mourn at such a place could potentially also bound a spirit to that place. It's all just a big no to me..
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Old 28-07-2018, 11:00 AM
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Still parts of a skeleton, and possible attachment to the coffin and the place. Having people mourn at such a place could potentially also bound a spirit to that place. It's all just a big no to me..

A spirit can't be bound in the way you're suggesting or in any other sense UNLESS it's the strong belief of that spirit individual that leads to it. Strong, even if wholly misguided, beliefs can obscure the reality of the new world a spirit has entered after its passing.

Beliefs that have been held throughout an incarnation, maybe reinforced by religious teaching and conditioning, can be firmly embedded in the psyche of an individual. She or he may need considerable intervention and encouragement to look around in order to see her/his new environment.

Another example of the effect of strongly-held beliefs is where previous adherents to a religion or religious teachings still stick together as they would have done in this world. Their beliefs perpetuate beyond their deaths and into the etheric. Their misguided beliefs are self-reinforcing; they find what they believed they would find in the form of others who believed the same teachings. They become drawn to one another by the promises of those teachings.

In effect they have created by themselves, for themselves, the exclusive and eternal lives they believed that adherence to their religion would bring them; the prophecies were self-fulfilling.
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Old 28-07-2018, 11:15 AM
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Only true to a certain extent. Reality isn't entirely subjective. If people all want the reality they're after then no one would get aids, rabies or get hanged or tortured slowly. Beliefs are powerful to an extent but aren't the single biggest contributor to our destiny. Karma is.
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Old 28-07-2018, 12:13 PM
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Only true to a certain extent. Reality isn't entirely subjective. If people all want the reality they're after then no one would get aids, rabies or get hanged or tortured slowly. Beliefs are powerful to an extent but aren't the single biggest contributor to our destiny. Karma is.

I didn't claim beliefs were the (quote) "single biggest contributor to our destiny" anyway - I didn't even mention it. And I said nothing about reality.

I was very specific what I was referring to.
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Old 31-07-2018, 07:54 PM
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My husband died just over a week ago. He wanted to be cremated but our local crematorium won't scatter ashes any more. They bury them in a small plot. I was going to have the ashes interred next to his brother's ashes but a friend reminded me that they didn't get on very well so I changed my mind. I have asked the local steam railway if he can go in the fire on one of the locos and they have said yes. It will be absolutely fitting as he loved steam trains.
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Old 31-07-2018, 10:03 PM
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I'm sorry for your Loss having his ashes burn in the train sounds like a fitting thing to do if he loved steam trains.


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Old 06-08-2018, 09:28 AM
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I'm hindu but even if i wasn't cremation appeals to me more...
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:32 AM
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A part of me has always liked the idea of dying alone. Like deep in the wilderness, and let the body become food and compose for the soil.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:14 PM
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Cremation. The thought of being buried makes me sad.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:29 PM
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Once you have crossed over it wont matter to you what happens to your body.
your soul travels over your body is just a vesil in which to hold your soul whilst you are here


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