I'm not at liberty to speak for anyone else.... but as a general rule, I can take a guess. I would say that if there was confusion, some may think the statement, "Burn in that place that sounds like hill," will make some people leery. Other beliefs may be, your body needs to be in tact to get to the other side. Others may want to be next to their husbands/wives, family members while they are dead. Those are some of my guesses on how others "May" feel. I have not struggled w/this. I don't want to take up any more space. I'm donating my body to science and help as many others as I can even after I'm dead. Then, they will cremate me and I will swim with the dolphins. My ashes are going to sea.
It's not for me. I see no purpose in paying thousands of dollars to have my useless shell pumped full of chemicals and left to slowly putrefy in a box, forcing my loved ones to visit my gravesite out of obligation and feel guilty.
Organ donation then cremation. Though I feel sorry for any poor sap that gets my corneas- have fun with the astigmatism.
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Well, I can remember when many of my relatives died, and frankly, I just needed a place to go to to grieve, that's why I wanted them buried (they did too, of course). When I think about it now, I could have had mom cremated but still buried next to my dad. I wouldn't HAVE to have her in an urn or whatever... As far as a whole body when we get to the other side: If we're buried, our body eventually disintegrates, so it wouldn't be whole anyway. I think God can find each of us, no matter where we are (or in how many pieces)... I agree with organ donation - definitely! Then burial. (Most organs can be removed and still leave the body intact enough for viewing, according to the organ-donation people...
Due to the various belief one have in respects to the dead - makes the decision a very challenging one. However, the Bible clearly states that the dead is unconscious and unaware of anything that is going on......Read Eccl 9:5 -"For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten."
Some tend to believe that when one is cremated they will feel pain as if burning - but the scriptures does not state that.....Eccl 9:10 -"All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She?ol, the place to which you are going."
So, if one tend to believe that one is aware of life after they are dead - will probably struggle with which method of burial will suit them. However, we are told - that the "dead is dead." according to the scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16).