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Why is it a hard choice to be burried vs cremated

is it fear or what i often thought after your dead who cares i just find it scary

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I dont care what happens to me when I am dead.... Being dead takes all the relevance out of it for me.

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When I was younger, my dad went with me to get my first driving permit. They asked me if I wanted to be an organ donor, and I said yes. My dad looked at me, appalled, and made them put No. I said Dad, if I'm dead, it's not going to matter where my organs go, may as well GIVE them to someone who needs them. Seems kind of ironic he died while waiting for a new liver.
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Wow... thats the truth. That is major irony.
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Sad. But true.
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Yes... it is sad. Hindsight is 20/20 though.
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Certainly is! Are you feeling any better?
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Off and on. I am suppose to go to North Florida this weekend because my evil stepfather has decided to join the catholic church. I guess it is a last ditch effort for him to try to make it into heaven. I dont want to go... and most likely I wont.
I think he will end up spending the rest of his life in confession if he is serious about this.
How are YOU feeling?
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Not any better, that's for dang sure. It's positive that "something" is wrong. I mean, very clear to me. I'm trying to give this St John's Wort some time to start working. I've been told a month. I'm really worried I don't have "that" much time. But I'm trying to hang in there.
Sorry about your step dad. :(
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I take 5htp.... it works faster than St Johns wort. I think it works too. I have had some success with it.
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I sometimes forget to take it though. SamE is also suppose to be pretty good.
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Can you buy that OTC? How about combining them?
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I'm desperate here.
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I dont know... I would think you could get it at like a GNC or something. I buy all my stuff online. I dont think combining them would be a problem... you can check that out online too.
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I think I'm going to stick with the St John's, just because I'm now on day 3, and I already have it. I think if it doesn't work, I may have no other choice than to visit a doctor.
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Probably a good call. Might want to see the Dr anyway. I know you dont have the insurance but your health is awfully important.
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Mom's moving into her own place today, sadly this is the best news I've had all week.
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Yes... it is good news. I take it she hasnt been all that stressful in your house?
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Oddly enough she hasn't. I have snapped at her quite a bit. And really feel bad. But today I caught her lying to someone, which ticked me off. She was talking to them about her "living situation" and instead of saying she lived with me, she said she was homeless. I corrected her in a not so nice way.
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Wow. She has issues.
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I don't know what you'd call it. She lies for sympathy.
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Sounds pathological to me.
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Very well could be. Just like, before she moved in she told me she was living in her car, yet when she moved in, she was talking to me and told me she was staying with her friend. I'm pretty sure she lied about living in her car to make me feel bad. Who knows.
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Being cremated is largely a religious practice. It's also more eco friendly so a lot of tree huggers are cremated. Hope this helps :)

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me to but i rather be burried cause when they cremate u they burn u till u turn to ash and people say u burn in hell so... i rather be in the ground -__-

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on cremation yes you burn doesnt meen yur going to hell whole different apple. have you ever watched a burried alive movie? big big fear for me
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wickedpissah

Option #3: Donate your body to science!
That's what I'm going to do.

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this is a good thing except for i once heard that a cadaver was froze then sliced paper thin for student examination. this kinda grossed me out. but i know it shouldn't. but it still does. thinking if what else is part of what they can do.
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My remains are being donated to the Forensic Anthropology body farm at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, so future CSI investigators can use my corpse to learn how to solve crimes.
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I'm donating my body as well. The human body is such a magnificent work of art, I wish I even knew more about how it works. If some med student can learn anything from my body and then go and save another, that is fantastic. Besides, I will be long gone. My body has been good to me, why not somebody else? :)
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Good for you wickedpissah!
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Nice to hear this! School of medicine for me and my husband. It's nice to know there's one good deed left in me! :)
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When I told my family that I was donating my body to science, they asked me why.
So I said that even in death, my body could be a tool for learning.
My brother's response: "Yup, even in death you'll be a tool."
lol
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I like your brother! :D Great line!
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Being buried could cost $1,000+ and some don't have the money to afford it so they decide to be cremated instead.

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Mrs. Peltier - my husband's funeral cost $11,000 15 years ago. The cheapest funeral we've done in my family was my sister, but her's was still $8,000 (we used a cheapo casket, but still did all the flowers, etc.) That was 20 yrs ago. Burials are indeed expensive...
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Wow, they are more expensive then I thought. My family always chosen cremation since we know we can't afford being buried.
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It's not

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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.

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Don't you dig me no hole, that won't serve me well, I'd rather be six feet closer to the gates of heaven, than six feet closer to hell.couple lines from a blues song I'm working on.I still need one more verse.
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I'm still pondering the donation to science thing. It is a good idea.
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verse{so let the fire roar let the flames swell im on my way up lord ya never catch me standing six ft closer to hell. thanks for your comment brenda..
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blondee1111 ~ That is GOOD! :) :) I was trying to think of some verses for olpaint too! Yours is fabulous.

olpaint70~ I'd go with blondee's idea, but here's another:
Up in the sky
That's where I'll be
Up in the sky
I'm gonna fly
Not six feet under
Not when I die
Up in the sky
that's where I'll be when I die.
I would stop here, but I was trying to think of a way to use ashes, eruptions, erupt, heaven, etc. to fit into your song. Hence, the rhyme under this.

Like the ashes from Mt. St. Helens
My ashes are goin to the Heavens

Still, blondee1111's is GREAT. I'd go w/her theme and thought. Really. Good Luck!
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See what you guys can do with this, work it anyway you can. And when you let that smoke consume me, you'll be letting that smoke set me free. I'll be back later to see what you got.so far your ideas are good.
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{verse}when that smokes about me ,cant see here nor there ,i here your voice callin me..callin me its your time now son..dont be scare ..your by those gates you say..i can see ya now the smoke has cleard ....hay good luck olpaint70 id like to hear the whole thing one day.
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Thank for the help, I'll try to work it in.If I like it enough when it's done, I'll post it on comments.
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I like the idea of going up in smoke, let those atoms free.

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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...

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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).

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