Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"CHOOSE DAY" for Tuesdays- Buried Six Feet Under or Cremation?


I hate talking about death, but there are times that it just come up in the middle of our conversation inevitably. One time, my husband told me that when he die, he want to be cremate because it is the cheapest option here in US and he want his ashes to be devide among those who want it.
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I brushed the topic away , but my husband suggested that it would be better that we talked about that in advance so that there will be no more confusion or problem when the time comes.
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I don't like the thought of being cremate, (it made me think that I will have no more body then) but I came to realized that it is better than be buried six feet under and be left there forever, whereas if cremated, you can place the ash jar in the house and be with them.
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My husband reminded me that being dead, we will not care anymore what will happen to our body. Oh, yeah. How did I forgot that being dead to body is being alive in heaven? Who cares what will happen to my body if I got a new and glorified body then? Oh, what a glorious day that will be! This reminds me of the favorite verse of my aunt in the Philippines that had passed away four years ago: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21 NIV)
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But what about you? Practically speaking, which one do you prefer? Be buried six feet under or be cremated?

7 comments:

Denise said...

No cremation for me.

Secondary Roads said...

Yes. Cremation. Burial beside a marker.

dodong flores said...

I think cremation is not sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church which is the religion of my wife...
When I die, she may not allowed by body to be cremated...

Marsha said...

My dad was cremated and he wanted his ashes scattered around at some of his favorite places. I kept a little bit of him in a little wooden box. He's in my guest room!

My step dad was just cremated. We're burying his ashes in an urn this Sunday.

My mom also wants to be cremated.

But not me. I want to be placed 6 feet under! The dead in Christ shall RISE!! Amen!

Mr. New Dilemma said...

Yeah, don't burn me. Not so much because I won't be around anymore, it's just that those crematers dont put any spices on you or marinade at all. If your going to cook me make me a great dish, if not just bury me.

Nortehanon said...

Hmn, naku, haven't thought of it yet hehehe.

Clarissa said...

The culture here in Japan includes cremation but I don't want to be cremated!