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Will you go to hell for Cremation

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Bilbo Bagins, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    The more I think about what I want to have done when I die, the more I think I want to get cremated.

    As a Catholic/christian is it OK?
     
  2. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru texas proud

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    no, but I will for other things I did...... some one said you go to heven for the view and you go to hell for the company
     

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  3. Cremation is not going to make any difference to God.

    Like the Bible says, dust and ashes.

    Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Til youn return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.

    Genesis 18:27 Then Abraham answered and said, "indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord:
     
  4. Always go to the definitive source:
    From the Catechism:

    The Church permits cremation, provided that it does not demonstrate a denial of faith in the resurrection of the body.​

    The Church had forbade cremation in times past since it was a pagan practice which was intended as a public demonstration of the denial of the resurrection.

    For a good explaination from 1917 (before this prohibition was lifted), see the Catholic Encyclopedia.
     
  5. Norske

    Norske Millennium Member

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    Is everyone whose body was either lost or buried at sea automatically dmd because their remains were not buried on land?

    I think not.

    A human being consists of a physical body and something else we know exists but cannot really define, which is generally called a "soul".

    Despite attestations to the contrary, we still do not know where the soul comes from before we are born or where it goes after we die.

    But in either case, if God exists, he will judge your Soul.

    NOT what became of your body after you leave it. :cool:

    Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. All flesh is grass. :supergrin:




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  6. Paul7

    Paul7 New Guy

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    That makes a lot of sense. These days, a lot of people can't afford a $10,000 funeral. I would think the remains of a buried Christian of 1,500 years ago would be about the same of a recent cremated Christian today.
     
  7. Sarge1400

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    Burial in general, and embalming in particular, make absolutely no sense to me. Every time I drive past a cemetery I wonder "what the heck are we saving them for?".
    When I'm dead, cremate me, and I don't care what happens to the ashes. It's not like I'm going to know anyway.
     
  8. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru texas proud

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    I had an uncle that worked in for a whiskey distillery and he fell in the still and drowned. In his will he had stated he wanted to be cremated, it took them 4 days to put out the fire <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  9. Brucev

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    Without any reservation... No. All manner of after-life customs have at one time or another prevailed since earliest times. Scripture does not describe a practice that is to be normative. The customs of O.T. era believers or N.T. era Christians were not uniform and are not normative for our era.
     
  10. herose

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    Told my wife that when I die rent a helicopter and toss me out in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. It'll be cheaper and well bears and coyotes gotta eat too.
     
  11. achysklic

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    Why not just donate your body to Medical science? It's a free way to go.......
     
  12. heyTJ

    heyTJ Giddy up!

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    To funny, I think this would be a great place to put in a golf course.
     
  13. BuckeyePPC

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    A friend of mine, her son, and I spread some of her father's ashes into a sand trap at her father's favorite golf course. It was the sand trap her father and his friends often hit into. He wanted to be near his friends and knew this would be the place they would step into the most often.

    My father's ashes was spread into the pacific ocean off Black Sand Beach on the Big Island. It was one of his favorite places. Planted a coconut near the place we spread his ashes. It was growing quite well the last time I was there.
     
  14. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    It can be very difficult to cremate someone you love.
     
  15. Sarge1400

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    Why would it be any more difficult than putting them in a box in the ground?
     
  16. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    It's an emotional thing. If cremation isn't the norm in your family, making that decision is a tough one.
     
  17. heyTJ

    heyTJ Giddy up!

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    This is the reason the decision needs to be made prior to your death.
     
  18. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    Too many people aren't comfortable planning for their own death. It's an awful disservice to place on those you leave behind, but it happens.