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Which is the most sensible way of disposal of a dead body ? Burial or cremation ? Why ? A personal opinion not based on religious belief.

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Asked by Jim, 13 Jun '10 11:55 am
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This is a very good question..

I view burial without coffin.. just the Islamic way.. is more scientific.. since all the component of human body gets mixed with the earth.. This leads to Fossil Fuel and facilitate towards Raw material..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 13 Jun '10 12:34 pm

 
  
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I always feel that the land is for the living therefore crematation in a gas fired crematorium is perhaps preferable for the environment. However, many people find comfort from being able to visit a burial site/grave. In that instance an environmentally friendly burial is an acceptable alternative using a bio - degradable coffin placed in an unmarked grave - ie. no marble headstone etc. but a plot of land left to be natural with trees and plants all around - back to nature.
Answered by Janis, 13 Jun '10 02:47 pm

 
  
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Burial could be good . Cremation used to be presented as the environmentally friendly option but more recently there have been increasing environmental concerns about the pollutants being released into the atmosphere. Although EU laws have been tightened on emissions there are still pollutants in the invisible gases. According to one source "Crematoriums are thought to be responsible for approximately 9% of airborne mercury emissions, caused by the combustion of dental amalgam, 12% of atmospheric dioxins, pollutants linked with cancer and other illnesses, and emissions of the chloride and formaldehyde used in the embalming process. " Another environmental issue with cremation is the use of fuel. Most crematoriums are gas fuelled and ironically, the stricter emissions controls in recent years have resulted in a significant increase in the amount of energy needed to operate incinerators in fact about three times as much.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 13 Jun '10 05:18 pm

 
  
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Burying is better .
1. Components of human body present in the soil

Elements that are present in the human body are present in lesser or greater quantity in the soil. Hence it is more scientific to bury a dead body, as it easily gets decomposed and mixed in the soil.
2. No Pollution
Cremating (burning) the dead body leads to pollution of the atmosphere which is detrimental to health and harmful for the environment. There is no such pollution caused by burying a dead body.

3. Surrounding land becomes fertile

To cremate a dead body several trees have to be chopped, which reduces the greenery and harms the environment and the ecology. When dead bodies are buried, besides the trees being saved, the surrounding land becomes fertile and it improves the environment. ...more
Answered by hazir jawab, 13 Jun '10 02:03 pm

 
  
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Cremation no land wasted for cemetries
Answered by iqbal seth, 13 Jun '10 12:13 pm

 
  
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Cremation. It destroys all the germs besides saving lots of space of land which is becoming more and more scarce with the growth in population.
Answered by mandook, 13 Jun '10 12:18 pm

 
  
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I think, there is a system of keeping the dead body for eagles and other birds ; it is equally good as the dead body can be of use some other creature of the Great Creator.
Answered by UNNIKRISHNA RAMAN, 28 Aug '10 12:52 pm

 
  
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The most sensible and scientific method used was that of the HINDU SYSTEM. Because Hindu religion is the religion in which you can have a burial as per your wishes. Today everybody knows only about fire crematoriums. But in Hindu religion one can have burial also and there are many even today who go for burial. In hindu religion one can go for Samadhi, one can have watery grave, one can have fire cremation. Now the latest that is going to be added is that donating bodies for scientific research.
If you think BURIAL IS THE BEST SYSTEM than HINDU RELIGION HAS THAT SYSTEM AND ALSO IT HAS OTHER SYSTEM WHAT MANY OTHER RELIGIONS DON;T FOLLOW so I can say that Hindu religion is the best in the matters of Cremation. The Hindu religion and the SCIENTISTS believe that all the mass remains same it just changes its form from mass to energy and back to mass. HINDUISM believes that what dies is just a mass that will again mix with nature in any form. The only thing that is permanent is ATMA which k ...more
Answered by satishraj medapatla, 13 Jun '10 05:10 pm

 
  
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Burial is the BEST way of disposing a dead body compared to Cremation.
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 13 Jun '10 04:21 pm

 
  
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In any way its going back to earth its decomposing, so what does it matter, i sometimes feel that cremation is a little inhuman, but being a hindu its aour tradition
Answered by kamini joshi, 13 Jun '10 04:06 pm

 
  
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