Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 6, 2003, 4:16|
Isidora Zamora scripsit:
> Orthodox Christians do not
> cremate those who have fallen asleep for this very reason. It's not that
> God cannot resurrect a body which has been completely destroyed, as by
> modern methods of cremation, because He can, but it is shows disrespect to
> God to go to a great deal of trouble to destroy something that you know He
> is planning to use again.
It will be destroyed in any event, unless the general resurrection comes
within a century or so.
> But you are right that even people who do not have the reasons that I do
> for having cemetaries have a psycological attatchment that causes them to
> care about graves.
My family has always cremated its dead (for the last few generations
at least), and we feel quite strongly about it for various reasons.
Principles. You can't say A is John Cowan <jcowan@...>
made of B or vice versa. All mass http://www.reutershealth.com
is interaction. --Richard Feynman http://www.ccil.org/~cowan