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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 is interaction. --Richard Feynman


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>