To cremate or not to cremate?
|by Diane Singer|
In the latest edition of Touchstone, Russell Moore has written an article called "Grave Signs" that deals with the touchy issue of whether Christians should be cremated. It made me recall an incident in my Sunday School class just a few weeks ago. We had been asked to donate funds to help a poor family bury their mother. When our parish nurse pointed out that cremation is much less expensive, the woman who was making the request visibly blanched. Then she stiffly snapped, "Some people have a problem with that!" My family has discussed our burial wishes: my parents and I plan to be cremated, but my husband prefers to be buried. So, out of curiosity, what do our readers think?