A look at the growing movement towards natural, or green, burials.
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Oh, so feel good! Let’s all just get buried communally. Now, that’s going green!
You actually have a better chance of staying buried indefinitely in these places. Conventional cemeteries routinely run out of room, and chances are there will be enough of most people to be dug up and relocated to a common grave. You might get a scenic plot in a manicured lawn in the short run, but only until your family runs out of money and someone else wants that plot. At least in a green burial, you’ll be decomposed enough they won’t have to disturb your bones if they run out of room.
Thank you for doing this video, I love the idea, no where in the Bible does it say we must have a memorial, it actually say’s the opposite. Why seek the living amoung the dead actually the true answers to this problem to all is in 1Corinthian 13:3 to 13:7. I would like to add this has to be the alternative, we all will die, I would love to be burried this way, in a National Memorial Park. Better than this, who out there would say the current system is better must be a real selfish person.
Eliminating pollutants is commendable!
But “burial parks” with no signs of the dead do not integrate death but try to deny it by making it invisible. Enduring markers are symbols of hope and transcedence. We could create beautiful natural areas WITH attractive markers. Use boulders, not marble!
Trees alone as markers will lead to charming but anonymous forests. An engraved boulder AND a tree!
Finally, green burial does NOTHING new to assure grave perpetuity.
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