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  • I want to be buried with a religious ceremony

    2 5.41%
  • I want to be buried without religious ceremony

    1 2.70%
  • I want to be cremated with a religious ceremony

    3 8.11%
  • I want to be cremated without religious ceremony

    10 27.03%
  • I want to give my body to science

    3 8.11%
  • I want to give my body to science, but still have a religious ceremony

    0 0%
  • I want my body to be eaten by animals (crows, crocodiles, lions...) to reintegrate the cycle of life faster

    2 5.41%
  • I want my body to be thrown into the sea

    2 5.41%
  • I want to be cryogenized, so that I can be brought back to life when technology allows it

    3 8.11%
  • Not a clue !

    4 10.81%
  • Other possibility (please specify)

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    I have once been told that what differentiated humans from animals is that humans had some kind of ceremony for its deads. Some are buried, others are cremated, and nowadays some give their body for scientific research or medical use. Zoroastrians (religion from Ancient Persia which subsist in Iran and India) put dead bodies in a tower for them to be eaten by crows, so that they can be "recycled" immediately and reintegrate the cycle of life.

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    Planned This Out 10 Years Ago, Still Want To.

    If my wife outlives me, she will have me cremated.No service wanted or needed. She will take a 2 liter bottle of Pepsi(my lifelong favorite), and poor my ashes into the bottle, displacing only what's necessary to get me all in, and tighten down the cap.Then, place the bottle in the window that is closest to the TV. If there is nothing good on TV I can enjoy the view out the window. I haven't figured out what will happen if she goes before me, she likes diet Coke though?

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    Frank -

    I can't really say I've never thought about it...but I can't really say that I have. I am an organ donor...but I don't know if I would want my WHOLE body to go to science.
    A memorial would be nice, though.....that way I could check out who REALLY cared about me

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    Firstly..I'm TOO DAMN YOUNG to think about dying or how to get buried !!! And secondly, when the time comes I'll know what to do!!!
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    tie me to a rock and toss me in the ocean.

    frank i wanna go to your service, drink a pepsi to ya.
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    Cremation is the way for me.....no religious ceremony though. I'd just like someone to take my ashes to a nice high place and let them go in the wind.
    This is the result of one to many hits to the brain cavity with a suicidal brick wall.....

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    I chose to be cremated and sprinkled on the land where my (future) house sits. I really don't need a ceremony. @RockLee, you are never too young to think of serious details like this!

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    I don't know, rather cremation than having fish or worms nibbling on me anyway..
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    I want to be freeze-dried like Folger's instant coffee. That way if a cure is found for what killed me all they will have to do is pour hot water over me and bring me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TakaraNeko
    Cremation is the way for me.....no religious ceremony though. I'd just like someone to take my ashes to a nice high place and let them go in the wind.
    I am suddenly reminded of "The Big Lebowski."

    Quote Originally Posted by mikecash
    I want to be freeze-dried like Folger's instant coffee. That way if a cure is found for what killed me all they will have to do is pour hot water over me and bring me back.
    LMAO! Of course, you would have to be filtered as well.

    As for me, I voted "not a clue," but as of now I'm thinking cremation without a religious ceremony.

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    I chose 'other' as I really don't care. I'd just let my family choose whatever they want - I'd be dead and gone so it won't effect me!

    @Glenn - I LOVE that scene in Big Lebowski!!!

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    I just thought that I would share this, because I thought that it was funny. My friend happened to see this poll while I was looking at it, and he said "I want to be soaked in alcohol after I die."

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    Might as well just give my body to science, I definately won't need it anymore. If I can help out in some way when I am dead, I am a happy camper.
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    If anything is still useable still I want it taken out and used to make someone elses life better. Then I guess cremate me and use the ashes as fertilizer

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    I have not though about this much since my brother died but I guess I want to be cremated doesnt matter how and if I havent made it to japan befor I am dead spread my ashes there so on a tour of japan and just throw a little of me out everywhere like chicken feed untill I have covered as much area as I can then put a head stone next to my brothers stating when I was born and when I died and before I die I need to make up a few poems or haikus to put on there and of course some have to be funny so when people come to visit my site they wont be as sad. And as far as my organs hell science can have em its not like I am going to be using them anytime soon! LOL

    Also somebody said they are too young to think about this sort of thing. Well let me tell ya you are never too young to think about it my brother was only 15 when he died but he did not die of natural causes either but i am just saying you are never too young to think about it. When he died we wished we would have known what he wanted.
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    I want to be buried.. Guess it's a thingie between me and coffins
    Althouh it doesn't matter if it's with a religious ceremony or not. It's up to my family if they want one or not, if they have the strenght (Still hoping that atleast someone will be effected by my death whenever I die) to sit in a church (or temple or whatever) for about 1 hour hearing someone speak about this and that and cry and all that belongs to funerals. As long as I get my black coffin with a white lily I'm happy :P

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    The Big Lebowski .......and i was trying to be serious Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by cross-platform
    Might as well just give my body to science, I definately won't need it anymore. If I can help out in some way when I am dead, I am a happy camper.
    same same.. not that i'll care once i'm dead and gone, but why shouldnt some other dude get to live just because i wanna set fire to my heart which he needs so bad..

    it's an insult really.. "you want this dont you?" "yes.. i need it to live" "yeah well too bad, if i'm gonna die so are you" *sound of organs drenched in gazoline catching fire* *sound of little timmy crying in his hospital bed* *cue sad music*
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    Come-on Mac....

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    PS - I'll donate my 4 green balls to you when I go!!

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    swap ya 3 green balls for one!! Pepsi ate mine away years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimF
    I have not though about this much since my brother died but I guess I want to be cremated doesnt matter how and if I havent made it to japan befor I am dead spread my ashes there so on a tour of japan and just throw a little of me out everywhere like chicken feed untill I have covered as much area as I can then put a head stone next to my brothers stating when I was born and when I died and before I die I need to make up a few poems or haikus to put on there and of course some have to be funny so when people come to visit my site they wont be as sad. And as far as my organs hell science can have em its not like I am going to be using them anytime soon! LOL

    Also somebody said they are too young to think about this sort of thing. Well let me tell ya you are never too young to think about it my brother was only 15 when he died but he did not die of natural causes either but i am just saying you are never too young to think about it. When he died we wished we would have known what he wanted.
    I'm sorry to hear that man!! I lost my nephew 3 years ago of leukemia...anyways I mean that I'm not thinking of death or how I want to be burried/cremated....I'm DEAD then ain't I?? so who cares what they'll do with my body...if I can help someone with it it's ok for me..I would be happy to know I helped someone survive!!But I wouldn't want to donate my organs to science....that's unethical I think....to just cut somebodies corpse to study out of it...that's not the way 2 go well that's my 2 cent!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockLee
    But I wouldn't want to donate my organs to science....that's unethical I think....to just cut somebodies corpse to study out of it...that's not the way 2 go well that's my 2 cent!!
    hw do you think they do research to make cures for all those nasty diseases?

    they don't just play around with your organs like you did at school when you cut open a frog just to have a look-see.. there's a point to it...

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    I wanna be stuffed (hehe) and to be used in later museum exhibits of early man (say in ten thousand years)
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    umm.. anything but cremation.. (that just creeps me out)

    ..and as long as i don't die old.. im fine.. X)
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