What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Cremations?
Cremations are a suitable end-of-life alternative to a funeral for many people. However, because of commonly spread misconceptions related to religious implications, memorial services, and the process of cremation, many do not fully consider cremation as a viable option.
To clear the air on cremations and help people make informed decisions, we need to talk about three common misconceptions.
#1 - Religions Disallow Cremations
The most common misconception is that religion forbids cremation and that a traditional burial is needed for the body to serve in the afterlife.
While this may have been true in the past, most major religions today do not believe the soul is still part of the body after the person has passed. Many religions now allow and even encourage cremations.
#2 - You Cannot Have a Memorial Service
Another common misconception about cremation is that you cannot have a funeral or memorial service afterward. However, just because the body was cremated, it does not mean you cannot host a memorial service.
After cremation, families have multiple ways to say goodbye, from traditional services held before or after the cremation to more personalized options such as scattering ceremonies.
#3 - Cremation is Slow and Complex
The third misconception about cremation is that the process is slow and complex. However, the truth is that cremations happen much more quickly than a funeral. Once the body is received, the cremation process is completed within a couple of hours, and the ashes are ready shortly after.
At A Simple Cremation, we understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. That's why our team works tirelessly to make the cremation process as manageable as possible for families during their time of need. Contact us today to get started.
We believe every family deserves respect, reverence, and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cremation services, please call or text (604) 809-2006.