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Cremation

Cremation is a widespread practice that dates to at least 26,000 years ago and is, for many, related to a belief in fire's purifying nature. The practice fell out of favor among Christians until the late 19th c, when people began to recognize the health risk posed by overcrowded cemeteries in large urban centers. Though a log pyre was initially used in cremation, modern methods expose the corpse not to flames but to intense heat that reduces the body to ashes. Which religions prohibit cremation? More...
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Cremation is a widespread practice that dates to at least 26,000 years ago and is, for many, related to a belief in fire's purifying nature. The practice fell out of favor among Christians until the late 19th c, when people began to recognize the health risk posed by overcrowded cemeteries in large urban centers. Though a log pyre was initially used in cremation, modern methods expose the corpse not to flames but to intense heat that reduces the body to ashes.
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What Religions Do Not Allow Cremation?

Islamic Cremation Beliefs

Followers of Islam disavow cremation. In fact, they are given strict guidelines for the treatment of the body after death; one of which is the proscription to bury the body "within the day of the death".

Judaic Cremation Beliefs

Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, discredit (or completely prohibit) cremation; but some followers of Liberal or Reform Judaism have been more willing to accept cremation as an alternative to traditional casketed burial.

http://www.nycdirectcremation.com/what-religions-do-not-allow-cremation.html

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Caesar was cremated. Vikings often cremated their dead.
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