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Some Thoughts on Cremation

September 16, 2008

I was interested in the article about cremation in Saturday’s Religion section (Sept. 13) and the LDS aversion to it. I was taught, as a Mormon youth, that we will be resurrected in our prime. This, despite the fact that most of our body cells in old age are not the ones we had at age 26, and we have lost a large percentage of our brain cells.

Our “prime” molecules could be scattered around the earth. Cory West said about his cremated mother, “God’s going to have a hard time finding all her pieces to put her back together.”

But the absurdity came with Roger Keller, who dismissively said, “But everyone knows darn well if you’re buried at sea or the fish eat you or you’re cremated, God can put you back together.”

“Everyone knows,” professor?

Craig Glover

Salt Lake City

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