|Date Posted||:||2013-05-11 09:39:51|
|Message||:||My curiosity was piqued when I was preparing for a Bible Study Fellowship lesson. Genesis 50:2-3 talks about Jacob dying after he had moved with his family to Egypt. As an official in Pharoah's court, Jacob's son, Joseph, had physicians in his service and he ordered the cremation of Jacob's body in order to carry out his wishes to be buried back in Canaan. So your historical description of the process added insight. Thank you!|
|Date Posted||:||2013-02-26 05:37:48|
|Message||:||Ever since my dad died I've been really interested to know what exactly happens to a body at the funeral home. I've read different myths here and there, but haven't ever actually done in-depth internet searching for this information until tonight. It's an interesting and horrific process, and further reinforces my desire to be cremated after my own death. I'd rather be incinerated than drained, glued up, shaved, doused in chemicals and everything else...
I do like the idea of how hard an embalmer works to achieve the results desired. It's kind of beautiful that these people put so much effort into a sort of art project that people will see for a day or two and that will then be buried and never seen again. It's kind of like carving pumpkins into something really detailed... I always take hours and hours to carve my pumpkin, and then it starts shriveling up within the same week. But for those few days where it looks amazing all lit up, it's worth all the effort.
I didn't want to look at my father when he died, but no one would leave me alone about it until I finally went into the room with everyone else. He looked okay, but paler than usual. It's good to know someone put a lot of effort into making him look right, but it's disturbing to know his eyeballs were sinking into his head and had plastic caps (or whatever you'd call them) stuck over them and into his eyelids. It's disturbing to know all his blood was drained into the sewer and that his jaws were sort of sewn shut... I wonder if his organs were in his body or at the foot of his coffin. I wonder if my mom knows.
As disturbing as it all is, I suppose it doesn't really matter. He is a dead corpse, and so will everyone be eventually. You either decay fast or slow, and it's going to be disgusting either way. At least for the sake of a funeral, we can be tricked into thinking our friends and family aren't rotting, but are just in eternal sleep.
I still think cremation is what I'd go for. I'm going to be dead, so I'll never know if my wishes are carried out, but if I'm cremated, no one will be fucking with my body and sticking things in my eye sockets. I just want my corpse to be destroyed as soon as possible. Maybe I'll die in a huge fiery explosion with no remains to be found. That would be best.
Thanks for creating this informative site.
|Date Posted||:||2012-12-24 20:17:57|
|Message||:||I like this site. It's giving me a lot of insite about PART of the processes I'll have to learn before beginning a career as a funeral director.|
|Date Posted||:||2012-10-11 22:18:56|
|Message||:||I found this very informational. But I was just wondering... The lady(embalmer) said something about a funeral service Bible. What was the name of it? I couldnt understand her.|
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