In case you haven’t noticed, there are all kinds of myths and misconceptions about cremation. While cremations are now as common as funerals, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot of inaccurate information about cremation as a body disposition. A funeral home serving Burnsville, MN residents will be able to help you separate fact from fiction. But if you’re interested in planning and want some answers now, read on for a look at common myths.
Religious People Don’t Cremate Their Dead
It used to be the case that many faith communities were not in favor of cremation as a body disposition. And while there are a handful of religions that still prohibit it, the vast majority either accept cremations and funerals or recommend cremations over funerals. If you’re a person of faith, don’t believe the misconception that cremation is not for people of faith. You can always hold a celebration of life or memorial before or after the cremation if you’d like to have some sort of formal or informal gathering to remember your loved one. If you’re not sure what your religion’s position is on cremation, ask one of your religious leaders or a funeral director.
You Might Get the Ashes of a Stranger
Don’t fall for the myth that it’s possible for you to erroneously get the ashes of someone else’s loved one in a cremation urn. Funeral homes or crematoriums properly identify each body when they’re brought to their facilities. The bodies remain properly identified at each stage of the process, so you won’t have to worry about whose ashes you’ll get in the urn.
Cremation Involves Burning Bodies
The reality is that the cremation process relies on intense heat rather than on fire to break down bodies to their basic elements. So if you’ve ever been told that bodies are burned up during the cremation process, don’t believe the myth. High heat does most of the work. After this, the remaining bone fragments and teeth are ground up and everything is then placed in an urn.
Cremations are Not as Suitable as Funerals
Research shows that as many people, and in case more, choose cremations as those who choose funerals. There are lots of reasons for this. From the lower cost to environmental concerns, cremation is becoming more and more common. People who plan a cremation for a loved one sometimes follow it up with a memorial service or celebration of life service. This can provide the opportunity for friends and loved ones to congregate and comfort each other.
When you need the help of a Burnsville, MN funeral home to plan a cremation, get in touch with us at Scott County Cremation. We specialize in helping people plan cremations. Our cremations are simple and affordable. To learn more, call us at (952) 402-9000, stop by our office at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379, or visit our website at https://www.scottcountycremation.org/. We’re also committed to providing satisfactory service before, during, and after the cremation. When you contact us, ask us about our satisfaction guarantee that protects your investment and ensures you get the service you deserve.