After years of being shunned as a death ritual, cremation is now more popular than ever. Cremation continues to gain in popularity because myths surrounding the process have been cleared up over time. For instance, many people may think that ashes scatter differently if they are burned at different temperatures or for different lengths of time; however, this has actually not proven true in recent studies and experiments by scientists who study these things closely!
Cremating your loved one doesn’t mean you don’t want them nearby either- there are plenty of ways to keep their memory alive through memorials and tributes both on-site with monuments like urn gardens or scattering outdoor spaces.
The cremation rate is supposed to be higher than it currently is but some people still believe in myths about the process. Here are just a few of them that you should know so they don’t stop you from using this service for yourself or your loved ones when the time comes.
Cremation Myth 1: The cremation process involves the use of fire.
One of the reasons cremation is so popular in recent years has been because it solves one big myth. Most people think that when they are being cremated their bodies will either be exposed to fire or burned alive. Cremations require heat and not flames for a successful process but still prevent exposure of your loved ones to any kind of combustion during this time.
Cremation Myth 2: All religions are against cremation.
Cremation is a process that has come under fire in many parts of the world. However, with time and research it was found to be an effective way to dispose of human remains without causing environmental harm or posing health risks associated with burial sites near water sources which can lead to contamination. In addition, cremations are less expensive than funerals leading families who couldn’t afford traditional burials due their economic status; previously alternatives like this one have become more widely accepted by religions throughout the globe. You might be surprised to learn that cremation is more accepted than it used to be among the world’s religions.
Cremation Myth 3: Cremation can result in people’s remains getting mixed together.
When you cremate a loved one’s body, their final resting place shouldn’t be mixed up with someone else’s. But that isn’t something to fear because the cremation industry has become heavily regulated in recent years; there are rules every facility must follow when cremating a person’s remains and it prevents any mix-ups during services.
Cremation Myth 4: Families can’t plan funerals for people who are being cremated.
If you have a loved one who has asked to be cremated, they will not stop your family from holding some type of funeral service for them. You can hold traditional funerals or memorial services in their honor regardless if the body is present—or even more unique ceremonies such as “celebrations of life.” All types are available no matter what happens with their final wishes.
Cremation Myth 5: Scattering cremation ashes is illegal
Families who want to avoid cremation may believe that it is illegal to spread ashes in public spaces. However, there are many places where you can scatter ashes legally and privately – with permission from the landowner. So consult your local government before making a decision about whether or not you wish to use this method of final disposition for yourself or loved one’s remains!
Cremation Myth 6: You have to purchase an urn from the funeral home
While many people assume that they must purchase an urn from the funeral home or crematorium, this is not true. An individual can bring any type of vessel to a facility and have it used for holding ashes after their loved one has passed away. According to the FTC’s Funeral Rule, “the funeral provider may not refuse, or charge a fee, to handle a casket [or urn] you bought elsewhere.”
Is your family interested in learning even more about cremation? Then you need a reputable Beech Creek, PA funeral home to walk you through it and break things down for you. Maxwell Funeral Home is always here to help. Give us a call now to set up a meeting with a funeral director. We are available 24/7.