One Christian’s Take on Forensic Cemeteries/Body Farms

To dust we shall return.

A decomposing woman with bloating, discoloration, and skin slippage
Tachibana no Kachiko, a pioneer of the study of human decomposition. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Objections to cremation and alkaline hydrolysis in Christianity are rooted in the idea that these practices disrespect the body that God has given to a person. For example, it has taken over a century for the Catholic church to warm up to the concept of cremation and some still condemn cremation as “cold and godless”. With the…

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Valentine Wiggin

Valentine Wiggin

Death-positive, sex-positive, and LGBTQ-affirming Christian. Gen Z. I hate onions. She/her