Br Gregory – While I respect your right to your own beliefs, please do not insult people who wish a different treatment for their remains upon death besides burial. I believe you meant well when you tried to school us with your religious knowledge, but please remember that not everyone subscribes to the same religion you might, and even if they do, they might interpret the “Word” differently than you do. My personal remains are my own – it is NOT my wish to take up real estate, nor is it my wish to “stew” in a coffin in the dirt, or (worse, in my opinion) in an tomb above ground, rotting in the heat. I plan to donate any and all viable organs that medical science can use to improve the lives of others and then be cremated and scattered in a location that is close to my heart. This is my wish, and it is my fervent hope my wishes are respected when I pass away. Everyone is entitled to his or her own preferences regarding final disposition. Shiraz – while I personally wish to donate my organs upon my death, I respect that others wish to be disposed of with their organs intact. Simply because everyone does not wish to be harvested for organs does NOT = They are being selfish. You were born with all of your organs (most of us were, at least), and it’s your right to die and whither away with all of your own organs if you so choose. Also, I completely relate to the person above who wrote that he’s claustrophic and due to his phobia, wishes to NOT be buried below ground. If he wishes to be permanently laid to rest in an above ground tomb due to this, it’s well within his rights and shouldn’t be belittled or patronized for his choices. While we will not all agree on burial/disposition techniques, we must respect everyone’s personal choices.