Over the last two decades, the cremation rate has risen at a rapid rate all across the country. At the moment, more than 50 percent of people are requesting cremation services in Saltillo, MS as opposed to burial services. This would have been unheard of 20 years ago, due in large part to the fact there were still so many misconceptions about cremation out there. These misconceptions prevented people from choosing cremation, and even today, some of them are still stopping people from picking cremation services over burial services. Find out about the truth behind some of these misconceptions below before you shut down the idea of going with cremation services for yourself.
Misconception #1: Fire is used to carry out cremations.
For a long time, a lot of people were scared to even consider Saltillo, MS cremations because they believed that fire was used to carry them out. But this could not be any further from the truth. It’s heat and not fire that is used to conduct a cremation. A person’s body won’t come into contact with fire at any point throughout the cremation process. There is, therefore, nothing for people to fear when it comes to cremation and how a person’s body is cremated from start to finish.
Misconception #2: Cremations prevent families from planning funeral services for loved ones.
Just because a family is planning to cremate a loved one does not mean that they can’t also plan to hold a funeral service for them. In fact, most funeral homes will strongly encourage families to stage some kind of funeral service or memorial service for their loved ones, either before or after their cremation takes place. Holding a funeral for a loved one is a great way to jumpstart the grieving process while also paying tribute to the life and legacy of a person. It’s why families should think long and hard about holding a funeral for someone who is being cremated.
Misconception #3: Most of the world’s major religions are against cremation.
Once upon a time, there was a lot of truth to this misconception. Just about all of the world’s major religions used to forbid people from considering cremation as a viable option. Today, there are still a few religions that are against cremation. Most notably, Islam and Judaism don’t allow cremations to take place. But other than that, most of the world’s major religions have finally come around to allowing and even accepting of cremation.
Misconception #4: Cremation isn’t as inexpensive as people think it is.
With the cremation rise skyrocketing in recent years, some people mistakenly believe that funeral homes are now charging a fortune for cremation services. But cremation is still every bit as cost-effective as it has ever been. You and your family can still spend a pretty penny planning out cremation services if you want. But more often than not, families are able to save quite a bit of money by going with a cremation over a burial for a loved one.
Is your family interested in finding out more about cremation services? You can do it with assistance from W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Our Saltillo, MS funeral home is experienced as far as cremation is concerned and can teach you more about it. Give us a call today if you’re thinking about choosing cremation for yourself or for a loved one.