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Christian Burial

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hey everyone,

 

When christianity became the official state religion was cremation still widely practiced?... and also.... im Catholic but i know next to nothing on why burial is more common then cremation? could anyone enlighten me?

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My own unease at burial re-surfaced ,literally , this week when a dig in Leicester unearthed a massive compacted deposit of the bones of many thousands of medieval dead -I tired to find a link for the site (it was mentioned in the Daily Mail mid-week) but failed. I have a great horror of some 25th Century "time team" dig displaying my femur on TV (or whatever it becomes) and remarking on how many deep wounds were visible ,doubtless from some form of gladiatorial combat (football actually) or possibly my lower mandible -and exclaiming how advanced dentistry was in such a primitive society. Fire seems clean and final .

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