Dr Bobus
1760
Ultraviolet
This modern fixation on "green" burials shows as little respect for the dead as its advocates typically have for the unborn. Traditional burials reflect a near universal Western respect for the dead and their memory throughout history. This is in contrast to the modern humanist treatment of the body as if it were nothing more than a source of fertilizer.
As usual, this is a variation of the usual …More
This modern fixation on "green" burials shows as little respect for the dead as its advocates typically have for the unborn. Traditional burials reflect a near universal Western respect for the dead and their memory throughout history. This is in contrast to the modern humanist treatment of the body as if it were nothing more than a source of fertilizer.

As usual, this is a variation of the usual environmentalist's argument, "I don't think it's good for nature so YOU shouldn't do it."

Unmentioned is the fact that it will be a lot easier to force a piece of legislation to build new housing on a "former" green-cemetery than it ever will to get all those coffins, concrete liners, and headstones dug up and moved.

Instead, the same environmentalists who were praising the lasting natural beauty of such places will do what lefitsts always do: change their narratives.

"The bodies have completely disintegrated by now so there's nothing there anymore! The 'common good' demands we build more housing for all these poor needy families of (illegal) immigrants."

-and then once that gets passed (anyone who opposes this legislation it is a racist!), the plans get dropped and the 'unused and empty' property quietly sold to some billionaire developer for luxury condominiums.