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Modern society wants to live after death

September 19 2005

Some ask that the remains were placed in a container and thrown into the sea. Others need to have their ashes sealed in a capsule and launched into orbit. Third bequeathed his body for so-called "cremation of paintings, in which the ashes mixed with oil paint. Living asked, for example, produce a suspension with fingerprints of the deceased person, or in the case of deceased loved animals - footprints animal.

All of this suggests that certain taboos associated with death, remain in the past, Glennis says Howard, who heads the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the British University Bath University.

According to her, this trend can be seen more clearly in proportion as society is becoming less religious, and cremation is becoming more popular than traditional funerals.

Death is no longer considered "end of story," says Glennis Howard. "At the funeral, you are placed in a coffin, buried in the ground, and that's it - you stay there without moving. But today, society has become more mobile, and we are looking for a ways to go further and to exist after death" - said

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