emphasis mine.

by dorarandom

Sir Henry Thompson’s main reason for supporting cremation was that “it was becoming a necessary sanitary precaution against the propagation of disease among a population daily growing larger in relation to the area it occupied.” In addition, he believed, cremation would prevent premature burial, reduce the expense of funerals, spare mourners the necessity of standing exposed to the weather during interment, and urns would be safe from vandalism.

( from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremation )


i also like the sheer bizarreness of the last two arguments.