Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Now when your spouse or loved one dies, you can have them made into jewelery, and flash your new-found bling in public. No kidding. A Swiss company named Algordanza will take human ashes and turn them into diamonds. Never mind the sacredness of the human body. There are reports that Christians are their best customers.
Oh, in case you didn't already know, after the cremation process, when the body has been torched for two hours at temperatures of up to 2100 degrees F, what remains is bone fragments, not ashes. These bone fragments are sifted, collected and then pulverized in a device that uses a rotating and grinding mechanism to produce what we call ashes. It's no wonder the Catholic Church was against cremation for so many centuries (until the 1960's fell upon us).