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J sub D, unfortunately there was this belief that the dead would need their bodies later during the second coming of Christ. That view is out of favor right now, since the thought that God couldn’t raise someone up from ash if He wanted isn’t particularly Christian.
I agree with you, however. Visiting a hole in the ground to remember someone rather than, say, someplace that they loved while they were living is as silly as it sounds.
Now, if you want to talk wasted resources, lets talk about all of the golf courses in the US. While Orson Welles’ bottom was huge, he didn’t take up a space the size of even a sandpit in a golf course.
Wow, I don’t like the entire concept of cemeteries, but this might be the best photo you’ve posted. The perspective is excellent and the colors are pretty vibrant for the overcast day that you’ve also capture. Excellent work.
That, or my soft spot for New Orleans is coming out.
How, exactly, are golf courses “wasted resources”?
In baseball, you hit the ball and someone throws it back.
In tennis you hit the ball and someone hits it back.
In bowling you roll the ball and a machine rolls it back.
In golf you hit the ball and then chase after it.
Huge amounts of land dedicated to having 2 – 5 people playing on one of 18 holes at any given moment. Lets, for argument’s sake, say that there are 10 people playing one hole at a time in our golf course. Looking at an EPA website, the average size of a golf course is 150 acres. 1.2 people are playing per acre.
Another resource would be the large amounts of water wasted to keep the grass fresh.