heat a swimming pool by using the heat from a nearby Crematorium has been given the go- ahead. Some people have complained that this is "eerie" and disrespectful to the dead. Well, I am all for respecting the dead but I cannot see anything particularly respectful in the heat from the crematorium being pumped out into the atmosphere and going to waste, nor anything disrespectful in using it to heat a facility for the living, save money and minimise damage to the environment.
I think the unease expressed is perhaps more to do with the way we try to hide death away in our society and that fact that we do not like to think about it too much. I am not sure we deal very well with death, possibly because we have lost the awareness of previous generations that in the midst of life, we are in death. I cannot see any reason why having a faith should make anyone more averse to a scheme to use energy in this way, I think fear of such a scheme is about superstition and fear about death as much as anything.