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#1 Posted by fnevaeva (503 posts) -

Do all (at least Christian based cemetaries) face East? For the second coming of Christ? Because my dad was saying not all graves face to the East. Is this true?

#2 Posted by thegerg (14826 posts) -
No, every grave I've ever seen faces up.
#3 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

No, every grave I've ever seen faces up.thegerg

lol

#4 Posted by soulless4now (41366 posts) -
Research it and get back to us about it.
#5 Posted by fnevaeva (503 posts) -
you know what I mean, don't be a smart ass
#6 Posted by thegerg (14826 posts) -
you know what I mean, don't be a smart assfnevaeva
Actually, I don't. WTF are you on about?
#7 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

you know what I mean, don't be a smart assfnevaeva

thegerg not being a smart-ass? impossible!

(btw, a quick google search will give you an idea of the answer you're lookin for)

#8 Posted by lamprey263 (23088 posts) -
come to think of it, the vertical gravestones do face eastward for the several cemeteries in my area, except one, where the gravestones face south not sure why but I bet I can figure it out within 30 seconds with the Google... HERE'S WHY
#9 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -
I am not sure if it is east across the entire world but it is at the very least east in the United States. This reasoning is based upon the notion that when Jesus comes back he is to do so in Jerusalem. It apparently gives a better view for the dead person. While I as a Christian do very much believe that Jesus will come back and resurrect the dead, I am pretty sure it doesn't matter what direction your dead body is facing when it happens.
#10 Posted by wis3boi (31102 posts) -

I am not sure if it is east across the entire world but it is at the very least east in the United States. This reasoning is based upon the notion that when Jesus comes back he is to do so in Jerusalem. It apparently gives a better view for the dead person. While I as a Christian do very much believe that Jesus will come back and resurrect the dead, I am pretty sure it doesn't matter what direction your dead body is facing when it happens. mindstorm

none of my local graves face east ;)

#11 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -

[QUOTE="mindstorm"]I am not sure if it is east across the entire world but it is at the very least east in the United States. This reasoning is based upon the notion that when Jesus comes back he is to do so in Jerusalem. It apparently gives a better view for the dead person. While I as a Christian do very much believe that Jesus will come back and resurrect the dead, I am pretty sure it doesn't matter what direction your dead body is facing when it happens. wis3boi

none of my local graves face east ;)

I suppose they will not be able to enjoy the Christian zombie apocalypse then. But really, I'd argue that it is based more on superstition than "because the Bible says so."
#12 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18354 posts) -
They face whichever has the best view.
#13 Posted by gago-gago (9335 posts) -
Maybe since the sun rises from the East, the sun shines on the tombstones better and to have some sort of symbolic meaning.