Yes, cremation requires energy input: my point all along has been that that input is tiny compared to what a living human uses over any length of time: it amounts to a few kg of carbon. Your post doesn't counter that point.
Accumulated mercury doesn't go away during cremation, but people typically keep the cremains rather than dumping them back into their food supply, and crematoria are starting to take this issue seriously. And yes, all animals pose a drug and pathogen risk even now, which is why we typically render them rather than composting, and we take extra special care when recycling animal parts and waste back into the food supply. If you don't, you get e. coli infested vegetables, mad cow disease, etc.
In any case, my point was not that composting is definitely a serious threat, but that the potential risks aren't worth the tiny benefit.