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Old 04-03-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Death-- the Final Frontier

why do we fear death?

have you ever gone to a funeral and asked, "why do we die?"

ever been "inspired" at a funeral/graveside service?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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I think some people fear death because they are unsure as to what comes next.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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Death, supposedly, is infinite. When I begin to think about that, it just intimidates and sometimes scares me. It's hard to imagine basically the opposite of existence, and humans usually are fearful of what they can not understand.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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I'm not afraid to die. It's the way I'll die that scares me. I want it quick and painless. Maybe in my sleep.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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Death is fearful because it means losing everything you have, whether the money and privilieges you have worked so hard to attain, or most oftenly, loved ones who are dear to one's heart.



Death takes that all away.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:07 PM   #6
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It really is difficult to explain my viewpoints in words because they are complicated and confusing even to me. But Death to me is merely seperation from your physical body, and that afterlife will be as you believe it to be, with the option to be reborn in a physical plane if you so choose. I think the transition will be beautiful and peaceful and that hell only exists if you believe it to exist. Confusing, huh?
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:49 AM   #7
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It really is difficult to explain my viewpoints in words because they are complicated and confusing even to me. But Death to me is merely seperation from your physical body, and that afterlife will be as you believe it to be, with the option to be reborn in a physical plane if you so choose. I think the transition will be beautiful and peaceful and that hell only exists if you believe it to exist. Confusing, huh?
if ur beliefs are true then everybody wins! but i dont think u can be reborn physically into another person... though that would be cool i guess
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:05 AM   #8
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if ur beliefs are true then everybody wins! but i dont think u can be reborn physically into another person... though that would be cool i guess

Yeah the way I figure it is that God is all loving, so of course it will be awesomely beautiful. Why go through life in fear of hell? Seems like a horrible way to live in my opinion.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:03 PM   #9
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I think some people fear death because they are unsure as to what comes next.

and i dont think that the medieval images from dantes inferno which still dominate the imagination for many help us come to a contemporary understanding of what comes next
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:21 AM   #10
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im scared of death i dont wanna die
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:12 AM   #11
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Do we fear death or the fear of death itself? Like FDR said, "we have nothing to fear but fear itself." So are we really afraid of dying or is it the fear that we are afraid of? Just a thought.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #12
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I don't think I really fear death itself but rather dying.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:55 PM   #13
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Death is fearful because it means losing everything you have, whether the money and privilieges you have worked so hard to attain, or most oftenly, loved ones who are dear to one's heart.



Death takes that all away.

Yeah, that too. You are born, go to school for years. Possibly, graduate with a degree, start making money, get a wife, etc. etc.. and then to think that all can be lost in an instance. I've heard the quote before, "life is hard but death comes easy" and I think that's very true.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:09 PM   #14
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Death, supposedly, is infinite. When I begin to think about that, it just intimidates and sometimes scares me. It's hard to imagine basically the opposite of existence, and humans usually are fearful of what they can not understand.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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Default life and death

is part of fearing (fear) or death, fearing what it means to live life too?
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