posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:26 AM
Originally posted by ineverknew
I'm afraid of death because if nothing exists after life, everything I do, everything I have done, everything I feel, and everything that I have
lived will mean nothing in the end.
Life would be an illusion between non-existence and death.
I suppose each and everyone of us see's it differently. I feel life would be more important without an afterlife. Without an afterlife, this planet
becomes my only home and the only home of future generations. I'm more apt to take care of my home and keep it clean because there is no other place
for me to live either in this life or the next.
I find a stronger desire to be good and moral, not because I fear a God, but because if there is no God, then I have only my fellow humans to fear for
without their help during life, my life would be a living hell. One man can't survive alone and so we are required to be good to one another. If God
is real, then who care's as long as I follow God's word my afterlife would be better than my living life, a reward for what?
Without a God or afterlife I find the universe that much more amazing and mysterious. Whereas with God, all my questions are answered, so why bother
learning? Without God, I am driven with an insatiable desire to learn as much about my planet and the universe it sits within and leave that knowledge
behind after my death for my children and their children.
With God and an afterlife, living life loses it's mystery and it loses it's value. Why bother being alive if the end goal is to spend an eternity of
supposed bliss with God? With that end goal constantly in mind, life would become meaningless and pointless for it would only be with death that we
would truly be alive.