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Originally posted by Robert Reynolds
You cannot account for conciousness by simply describing us in terms of a collection of inanimate particles. There is clearly more to life than it just being a chemical occurence. You cannot destroy matter or energy - why should the human spirit be an exception. NOTHING ENDS.
If you look at yourself with complete honesty and with no excuses for the wrongs you've done (not that I know if you have or haven't) and you feel remorse; and if you can find it within yourself to forgive people for their sins against you: I'm pretty certain the fear of death will leave you.
Fiction always seems to portray dying people finding that everything is put in perspective; I believe this to be true and there is no real reason why you can't obtain this perspective now. I doubt anyone will be worrying about an outstanding debt, when they're faced with leaving this entire realm.
edit on 13-11-2010 by Robert Reynolds because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Diluted
Afraid of Dying
If so -
How do you not get anxious over the idea of knowing - You're going to die.
Originally posted by human32826
reply to post by Diluted
The big joke of life is no body gets out alive.
I want my children to live enough to know love and happiness,...but other than that I have no fear,...."today is a good day to die." i do what i can in a day and let it go.
watched people die in front of me and have held the hand of strong men in there last moments many deaths arround me my whole life.
I am not afraid to die and be nothing if that is the case.
I am 100% all the time I can do no better than I do.
I would die to save any human and I am proud of my life.
I fear nothing except misunderstanding.
As for god I spit in the face of the BS thought of the set up of "If you love me I will let you kiss my toes for eternity ,if not you fry.
I would never set my children up as such.
I wouldn't break my childs leg to tell him not to run in the road.
god IS fear of death.
I will live to best of my ability until I die.
I will die and maybe it will be today,.....so what.
Originally posted by theWolfInsideMe
This will probably sound totally strange but I think men have a "maternal clock" so to speak and at some point we realize we're not invincible, like we used to be, and maybe its time to pass on our seed. This thought occrured to me because after I had my daughter I have no longer had the fear.