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Originally posted by penninja
You just said
It's not depair, it's rational conclusion
Then went on to say
As a believer in Jesus, Heaven, and eternal life in a better place, I do not fear death.
I wont get into rational or irrational beyond making that note above.
I will say, Those beliefs don't do much for the desire to survive. Imho it's a center of the brain to help the conscious mind cope with the reality of death. I lack that coping mechanism I am pretty sure the next mechanism evolving in the mind is the awareness that you don' t have to "cope" with death but rather one has the capacity to thwart it.