posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 01:32 PM
reply to post by piequal3because14
When I read the thread title I thought "Now this is pretentious. This is rhetoric."
You didn't name it "What happens after death?" You're not asking the universe. You've already made up your mind. You're directing your intellectual
guns at others.
Anyway, I could see it all before I even clicked on the thread. That doesn't make me right, but it does make me wonder how I arrived at my conclusions
before clicking on it.
But of course people fear death. It's logical. Self-preservation is across all species with some altruism mixed in. Some animals are more social or
much more social than others.
If you believe that there's no death, since there's an after-life, then I can just argue that your original fear of death caused you to embrace an
after-life fantasy to escape from the original fear. This is no different than any other belief that attempts to define death and "control" it.
Some people deal with fear of death by investing themselves in their family or in their profession. After they die, they leave behind the results of
their labor. Their children will live on and possibly have other children, thus spreading their genetic tree into the future. If they left behind a
book or a construction, it will remain for some years after. If they're lucky, they'll be famous. In this way, they overcome death. This is better
than investing yourself in good looks. Looks will fade as you grow old and die with you. This is why people say not to be vain. You need to invest in
something that will outlast your own death. Evenso, nothing is forever, so everything has some vanity.
Everybody copes in different ways, but everybody has at one time or another feared.
edit on 24-4-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason