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I mean why ??

Once you are dead you are dead.

Then why to fear ??
 
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It kinda, sorta interrupts everything you are doing.
Also, if it doesn't work out, there's no going back.
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I suppose that our mind can't accept non-existance, if you just start thinking about not being you'll see that it's distressing.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:
I mean why ??

Once you are dead you are dead.

Then why to fear ??

 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:
I mean why ??

Once you are dead you are dead.

Then why to fear ??



I think we are fear a new environment.
If you are dead for a long time ,
In that environment, I think you fear alive in this world.
because you do not know how this environment.
 
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fear because you are going to hell
 
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It's funny, but under certain circumstances, I find that I don't fear death @ all. For example, the thought of risking death to save my niece does nothing but inspire me to want to call her and make sure she's ok.

I think, therefore, that the fear is really about a sense of loss: the sense that you're 'giving up' something you find valuable. OTOH, if you feel like you're getting something valuable, I think there's less fear.
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
It's funny, but under certain circumstances, I find that I don't fear death @ all. For example, the thought of risking death to save my niece does nothing but inspire me to want to call her and make sure she's ok.

I think, therefore, that the fear is really about a sense of loss: the sense that you're 'giving up' something you find valuable. OTOH, if you feel like you're getting something valuable, I think there's less fear.



Yep. Death = loss of life. Hence it's really a fear of losing.
 
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I also think there is the fear of the unknown. Even those of who are absolutely convinced that there either is or is not an after life have a hard time offering definitive proof either way. Not being sure of what will happen after the moment of death can sometimes be more distressing that the act of dying itself.

(note: please don't hijack this thread to debate the existence of an after life or deities. If you want to discuss that, start a new one or resurrect an old, dead one ).
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
I also think there is the fear of the unknown. Even those of who are absolutely convinced that there either is or is not an after life have a hard time offering definitive proof either way. Not being sure of what will happen after the moment of death can sometimes be more distressing that the act of dying itself.

(note: please don't hijack this thread to debate the existence of an after life or deities. If you want to discuss that, start a new one or resurrect an old, dead one ).



But those believers who are staunch in their belief of a certain explanation of afterlife will often have no fear of death, especially when the afterlife has been promoted by their institution of faith as better than the current one. That explains death squads for example.

Don't u think??
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:

(note: please don't hijack this thread to debate the existence of an after life or deities. If you want to discuss that, start a new one or resurrect an old, dead one ).



Hehehe, let's resurrect a dead one....
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:
I mean why ??

Once you are dead you are dead.

Then why to fear ??



Simple. It's because you can't check your mails once you're dead!
 
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Change is bad. At least, that's my philosophy. i don't fear death per se, but i do fear the change it will bring to me and my family.
 
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Sorry too many posts. Guess I have a morbid fascination with death. A deadly disease!
 
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Is it really the death that people fear or is it the way (which is unknown) it comes that we fear. I don't worry one bit about what will happen to me after I am dead, but I do fear a lot about how I will die. I does give me shivers to imagin myself dying by drowning, or buried under an earthquake. Or dying by some degenerative disease ....forget it man, don't even want to think about it.
 
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cuz I haven't read the final book in Hyperion Cantos yet!
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
OTOH, if you feel like you're getting something valuable, I think there's less fear.



hmm.. you are right.

But I think its not about getting somehing valuable as for you it is of no use once you are dead.
I think that having a cause behind death makes us to fear less. In our case cause is to save niece.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
I also think there is the fear of the unknown. Even those of who are absolutely convinced that there either is or is not an after life have a hard time offering definitive proof either way.



If you have ever narrow escaped any motor accident, then you know that you dont think about heaven and hell.

Just after escaping accident, you are first shocked and then happy to be alive.
And when you gain more conciousness, then you say thanks to God.

I doubt that it is a fear of unknown or fear is about hell or heaven.
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Change is bad. ...it will bring to me and my family.



That is my whole point, when you are not here, then you dont have family.

I mean you are dead, change would be faced by your near and dears but not you.

Are we suggesting that we fear death because we dont want our family to welcome change.

But you are not there to see the change, rt?

Whether, man reaches to Mars or not, it does not matter if I am dead.
 
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Originally posted by Ram Bhakt:
..but I do fear a lot about how I will die.



There are lot of un/natural way of dying peacefully.

Most common natural way of dying peacefully is having heart attack in sleep.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


There are lot of un/natural way of dying peacefully.

Most common natural way of dying peacefully is having heart attack in sleep.



Yeah, that's my favorite way of dying!
 
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When you die people go through all of your things and take all of your stuff.
 
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
When you die people go through all of your things and take all of your stuff.



theh moment you die, nothing belongs to you ..
 
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*NERD ALERT*

Ever watch Babylon 5? One of the most interesting characters I thought they had was a creature that was the first and oldest living thing in the galaxy. I'll skip most of the details but he goes on to say that short life is one of the best gifts mankind has been given. For races such as his, they know love to be fleeting and of the moment, but for races with shorter lifespans, love can be truly be thought of as eternal. As he says, its one of the great 'delusions' we have been gifted with.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:

There are lot of un/natural way of dying peacefully.


Very true, just that you don't know whether you'll be lucky enough to be death those ways.


Originally posted by R K Singh:

Most common natural way of dying peacefully is having heart attack in sleep.



Looks like you don't know anybody who died of heart attack. I do and I can assure you that it is not at all peaceful. The pain is unbearable. Nobody can "sleep" while having a heart attack. What you think of as sleep is actually coma, which occurs due to causes other than heart attack and then the heart fails due to those other causes.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


theh moment you die, nothing belongs to you ..



How do you know?
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


theh moment you die, nothing belongs to you ..



Your deeds - good or bad, will always belong to you
 
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Originally posted by Scott Selikoff:
*NERD ALERT*

Ever watch Babylon 5? One of the most interesting characters I thought they had was a creature that was the first and oldest living thing in the galaxy. I'll skip most of the details but he goes on to say that short life is one of the best gifts mankind has been given. For races such as his, they know love to be fleeting and of the moment, but for races with shorter lifespans, love can be truly be thought of as eternal. As he says, its one of the great 'delusions' we have been gifted with.



I bet that creature had better love life then me. I can't even remember anyone saying that they loved me. If I lived long enough, I would have time to find love.
 
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Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
I bet that creature had better love life then me. I can't even remember anyone saying that they loved me. If I lived long enough, I would have time to find love.



Well actually he was the first living thing and one of very few to be given immortal life so he had to watch everyone he ever loved die as well as anyone he could ever love, so I think he'd disagree. But your post does deserve a

Is it better to have love and lost than to have never loved before? I used to think questions like this were rheotorical, but that was before I had ever really learned to love, and known what its like to lose someone you love.
[ January 06, 2006: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:
I mean why ??

Once you are dead you are dead.

Then why to fear ??



Once you are dead you are not dead. Its your body that is dead.
Thats why people who fear , fear. as they are taking along what they reaped.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


If you have ever narrow escaped any motor accident, then you know that you dont think about heaven and hell.

Just after escaping accident, you are first shocked and then happy to be alive.
And when you gain more conciousness, then you say thanks to God.

I doubt that it is a fear of unknown or fear is about hell or heaven.



I recall skidding at the Ghat section between Bangalore and Mangalore. I was thrown of my bike and as I was still moving forward with my arm being scraped on the road, I was looking at this truck heading straight towards me with a load screeching braking noise. It was not God or family I was thinking of. It was not fear of dead either.
It was the feeling of pure helplessness.
 
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Originally posted by Scott Selikoff:


Well actually he was the first living thing and one of very few to be given immortal life so he had to watch everyone he ever loved die as well as anyone he could ever love, so I think he'd disagree. But your post does deserve a

Is it better to have love and lost than to have never loved before? I used to think questions like this were rheotorical, but that was before I had ever really learned to love, and known what its like to lose someone you love.

[ January 06, 2006: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]




I am grateful however that has not lost anyone that I really loved. Whenever I break up with someone, instead of feeling instantly depressed and upset, I just slowly drift back to how I felt before I met her, which is usually very depressed. I however will try my best to overcome this. I might not have many redeeming qualities but I do have is determination to succeed using the power of science, using inner strength to succeed and bravery.

Yahooooo!!!
 
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life is on-line, death is like off-line

do you fear go offline, forever?

why?
 
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so our destination is death.
what we are doing here

make an equation
I = soul + body
if we think this concept in detail.
body has fixed life .
soul never die.
 
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I don't fear death. It's a natural thing.
 
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Yeah, I think the death itself is nothing to fear. It's how you get their that bothers me. I think a painful, excrushiating death certainly -is- on my list of things to avoid. I think if anyone is alive and they see certain death coming up quick they should definately back peddle if possible. ie Waterfall and your in a boat. Anyone who wouldn't try for the safe shore might be considered a tad foolish or maybe has a terminal issue. I guess it depends. Heck yeah, I'm afraid of it. Maybe theirs nothing to fear but fear itself. Hey I like that.
 
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Clarification (damn it; like it would need one!) :roll:

I wouldn't like a slow and painful death. I wouldn't mind dying in my sleep though.
 
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Clarification (damn it; like it would need one!) :roll:

I wouldn't like a slow and painful death. I wouldn't mind dying in my sleep though.



Make me wonder if there is such a thing as an unatural death??
 
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un-natural death could equate to murder, in some people's eyes
 
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