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Are You Scared Of Death?  
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Sorry in case I'm getting on anyone nerves, but here's another thing bugging me. With one member pointing out that one main reason for people believing in religion is that they're scared of death and what's going to happen after, I'd like to know whether you are scared of death.

After all, it's the only thing in life we can be 100% certain of, yet many people still are afraid that one day they will have die. I'm not talking about getting killed in a horrible car accident or dying from cancer in the worst pain possible, just the simple fact that all of us, without exception, will, on one day, have to leave this stage called life.

Was that just me?  Big grin


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Sure, everyone is afraid of death. Those that say they aren't are liars. Some are more afraid than others, but everyone is afraid of dying sooner than they would like.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

ArmitageShanks: I, for one, am not a liar, and I am not scared of death. I am concerned that I may have to go through a great deal of pain; hence I am scared of how I may die, but I am not scared of death. I will miss so many wonderful things in this world: The sound of a string section soaring and diving; the sight of a great blue heron landing on a frozen lake; the smell of scallops being seared in a hot pan; the feel of my girlfiriends hair...but that makes me forlorn, not scared.

I am not frightened of death, because I believe that it is a between state, a bardo, as known to Tibetans, whereby the mind prepares to enter a new body. Even if I'm wrong, I respect it, but I do not fear it.

Logan


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

everyone is afraid of dying sooner than they would like.

That's a better description.

It's not the dying that scares everyone, but for most, it's the uncertainty of when


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Aloges: I think you need to define the question a little more tightly. Are you asking about the fear of leaving this world (dying, perhaps prematurely) or about the fear of what may lie beyond this world (the result of death)? Or some combination of these? It seemed clear to me that you were not asking about being afraid of how one will die (I would argue that many/most of us are afraid of that, myself included). I tried to weigh in with my thoughts, but semantics make this cumbersome.

Logan

[Edited 2004-11-30 19:48:59]

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I honestly don't think I'm afraid of death - it's getting there that worries me. What I'm afraid of more than anything is growing old.

User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I'm not too bothered about death.. but I don't want it to happen just yet because there's so much to experience in life, and I'd like to be around a bit longer so I can experience a bit more  Laugh out loud

When I'm older (I mean, really old) I don't think I'll be bothered about death at all. That's if life has been pretty decent..

Tom


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I do believe CB made a valid point about. I am not worried about death (i mean i wont remember it, will i?)

I am concerned with WHEN I will die.


User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

It seems like people are afraid more of the unknown, than death itself.


Death itself actually doesn't frighten me, it is the circumstances that surround it that do. Of course I don't go around dwelling on it either. That would make life pointless.


User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Liar or not... but I'm not afraid of death. Why should I be?
I'm a strong believer that when I die, I die and there's nothing after that!

Don't take this as a religious judgment as it's not meant to be one.



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

I'm more afraid of the deaths of the people I love. That has always been my main anxiety related to OCD. But I am not afraid of my own death, because I know that I trust myself to God. I agree with TheCoz, it's the circumstances that concern me more.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I really don't think I am afraid of dieing... If it happens in an accident or something chances are it will happen so fast that I wouldn't even have a chance to realise what happened... Now growing old on the other hand  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineNW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

I'm not afraid of dying. I'm not afraid of when I'll die. I'll die when it's my time to go. Then I'll go to Heaven for all of eternity. So that doesn't scare me in the least. I know where I'm going after I die, and as far as when I die, God knows when I'm going to die. When I'm done with the purpose God has intended me for I'll go home.
NW747400


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Sort of made my peace with sudden death when I was young. So many of my friends were killed in Vietnam, or training to go there.

Then a disturbing thing happened. I survived my youth. All of it! I am no longer young and so, I now have to make my peace with growing old. That is a little distressing. I've watched the young and middle-aged people from my childhood grow old and die. I am now part of the older generation. For all that, I don't think I am afraid of dying, but I think I might be when I know it is imminent.

Not being afraid of death is sort of like the bold talk one gets about war from people who know they are not the one who will be going to war. Easy to be brave in the absence of any real threat.

I expect to die in bed but I'm not afraid to get into the thing each night.




Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Death is one of the few things that scares the crap out of me. I don't know what I fear the most, the fear of not knowing what's going to happen or the event itself.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

I for one am not worried at all.

After much discussion with my (much younger) spouse, we agreed that whatever the state I am in (conscious/unconscious) I would be made a follower of the religion that promises the best after life conditions.
(a lesson to remember: female jealousy does not end with death)

I have been "shopping" around and found a very promising offer.

The only question now is how fit will I be when I reach there, because the brochure describes plenty of exciting activities, but it all implies you are in good health and does not say a word about a transitional rehabilition therapy.

Who knows ?



User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

NW747400:

I'll die when it's my time to go. Then I'll go to Heaven for all of eternity.

Pretty sure of yourself and your salvation status, aren't you?

SlamClick:

I expect to die in bed but I'm not afraid to get into the thing each night.

Hee hee!

As for myself, I'm not *afraid* of death right now... maybe, as SlamClick says, I'll get afraid of it as it becomes more likely. I do worry about those that I'll leave behind if I was to die early. I wonder about how I might die and hope that it won't be too nasty. But what can I do? Sit around all day and worry? Nah, life goes on and I'll go on with it until it's my turn to leave it.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Scarlet -

If you believe the Bible is true, then God promises that we cannot lose our salvation if we believe in Christ with all our heart.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

I'm afraid of there being a final ending. However, I'm not totally convinced that death is the final bell for all of us. I'm convinced, but not certain, that there is indeed an afterlife in some way or another, and though I am skeptical about most supernatural reports, I do believe in the supernatural in one way or another.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Redngold - there is where our beliefs diverge.  Smile


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

What I'm afraid of, like many others, is what happens before my death. The death itself is the end, and my philosophy is that wherever people go after death, it must be a good place, 'cause no-one has come back. (I hope such a joking attitude doesn't offend anyone - it's just the way I see it)

How I die, like I said, is an issue for me. Even though all four of my grandparents were taken by cancer, which probably makes it more likely for me to go the same way, I kind of hope it's going to be quick and painless. A relatively egocentric wish, I guess - the more painless for me, the more painful for those who care.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I am absolutely not scared of death.
BUT, I'm really scared of diseases, pain, and the end of life.

But as like everybody I will go through it, I should relax about it, which I manage to do normally.
After death, I believe there's nothing. If I'm wrong, it will be a big surprise.


User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

I'm scared of death.

The pain etc doesnt bother me. Its what happens when I'm dead that bothers me.

the options seem to be put in the ground and rot, be cremated, or be frozen hoping someone can bring me back to life.

rotting and being burnt after I die scare me!

Oh and getting old, thats more scary!


Jamo


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4318 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

I actually have a different take (philosophy?), about death and dying.

I think in fact that if many people thought about what they are really afraid of, is not of death itself, but of not having experienced everything you wanted to experience while alive.

When (hopefully), I get to such an age I think that if I thought I had experienced most of what I wanted to, then I would feel at peace.



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

No, not at all. I've got enough NW Worldperks miles to get me were I need to go!

25 Arsenal@LHR : I'm scared of death, i'm more scared of not knowing how i'm going to die, also scared of dying early, which is why i'd rather die at 65+ than 35. It's
26 USAFHummer : I'm scared of both the "when": and the actual "what happens"...having lived through a close family member's sudden and unexpected death from natural c
27 Post contains images Springbok747 : Hell yeah, I'm scared of death. Its the uncertainty that makes it scary. And I'm scared what will happen after death. But no point in worrying about s
28 Photopilot : Am I scared of death, well the answer is an honest NO. Why you might ask. Well I was at one point in time, but now I no longer fear death. Here's why.
29 Logan22L : Wow, Photopilot: You have seen it and then some. I can only imagine what it must have been like to go through what you did, and then to see the world
30 DLKAPA : I'm shit scared of dying early but I don't want to be around as a senile old fart vegetating away in a nursing home. That almost scares me even more t
31 Logan22L : DLKAPA: As someone who does not subscribe to any denominational theological theory, let me offer you something to read. You can be Christian, Jewish,
32 AAplatnumflier : I just want to go in my sleep without suffering. I would rather die in my sleep dreaming a happy dream.
33 Thecoz : AAplatinum, very true. How many people who worry about death so much end up going like that? Probably a lot. Sounds like a waste of time worrying to m
34 Post contains images DLKAPA : I just want to go in my sleep without suffering. I would rather die in my sleep dreaming a happy dream. If I die that way rather than the way my passe
35 StevenUhl777 : The quick answer is NO, I'm not scared of death, because sooner or later, it will happen to me, too. What I am afraid of is an untimely death caused b
36 BN747 : Am I scared of death, well the answer is an honest NO. Why you might ask. Well I was at one point in time, but now I no longer fear death. Here's why.
37 Xpat : As Jasepl said, I'm afraid of growing old and slowly falling apart. Death itself holds no fear for me. I believe destruction (death) is the beginning
38 RobertNL070 : At the risk of writing a whole load of clichés: death is an occupational hazard of life. As many have written, its not so much death, as getting ther
39 Post contains images Q330 : Actually I think there is a scientific explanation for heaven and hell: Wherever you "go" in afterlife is where you think you will be going at the mom
40 Post contains images Vaporlock : I have thought about death but not enough to make me afraid of it! I believe that our fate is already decided when we are born. Kinda werid I know, bu
41 Stratofish : I thinks it´s weird so many here want to know when it`s gonna happen. THAT would scare the hell outta me! Also I fear that I might get involved in so
42 Post contains images ClassicLover : When concerns me... I wouldn't want to know, but now would be a bad time... though I have more or less enjoyed my life up until now. How concerns me..
43 NWAFA : I'm not afraid of Death, I am afaid of dying. I know there is somthing after this earth, but the process of dying...the pain and suffering that may be
44 Levent : I am not afraid of death, but I do hope it will strike me fast and painless when it´s my time. I am afraid though to ever see my girlfriend die, the
45 Pilotaydin : im more scared that i cant do the things i want to, before death, i find that when i am in a depressive state, i am less fearful of death than when th
46 Canadi>nBoy : Am I scared of death? Naaaaaaa. Listen, when it's my time to go, it's my time to go. I have a very personal and intense belief in regards to 'the othe
47 Thumper : Am I scared of Death? Yes! But as my Father always said "Death is not the worst thing in life, just the last" So live your life to the fullest!
48 A319114 : Well yes I'm scared of death. I'm scared that there may be nothing after it but on the other hand, there just might be something. If I take a look at
49 Post contains images SJUboeingGirl : I get scared thinking of diseases and how would I die. Im also afraid of the decomposition of the body
50 Post contains images Anxebla : I am not scared of death... but I'm scared of a severe pain and illness. I prefer to be dead than suffering in my lifetime. I might be happy if I die
51 JBLUA320 : I find solace, and like to believe, that there is something after death. But the "practical" side of me doesnt see how its possible. The concept of "f
52 Post contains links Clrd2go : I love life..with all the ups downs, warts, good and bad..I love it. i want to hang on to it as long as I can..I want to see my grandaughter grow up..
53 Dl021 : I'm not really scared of death....when it's my time it'll be my time. I'm much more concerned with living life....as well and large as possible. Doing
54 Seb146 : I am scared the end of my life will not be worth living. I fear the end will involve a lot of pain. That is what I don't want for this body. But on th
55 UTA_flyingHIGH : Now way. It's in your destiny, when your time has come your time has come. UTA
56 707cMf : Scared of death ? As a (quite) religious person, I am not *that* scared of death. Apprehensive of what lies behind, yes, I would lie if I said I were
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