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Does death scare you? If so, What aspect of death scares you?

 
 
anil m
 
Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 01:59 am
Most people are scared of it-but what exactly happens at death?
 
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 02:09 am
The aspect of death that scares me is being dead - non-existence.
Render
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 10:55 am
@anil m,
What scares most of us is the complete uncertainty.
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mister kitten
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:01 am
Death does not scare me.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:03 am
wait a minute, all you guys are alive?
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:09 am
@mister kitten,
It doesn't scare me either - I'd only be afraid of any pain that could be associated with it.

Truthfully, I'm sort of looking forward to finding out what happens - not enough to make it come any faster than it will, mind you - but enough that I'm not really dreading it.
I think it helps that several people I really, really love(d) have gone before me too.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 06:35 pm
@Brandon9000,
Brandon9000 wrote:

The aspect of death that scares me is being dead - non-existence.


I don't get that. Can you clarify? For most of eternity you did not exist,. Did this disturb you? You will not know that you have ceased to exist when you cease to exist again. I don't understand how this can be frightening.


Me...I am scared of pain and slow decay whilst alive.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 06:35 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

wait a minute, all you guys are alive?


I'm not.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 06:41 pm
Once I am safely dead, I am certain I will relax. Up until then, I am not too comfortable with it. In fact, I would much prefer to skip death entirely.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 06:43 pm
Death itself not, but if it would happen prematurely or if it were a violent and painful death, that's scary.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 06:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
i would prefer not to know it's happening, i've often said i want to simply wake up dead
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 07:02 pm
Quote:

I'm not scared of dying,
And I don't really care.
If it's peace you find in dying,
Well then let dyin' time be near.

If it's peace you find in dying,
And if dying time is here,
Just bundle up my coffin
'Cause it's cold way down there.

I hear that its cold way down there.
Yeah, crazy cold way down there.
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:30 pm
Only in occasional moments am I not afraid of death and dying. Most of the time I'm afraid of it. Good news is, I've had more of those unafraid moments as I've aged. Perhaps when death finds me, I will be at peace with it. I hope so. Fear is a damnable thing.
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GoshisDead
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:37 pm
Death is a fictional character, I'm about as much scared of him as I am of Moby Dick
ebrown p
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:52 pm
@edgarblythe,
As Woody Allen said, "I am not afraid of death... I just don't want to be there when it happens".
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 12:22 am
@anil m,
anil m wrote:
Most people are scared of it-but what exactly happens at death?
U molt off your human body. Its a quick way to lose weight.
U return to your pre-incarnate status.

When people have been brought back from death, in hospitals,
thay have ofen complained about being brought back. www.IANDS.org





David
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firefly
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 12:49 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
I don't get that. Can you clarify? For most of eternity you did not exist,. Did this disturb you? You will not know that you have ceased to exist when you cease to exist again. I don't understand how this can be frightening.


I keep telling myself that, but it doesn't help much.

I'm not sure whether I feel more frightened or resentful.

Having existed, I don't want to be extinguished.
wayne
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 12:52 am
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

As Woody Allen said, "I am not afraid of death... I just don't want to be there when it happens".



Zactly
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 01:15 am
@firefly,
Quote:
I don't get that. Can you clarify? For most of eternity you did not exist,. Did this disturb you?
You will not know that you have ceased to exist when you cease to exist again.
I don't understand how this can be frightening.
firefly wrote:
I keep telling myself that, but it doesn't help much.

I'm not sure whether I feel more frightened or resentful.

Having existed, I don't want to be extinguished.
I suggest that u attend the next convention of the
International Association of Near Death Studies www.IANDS.org
in Denver, in the beginning of September, and speak to people who
have returned from death. Thay were not extinguished.

Death does not scare me, but I still have use for my human body
(like attending n participating in the IANDS Convention).





David
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 02:36 am
@firefly,
firefly wrote:

Quote:
I don't get that. Can you clarify? For most of eternity you did not exist,. Did this disturb you? You will not know that you have ceased to exist when you cease to exist again. I don't understand how this can be frightening.


I keep telling myself that, but it doesn't help much.

I'm not sure whether I feel more frightened or resentful.

Having existed, I don't want to be extinguished.



I find that fascinating, and I know a lot of people have THAT fear (being extinguished) as THE fear.

Do you somehow feel that you will know you no longer exist?
 

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