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The fear of death

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Ward Jun 16, 2011. 100 Replies

When I first accepted atheism as my own personal philosophy, I could feel the excitement of rebellion as well as a comforting relief "knowing" that God wasn't real, and neither was Hell. I've found…Continue

Tags: philosophy, meaningless, life, death

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Ellison May 31, 2011. 5 Replies

Hey folks! I'm new to this website, and I'm hoping for a wonderful time with what I hope is a wonderful community. I thought I'd post a topic of interest to me that might have already been discussed…Continue

 

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Telliyah Kennedy liked Ronbun Kontan's discussion The fear of death
Jun 24, 2011
Jason Ward replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Hard heads so still...no."
Jun 16, 2011
River Lizard replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"We have lost 6 family members (dogs, cats and lizards) and all of them were cremated.  I miss them all but I remember all the great times we had together.  We currently have a dog that's at the age of 18 years old, time is running out…"
Jun 15, 2011
Blondin replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"I agree. I have softened my stance on this subject. I used to say that I really didn't want any kind of funeral or service - that if they really wanted to respect my wishes they would do as little as possible in that regard. However, about five…"
Jun 15, 2011
Jason Ward replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"How would giving them the benefit of your knowledge put pressure on them? So....no."
Jun 14, 2011
Akshay Bist replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Pfft! You aren't gonna let that go are you? That quote applies very well in that situation. It doesn't matter if it was originally used in some other discussion. Thats the beauty of quotes. They can be used again & again, in different…"
Jun 14, 2011
Jason Ward replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Funny I was thinking the same thing about you, poor kid."
Jun 14, 2011
Akshay Bist replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"The subject might have been different, but the quote applies here. Currently, the only way to achieve immortality of any kind would be to do something huge. Doesn't matter if it was good or bad. People will always remember both Hitler &…"
Jun 14, 2011
Artor replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"My greatest fear of death arises from the time I've wasted and the regrets for opportunities missed. Best to live your life as fully as possible, and when your time comes, look back and say to yourself, "Well done...""
Jun 13, 2011
Artor replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Hear, hear, Gordon!!!"
Jun 13, 2011
Artor replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Meh, I don't put much stock in life extension solving the world's problems. After all, we're overpopulated as it is. How will things get better if people stop dying? And even if immortality becomes available, most of us will never…"
Jun 13, 2011
Artor replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"It's a matter of focusing on life, not death. Find your meaning right here & now in how you choose to live your life; what kind of legacy you'll leave for your children & friends. Do what you can to make the world, or at least your…"
Jun 13, 2011
River Lizard replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Blondin, I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing your views, which I can relate to 100%.  "
Jun 13, 2011
Bernard replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"I personally don't fear death for the reasons you outline above - I find the idea of eternal life truly terrifying though. Even living in heaven and bathing in bliss and godly love would become intolerable after a few million years. There would…"
Jun 12, 2011
Jason Ward replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"No"
Jun 12, 2011
Akshay Bist replied to Ronbun Kontan's discussion 'The fear of death'
"Sam Harris said in a debate(I'm paraphrasing here) If you don't want to be ridiculed, then it would be wise not to say/post ridiculous statements."
Jun 12, 2011

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