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Death « on: July 20, 2010, 11:10 PM »
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Not the most exciting or happy topic, but once that we all will have to face one day, eh. Very Happy

Simply put, what do you think happens existentially when you die, and are you afraid of death?

I expect George to say that your body wisps up to heaven where you are greeted at the pearly gates, and given as much ice cream and Wotsits as you could possibly ask for. My answer, as an atheist, is that is simply the termination of life, just like anything else. Something that comforts me is that I cannot remember existing before I was born, so perhaps death will be similar in that way. What I struggle to fathom is just the thought of my brain shutting down, having no thought processes, and yet time will still roll by.
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Re: Death « Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 11:11 PM »
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 shocking
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Re: Death « Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:14 PM »
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Oh come on, you never think about death? What are you, a cyborg?
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Re: Death « Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 11:18 PM »
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Not the most exciting or happy topic, but once that we all will have to face one day, eh. Very Happy

Simply put, what do you think happens existentially when you die, and are you afraid of death?

I expect George to say that your body wisps up to heaven where you are greeted at the pearly gates, and given as much ice cream and Wotsits as you could possibly ask for. My answer, as an atheist, is that is simply the termination of life, just like anything else. Something that comforts me is that I cannot remember existing before I was born, so perhaps death will be similar in that way. What I struggle to fathom is just the thought of my brain shutting down, having no thought processes, and yet time will still roll by.

I don't think anything happens. Your life ends and that's it.

But yes, I am afraid of death.
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Re: Death « Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 11:24 PM »
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Don't think anything happens whem you die, realistically, but I like the idea of reincarnation. And I'm scared of dying at the moment because I feel like I can make a big impact, but I won't have had the chance.
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Re: Death « Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 11:25 PM »
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Dude, this is deep.

I must admit I've freaked myself out with this subject to the point of not being able to sleep at times. It's very close to trying to explain what the point of our existence is because there is no point if you're going to die and in my opinion become non-existent. I don't believe in spirits or hell or heaven, you just disappear...

Not sure how they do it in this country but in Russia it's custom to bury loved ones together and I think I'd like that for my physical remains. Think
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Re: Death « Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 11:28 PM »
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Well, I believe life is so precious because you only get one chance at it really, we were all the quickest of the sperm (crass way of perceiving things, but it is true)

I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of early death, a life un-fulfilled.

Not sure how they do it in this country but in Russia it's custom to bury loved ones together and I think I'd like that for my physical remains. Think

Skeletons with the holding hands? Very Happy
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Re: Death « Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 11:29 PM »
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Skeletons with the holding hands? Very Happy

Do you not think it's reassuring to be buried next to someone you really loved and shared your life with? It makes me less scared of death. Smile
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Re: Death « Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 11:31 PM »
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I think it's a nice custom yes, just make and sure you put some Right Guard in there, could get hot in the summer. :P
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Re: Death « Reply #9 on: July 20, 2010, 11:39 PM »
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I think it's a nice custom yes, just make and sure you put some Right Guard in there, could get hot in the summer. :P


With you in there, ghadz! vomit



Well, I believe life is so precious because you only get one chance at it really, we were all the quickest of the sperm (crass way of perceiving things, but it is true)

I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of early death, a life un-fulfilled.


Okay but in the grand scheme of things, billions of years... who cares if you do things like fail your uni degree? You could move away to some isolated place in Canada and after a few years people may think you've died, is our individual identity really that important to life? Hmm this is why I hate this subject. I sound like a depressed bint when I love life so much. Smile
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Re: Death « Reply #10 on: July 20, 2010, 11:41 PM »
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Just be sure not to go to La Porcetta before you die, bebes. roflmao

Life is good, enjoy it, when it's game over, it is game over.
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Re: Death « Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010, 11:42 PM »
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Just be sure not to go to La Porcetta before you die, bebes. roflmao

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Re: Death « Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 02:18 AM »
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Well if it's any consolation you won't know you're dead so why worry about it? I think of it as one long nap with no wakey up.

I so don't want to be buried in the ground. No thank you. I would like my ashes to be sprinkled over my favourite picturesque spots which at the moment comprise Niagara-on-the-Lake and Ben More in Scotland. I would have liked to be sprinkled on Centre Court, Wimbledon, but I have a feeling it won't be allowed.
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Re: Death « Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 04:12 AM »
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Not the most exciting or happy topic, but once that we all will have to face one day, eh. Very Happy

Simply put, what do you think happens existentially when you die, and are you afraid of death?

Oh crickey - I've just come from the Spooks thread. nervous

I do believe in an after-life and in reincarnation, the after-life just being a pleasant resting place before we are reborn.

Yes I'm afraid of death because it will be a passage into the unknown, but what I find even more fearful about is the way that I will die - will it be sudden, as from a heart attack, or will I have a chance to prepare myself psychologically for it?  Will it be from illness or an accident?  And will I be able to die relatively pain-free and with dignity?

Interesting what you say, Andrew, about time still rolling by after you've gone.  I never used to think about it but now, probably because I'm well into my 60s, the passing of time has become meaningful.  When I read or hear folk talking about events in the foreseeable future, I start wondering if I'll still be around then to experience them - for example, will I still be alive when Andy finishes his career, say in about 10 years' time?  (And would he please hurry up and win a Grand Slam! Smile)

I don't know about how the rest of you feel, but when I was young old age seemed like something that could never happen to me, but something that only happened to other people.  Even now, I don't feel my age, I don't look my age, and I often don't act my age, but the indisputable fact is that my biological clock is surely and irreversibly ticking away towards the inevitable.
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Re: Death « Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 07:44 AM »
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Not afraid of death, but could definitely be afraid of the "dying process" .....
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