A Fear of Death

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    Mar 27, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    I've felt this before. Just curious who else knows this feeling and what you make of it. http://www.globalone.tv/profiles/blogs/no-fear
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 28, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Woody Allen said, "I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

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    Mar 28, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    My fifth birthday party was interrupted by a Hezbollah rocket attack.

    For the next 12 hours I sat in a bomb shelter and witnessed houses, cars, shops and people blown up.

    That day I lost the fear of death.

    It was the best birthday present one could ever receive.
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    I do not fear death. I fear dying without knowing love.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 28, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    I was in a taxi once, late at night. Long story but we picked up some drunk Canadian Aboriginals. The really hot one next to me pulled a knife and threatened to kill me. I have no clue why, and he was obviously faking since I'm still here. I had another life experience when we helped him into the place his family lived in the res. Another long story.
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Yes.
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidI do not fear death. I fear dying without knowing love.


    This. Death is completely natural & is not the end. I don't fear dying. But I want to experience everything I can in this life, and not enough has been checked off my bucket list. Including the whole relationship/love thing.
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Fearing death implies a fear of hell
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidFearing death implies a fear of hell



    Well, I definitely was raised in a fundamentalist Christian home, so I grew up with a very real fear of hell. And even though I have put that belief system behind me intellectually, I still fear hell on a subconscious emotional level. After all the years of therapy I've been through to try and overcome the religious abuse, I still can't seem to shake that horrible feeling. Not sure I ever will. Therefore, it's inconcevable to me that someone can actually live life without fearing death. icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
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    Aggieboy saidFearing death implies a fear of hell



    Well, I definitely was raised in a fundamentalist Christian home, so I grew up with a very real fear of hell. And even though I have put that belief system behind me intellectually, I still fear hell on a subconscious emotional level. After all the years of therapy I've been through to try and overcome the religious abuse, I still can't seem to shake that horrible feeling. Not sure I ever will. Therefore, it's inconcevable to me that someone can actually live life without fearing death. icon_neutral.gif


    lol, I was raised Catholic and marinaded in fear of hell and guilt. The marinade was refreshed every week with thunderous preachings from the pulpit.

    My way out was to realize that (being an imperfect soul when it came to loving others like Christ did) if I couldn't conceive of damning someone to hell forever, then god, who Christ said was the font of perfect love, wouldn't either. At that point I began smelling a rat in religion, and decided I could believe in god without it.

    As for fear of death, yes I do, but not for the above reasons.

    I fear death because of the grief of those left behind. I fear death because of the idea of Bill being left alone. I fear death because of the people and pets that depend on me. I fear death because I don't want to be separated from what and who I love.

    -Doug
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    I don't fear death itself, it's the act of dying that scares me. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    I used to think I'd like to try death out to see if it suited me but could make the choice to come back if it didn't.

    Since my father died at the beginning of the year, I've felt for my own mortality in a way that my stupid-asshole younger self two decades ago never felt before.
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    I don't fear death itself, but the manner in which I die concerns me.

    After seeing various relatives pass on after a month or two of deteriorating in a nursing home, I'd rather somebody club me to death with a spade shovel.
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidI don't fear death itself, but the manner in which I die concerns me.

    After seeing various relatives pass on after a month or two of deteriorating in a nursing home, I'd rather somebody club me to death with a spade shovel.


    I would hate suffering like that too....icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    I don't fear Death. I no longer welcome it, since I've learned to appreciate that there is more to life than superficial fleeting things society places before us. Life has taken on a form since I tried to commit suicide a couple years ago. Everyday is a gift. I am a gift (not implying GOD's Gift To Mankind), and those in my life a gift too. I used to fear not living every moment to it's height when I was younger. Still, never feared Death. I learned to be content with Life and Death as they come. I may be able to shape my life, but not choose the hour of my death. So I made with that, as best I can, despite my intuition and instincts.
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    2 fear death is 2 fear life
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    I do not fear death... it's just the gateway to another journey. I am religious, albeit more spiritual (whatever that means nowadays), and I believe in heaven, purgatory, and hell... although, my thoughts on them are not completely written in stone.

    I am learning a lot from my mom about death because she is currently working as a hospice nurse. Death can be beautiful or ugly, and it seems to be if the person who is dying is filled with regret or not. Family also seems to be an important part in someone's passing.
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    I do not fear death. I do however fear the way i would die
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    I don't fear death, but more so how I will check out.
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    I don't fear death, death is easy.. I fear life! Life can be difficult!
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Death is part of the package when given Life. Embrace everything from beginning to end - the good, the bad and the ugly - before you depart and consider yourself blessed because YOU were given the Gift of a LIFETIME to walk the Earth and make a difference.

    Just like you are doing now......
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    There have been some great responses posted, but I have the feeling no one has actually read the article in my original post. I'm interested in knowing who else has experienced the feeling he talks about in his near death experiences. Have you ever felt this feeling and what do you think this feeling means? Where does it originate? I ask these questions because I think it could be a clue to something much deeper.
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:17 PM GMT

    OK I Read it.
    My feeling is that he experienced what a lot of people do in a crisis situation (and have experienced it myself); they achieve an immediate plateau of calm clarity for the crisis duration. Later they process the crisis and the feelings suppressed surface, like they did in his dreams.

    -Doug
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidI do not fear death. I fear dying without knowing love.

    ^^This..Dying without knowing love is horrible..or rather Horror to life! so love with abundance.. so does your enemy!
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    Mar 28, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    I don't think I'm afraid of dying but more so afraid of what can come after, the unknown kind of scares me.