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Old March 17th, 2010 (08:17 AM).
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I was just reading the abortion thread and that got me thinking about living and dying.

Does the thought of dying ever scare you? or are you totally calm about it?

I'm really curious cause I had a huge freak out the other week about it. I've read the novel "The Declaration" by Gemma Malley and even though it's fiction it really made me think. I guess I'm kinda scared about never being able to breathe or eat or talk ever again. And the thought of being buried or cremated *shudder* But then again, if everyone lived forever, new life wouldn't be able to take over.

What do you believe? do you believe in an afterlife, heaven and hell or reincarnation or are you very scientific on the matter? I'd love to read what you guys think!

And sorry if this thread is a bit depressing for anyone! :o
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Old March 17th, 2010 (09:18 AM).
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I consider the possibility of an after-life, although I'm atheist. I'm not really scared about it, I think we'll most likely simply die.
My father used to be Spiritist and he said he has seen a lot, as I know my father, I can say he isn't easy to trick, but I'm going to give it a try myself someday.
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I don't fear death, but I don't like the idea of dying early on in life, I've got a lot of things I'd like to do before I die, and I'd like to see my death coming, thank you very much. :3

Other than that, no...Death is something I accept as part of Life.
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No I don't fear it..It solve everything.
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Does the thought of dying ever scare you? or are you totally calm about it?
does it scare me? yes it does but I try not to think about it, am I totally calm about it? no not really

Do I believe in a after-life? yes I do, I believe in God and Satan/Devil and Jesus and Angels, heaven and hell yup I do.
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Old March 17th, 2010 (10:23 AM). Edited March 17th, 2010 by lollypop1997.
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It did me.A lot!I don't really understand how you die I meen,imagine if you just fell asleep and next thing u know your in the coffin(is that where you put people when they die cause I'm not sure?)

Quote originally posted by Galukxy:
Does the thought of dying ever scare you? or are you totally calm about it?
does it scare me? yes it does but I try not to think about it, am I totally calm about it? no not really

Do I believe in a after-life? yes I do, I believe in God and Satan/Devil and Jesus and Angels, heaven and hell yup I do.
I don't believe in Jesus or God.Don't ask me why,I don't know.

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No I don't fear it..It solve everything.
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I wish I was dead
Why do you wish you were dead?
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Old March 17th, 2010 (10:40 AM).
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Nah, I got most of that fear out of my system when I thought too much about it in elementary school. Then I got the rest out of me when I thought I was dying many years later.

I believe that nobody that is alive right now can possibly know anything about the afterlife, even if they have had "near death experiences". And I really hate it when people are so sure they know, and would even argue about it non-stop.
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Death never really frightened me at all. Once you accept the fact that its the only sure part of your entire life, it becomes more intriguing than anything else.
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Wow, the posts so far cheered me up about the topic. (Mostly cause of the believers, love you guys ) But yeah, generally, it freaks me out.
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I think dead is dead. No heaven or afterlife or anything, but it doesn't really freak me out a lot. I mean I don't want to die, but I'm not exactly scared to die. Everyone dies.

I'll probably donate my body to science, if this has anything to do with the topic. I won't care when I'm dead. Giving it to science and it possibly helping someone is better than it rotting in a wooden box underground or being burned into ashes. I find both of those options pretty gross...
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Why should I be scared of death? It's 100% natural part of life. The way I see it, death is the beginning of a fun afterlife rather than the end of our miserable existence.
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"When God is on my side whom/what then shal I fear" Why should I bescared of death it's a natrual part of life and after I die I am going into heaven. "for who any believes in him, shal not parish but have ever lasting life" But truth be told I don't wish to die any time soon. I still have a lot of things I need to take care of on this world and do.
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Am Iscared of dying? Well sort of not now anyway, I am only young. I do believe in Heaven and Hell, Jesus and God but not the devil. My friend is really religousand se believes in the Kuran, sorry if a I spelt it wrong. She is turkish and she explains what to say and act in thier culture and beliefs.

For me I would like to Dye from old age the most natural way of dying there is. I want to be at least over 85 years old. I want my life to exapnd to the greatest it can exapnd from. AND I want to spend even those tiny minuties with my family and friends.
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Wow pretty deep answers guys.

I dunno I'm just a sort of restless person and being dead would be so....boring :L
I know I've got years and years yet but I hope it's as [as it is put in the Harry Potter novels] "quick and easy as falling asleep"

I also like to believe in reincarnation a little bit. To come back as something or someone else would be better than just ceasing to exist. Even if it's a bit far fetche'd and it totally contradicts science noboy really knows do they??
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Quote originally posted by luf100:
I think dead is dead. No heaven or afterlife or anything, but it doesn't really freak me out a lot. I mean I don't want to die, but I'm not exactly scared to die. Everyone dies.

I'll probably donate my body to science, if this has anything to do with the topic. I won't care when I'm dead. Giving it to science and it possibly helping someone is better than it rotting in a wooden box underground or being burned into ashes. I find both of those options pretty gross...
I swear my brain just jumped out of my brain and hacked your account, because that is exactly how I feel about death. Mind you, I don't really find burial/cremation gross though.

More than anything death intrigues me. I've spent ages thinking about what it's like dying, I mean does everything just go black, or do you see a bright light, what?
As for how I would like to die, I want to live as long as possible, but only as long as I don't have to live my life hooked up to life support machines and need to have people wipe my **** for me. It'd be cool if I lived to 106 though, because then I'd have lived in three different centuries .
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Why is it serious topic March?!?!?! For goodness sakes.

Death happens to everyone. No reason to fear something inevitable.
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Sorta curious why you put the 'd' in "death" in your title in Caps...


Anyways, well, of course I'm scared. Who isn't, unless your extremely calm *coughChibicough*. But it's like Chibi said. Death is inevitable. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with it in a few decades, but when it does come, I just hope I die a happy man. I'll embrace Death (yes, caps) if I had.
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Sorta curious why you put the 'd' in "death" in your title in Caps...
He's totally talking about Death, the guy with the scythe who steals souls, and ends up cheating at board games with you in a contest to see if your soul can return to the living world or not, so you can save your girlfriends from your evil robotic twins from the future.
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"Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not."
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He's totally talking about Death, the guy with the scythe who steals souls, and ends up cheating at board games with you in a contest to see if your soul can return to the living world or not, so you can save your girlfriends from your evil robotic twins from the future.
Haha, I guessed at much... well, the board games are a little much. Lay of my girl

Well, in this case, no, I'm still not scared. Death is a force, and I doubt it'll get a body sooner or later. That's like gravity growing a head. xD
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Hmmm...kinda.

I hope there's some sort of brilliant afterlife.
I wanna kinda be able to re-do my life.Get more friends, etc.

I'm christian, but I'm terrified in case there isn't a heaven, or it isn't actually that good
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I'd like to also chime in, that the topic of "death" wouldn't be as scary if there wasn't so much allusion and controversy surrounding it.

I'm quite sure if I was raised with the simple premise of, "We live, we die, that's the way of life" then I would be less worried about dying.

The fact that we spend our whole lives trying to stay alive, and worry about the concepts of different religions and beliefs, really factors in to the reason why some of us worry about dying so much. The notions and possibilities that are given to us confuse us and make us speculate, and believe we can avoid death... in which, unless certain medical breakthroughs happen, we can not.

Wondering questions like, "Is there an afterlife," and "are there ghosts" and "is this religion true?" and "am I following the religion / belief correctly?" all factor in to it.
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I'm obsessed with death, corpses, blood, morbid stuff...

So, no, not at all.

I believe in reincarnation and don't fear death; Karma isn't to be feared either, if you avoid making bad karma for yourself.
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The capitilisation in death wasn't intentional. I have a wierd thing of capatalising all the words in a title. But I got lazy half way through. XD Yano, just leave it :L I can see how you'd take it wrong :L
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