Census Are you afraid of death?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Condition2SQ, Sep 28, 2012.

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Are you afraid of death?

Yes 31 vote(s) 30.7%
No 70 vote(s) 69.3%
  1. Platelet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 2
    I'm not nearly so scared of my death as the pain that could very likely precede it.
  2. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2006
    star 6
    No.... although I have a huge fear of having never really lived.
  3. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    I fear the universe's death.
  4. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2006
    star 6
    The universe has it coming and you know it
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  5. Ghost Chosen One

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    Oct 13, 2003
    star 6
    Just build one of these ;)
  6. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    Do you guys really want me to go on a long analysis of my feelings about death again? Because I can, easily. I would enjoy it, even, because I enjoy talking about it. But I don't know if you would.:p

    Most of you already know about my extensive feelings on the subject anyway. And I know all of you who know me at least a certain amount will already know what answer I selected.
    Last edited by MrZAP, Sep 29, 2012
  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    ZAP LETO II, THE WORM THAT WALKS

    I think it sucks. I mean, we get something called life that is completely awesome (considering also we won the cosmic lotto and have been born in the first world), and also the awareness that it's going to end in the near future, no matter what we do. No wonder people have chosen to believe in flying bearded men that will take your anima to some galactic Disneyworld for all eternity.

    So it's not a crippling fear, but from time to time I think about it and I of course don't like the idea at all.
  8. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2004
    star 5
    Spend too much time thinking about death and you might find you're wasting your life ;)
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  9. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    Also, I'm surprised. I figured Arlon would have posted a photo of Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean by now.
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  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    I'm afraid of people I love dying--very afraid, after a couple close calls--and I'm afraid of being in pain before my death, but I'm not afraid of what comes after.

    That being said, I don't particularly have anyone depending on me. After I have kids, I might be more afraid, but I think it would be more for what would happen to them if they're young.
  11. Team Padme Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
  12. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    [IMG]
    D'ye feehruh death? That dahk abyss. Alye deeds lay bareruh, alye sins punish-duh?
  13. GenAntilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2007
    star 4
    I'll take muh chances sah.
  14. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    What are you doing? You're not Arlon. You've upset the established order!
  15. Piltdown Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2002
    star 5
    I ain't afraid of nothing.

    Except spiders.

    And fat people in booty shorts.
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  16. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Nov 15, 2004
    star 7
    No, by virtue of simply not thinking about it.
  17. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

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    Apr 18, 2005
    star 5
    I have no reason to fear death, because I am a Christian.

    :)
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  18. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Aug 19, 2003
    star 7
    "When the time comes for me to return to the Kingdom, I'll close my eyes and be screaming 'Freedom'".
    Last edited by MyKe1138, Oct 10, 2012
  19. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    No. I'm afraid it might hurt, though - but I'm afraid of any pain, so go figure. And I hope I will be ready and prepared when my time comes.
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  20. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 1999
    star 7
    In Austria, my 90-year-old uncle (in law) just had a heart attack. He had quintuple bypass surgery seventeen years ago, which gave him an incredible extension of really high quality life. He was a hunter, and he dragged dead deer through the mountain woods on his jury-rigged heart well into his 80s. This time around, he was chatty and in good spirits when the doctors put him under so they could install a stent. The surgeons quickly realized that his heart was too damaged for the stent. His family was called in to decide whether it made sense to bring him out of the induced coma just to tell him he was finished. Tough call, right? "Wake up, we need to tell you something. You're about to die."

    This is a pretty fundamental question I sometimes ask myself. If I could choose, would I prefer a bullet in the back of the head from an unseen assailant without any prior knowledge that death was coming or any sensation of it actually happening, or would I want to know that I was dying and have an opportunity to say farewell to loved ones and prepare myself mentally (despite the complete irrelevance of mental preparation).

    The people left behind have a harder time perhaps with the sudden, unexpected death. The die-er on the other hand has little or no perception of anxiety or fear or pain when death sneaks up from behind.

    Almost everyone who remembers 9/11 has thought about what it must have been like for the people trapped in the WTC above the fires. They had an hour, tops, to come to terms with an unavoidable and immediate death. It didn't matter one bit to the universe whether they did or didn't come to terms with dying, of course, but I hope that at least some of them were able to reduce their fear through concerted mental effort or deny its approach with enough plausibility until the very last second of collapse.
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  21. EHT New Films Manager

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    Sep 13, 2007
    star 6
    It's an interesting question. When I was younger, single, and childless I probably would have preferred the first option. Now that I'm married and have two kids, I would prefer the second scenario, even though it might suck more for me. I would want to be able to say goodbye to them, both for my own peace and as you say for their benefit too.

    When my grandfather died, my daughter (now two and a half years old) was just three months old. We knew he was declining, and he hadn't seen her yet. When we got the call that they expected the end to be within 48 hours, we drove all night to be with him. We did this for all of us, of course, but it was even more special because he got to meet her before he passed (he was still "there" mentally). The day they met was the same day he died; that is still huge for me. My son (now five) had been able to spend time with him twice before that.
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  22. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2004
    star 7
    [IMG]

    "I'm not. No, I'm not."
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  23. timmoishere Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 6
    Only because you we're born into a Christian family or had Christian influences growing up. Why should geography have any effect on whether you get into heaven or not?
  24. GenAntilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2007
    star 4
    Because Christianity is right?
  25. EHT New Films Manager

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    Sep 13, 2007
    star 6
    How is that even an answer?
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