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) 31.3%
No 68 vote(s) 68.7%
  1. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2013
    star 3

    Not being a religious person myself, this is what my concern is regarding death--that we just cease to exist. I think part of that fear is why I tried so hard to become a published writer (if only so that I could attempt something akin to a legacy beyond offspring). Unfortunately, said offspring leave me with no time to pursue further writing projects. :p

    Anyway, I've read accounts of people who were dead for a couple seconds or whatnot and how they all seemed to glimpse a light which bolstered or renewed their sense of religion. I personally don't buy it, but who knows? My dad once told me that the older people get, the more inclined they are to believe in religion. So maybe I, too, will change my perspective when faced with my own mortality. Until then, though, I'll continue on without giving death much thought.
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  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    I'm only 22, so I'm not too worried about ceasing to be.
  3. timmoishere Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 6
    Actually, it's been proven that the "white light" is merely a byproduct of oxygen-starved brain cells attempting to survive as long as possible. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a chemical one can take that simulates that exact effect.
  4. DantheJedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
  5. JediTerminator Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2004
    star 5
    I cannot prove or disprove that there is something after death, but I guarantee that if there is something; everyone who has died will be in the same place.
  6. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2003
    star 8
    How exactly do you purport to do that?
  7. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    Not afraid of dying. Even if there's nothing after death, I'm okay with this.
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  8. slightly_unhinged Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 28, 2014
    star 3
    Apart from regretting how little I've done with my life, not really. I don't have any belief in an afterlife and I'm comfortable with the idea of my consciousness coming to an absolute end.

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  9. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 30, 2009
    star 4

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  10. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 4, 2011
    star 7
    I'm 42 and not worried about it either.

    As far as people getting more religious as they age, I've actually become much less so.
  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    It seems like the younglings on here are the religious nuts.
  12. Sarge Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 1998
    star 4
    Heh. IATI thinks I'm a youngling. :cool:O:)
  13. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 1999
    star 5
    I'm not a go-to-church-every-Sunday guy. I'm not even a go every holiday guy...but I have enough faith to believe that there's something wonderful on the other side. Yeah, bring it...it will be interesting. I'm more afraid of the process of dying than actually being dead.