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Census Are you afraid of death?

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

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Are you afraid of death?

  1. Yes

    32 vote(s)
    31.1%
  2. No

    71 vote(s)
    68.9%
  1. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 29, 2013

    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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    I'm only 22, so I'm not too worried about ceasing to be.
     
  3. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 2, 2007
    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

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 23, 2009
    Okay, Dr. House....
     
  5. JediTerminator

    JediTerminator Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 23, 2004
    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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    May 4, 2003
    How exactly do you purport to do that?
     
  7. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jul 7, 2000
    Not afraid of dying. Even if there's nothing after death, I'm okay with this.
     
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  8. slightly_unhinged

    slightly_unhinged Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 28, 2014
    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

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 30, 2009

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  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Mar 4, 2011
    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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    It seems like the younglings on here are the religious nuts.
     
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 23, 1999
    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.
     
  14. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 9, 2002
    No, I don't think there's anything after death really. I came from nothing and to nothing I'll return