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I have no fear of death, because I have the hypothymic temperament, as part of my Bipolar II. So basically every time I go through a traumatic experience... It wouldn't take long for me to recover, but never forget it either and just merely adds to my experience.

Basically just an added extra feature and also a self protection mechanism, that is part of my personality... Considering the kind of crap that I've had to endure over 24 years of my life.
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netdisorder wrote:

When you understand that when you die, you disperse into proteins. It's not as hard to accept death because fear comes from the unknown. I know, therefore I am not as afraid.

Just consider death to be a un-birth experience. You go back to not existing anymore, just like it always was before you were born. Technically speaking, we all have experience being dead. Pre-birth is training for it.


Thanks, that's really comforting in a nihilistic sort of perspective. So all the stillborn babies and miscarriages were basically dead from the get go?


This goes into the debate of "When is it life, and not just a molecule" debate. Pro lifers believe that the second the womb is inseminated, that is life. Although not intelligent life. Pro choice usually figures that life is when one is in a conscious state of living. Which could go as far as considering neo-nates, "non living", as ridiculous as that sounds.

Both are wrong, but that was an example of a topic that isn't easy to debate because it is completely subjective, even from a medical standpoint. It comes down to values. At what point do you believe a life form is capable of suffering.

When it comes down to stillborns and miscarriages, then yes. I believe they have not had a chance at real consciousness. So in that particular case, I don't think they have really "lived", whether or not they could be considered as a "living being".
Posted 7/18/12

netdisorder wrote:


DangerousYams wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

When you understand that when you die, you disperse into proteins. It's not as hard to accept death because fear comes from the unknown. I know, therefore I am not as afraid.

Just consider death to be a un-birth experience. You go back to not existing anymore, just like it always was before you were born. Technically speaking, we all have experience being dead. Pre-birth is training for it.


Thanks, that's really comforting in a nihilistic sort of perspective. So all the stillborn babies and miscarriages were basically dead from the get go?


This goes into the debate of "When is it life, and not just a molecule" debate. Pro lifers believe that the second the womb is inseminated, that is life. Although not intelligent life. Pro choice usually figures that life is when one is in a conscious state of living. Which could go as far as considering neo-nates, "non living", as ridiculous as that sounds.

Both are wrong, but that was an example of a topic that isn't easy to debate because it is completely subjective, even from a medical standpoint. It comes down to values. At what point do you believe a life form is capable of suffering.

When it comes down to stillborns and miscarriages, then yes. I believe they have not had a chance at real consciousness. So in that particular case, I don't think they have really "lived", whether or not they could be considered as a "living being".


That's real cold man. But whatever, you think they aren't alive because they aren't aware they are alive; thus they can't be lumped in with the rest of us.
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Posted 7/18/12
I'm not afraid of death. I'm afraid of the process of dying.
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Posted 7/18/12

DangerousYams wrote:


netdisorder wrote:


DangerousYams wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

When you understand that when you die, you disperse into proteins. It's not as hard to accept death because fear comes from the unknown. I know, therefore I am not as afraid.

Just consider death to be a un-birth experience. You go back to not existing anymore, just like it always was before you were born. Technically speaking, we all have experience being dead. Pre-birth is training for it.


Thanks, that's really comforting in a nihilistic sort of perspective. So all the stillborn babies and miscarriages were basically dead from the get go?


This goes into the debate of "When is it life, and not just a molecule" debate. Pro lifers believe that the second the womb is inseminated, that is life. Although not intelligent life. Pro choice usually figures that life is when one is in a conscious state of living. Which could go as far as considering neo-nates, "non living", as ridiculous as that sounds.

Both are wrong, but that was an example of a topic that isn't easy to debate because it is completely subjective, even from a medical standpoint. It comes down to values. At what point do you believe a life form is capable of suffering.

When it comes down to stillborns and miscarriages, then yes. I believe they have not had a chance at real consciousness. So in that particular case, I don't think they have really "lived", whether or not they could be considered as a "living being".


That's real cold man. But whatever, you think they aren't alive because they aren't aware they are alive; thus they can't be lumped in with the rest of us.


That's not what I said. I said they are not conscious, despite being a "living being". Hence they have not really lived yet.
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Posted 7/18/12
Everyone fears death.
It's the only evidence that were still alive.

Wow...that sounded like a quote didn't it?
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Posted 7/19/12
Nope... Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ gives me the greatest comfort about death.
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i not really scared of death but im scared of getting really old. just the fact of being all old not being able to do much at all i fear that more than death
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Posted 7/21/12
You are assuming I fear death. Or anything.
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Because my instincts tell me to.
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Posted 7/21/12
I'm afraid of pain, not death.

Why bother fearing death beyond any potential pain that might occur beforehand? I'm just borrowing the blueprint my body is constructed from and repaired with. I'm borrowing the resources that its built from and the nutrients I consume to provide it fuel and materials. I by no means expect this to be a thing of permanence in any way, shape, or form.

Quite to the contrary, I wouldn't mind dying a "good death", as opposed to staving death off for as long as possible.
Posted 7/21/12
Because it's called Death
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I am not afraid to die. Pain on the other hand...
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rc1717 wrote:

I am not afraid to die. Pain on the other hand...


Your punishment must be more severe.

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who doesn't fear death? it's part if our humanity, the thought of our own enevitable demise. everyone should fear and respect this.....or not and wait until you're burning in the fires of hell. :3 your choice
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