"Why Do You Fear Death?"

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"Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Mallz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:03 am

I'm pretty sure this post is old. And I could be posting this in the wrong thread... but I wanted to add something.
In the conclusion:
If you fear death, yet believe that God does not exist, then you are being irrational. Then again, maybe you uncertain whether death is the end of your existence. Are you ready to die?


http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/fearofdeath.html

What about the fear of ceasing to exist? For the longest time I was afraid of dying, and living forever. Illogical, I know. Now I don't fear living forever. But I don't want to cease to exist, and fear that. If I fear it, others must (to what extent I don't know).

I think its a bit too hasty to assume no one can fear nonexistence. Why wouldn't anyone not fear your total destruction? The end of life?

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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Silvertusk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:50 am

Mallz wrote:I'm pretty sure this post is old. And I could be posting this in the wrong thread... but I wanted to add something.
In the conclusion:
If you fear death, yet believe that God does not exist, then you are being irrational. Then again, maybe you uncertain whether death is the end of your existence. Are you ready to die?


http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/fearofdeath.html

What about the fear of ceasing to exist? For the longest time I was afraid of dying, and living forever. Illogical, I know. Now I don't fear living forever. But I don't want to cease to exist, and fear that. If I fear it, others must (to what extent I don't know).

I think its a bit too hasty to assume no one can fear nonexistence. Why wouldn't anyone not fear your total destruction? The end of life?



Terrifies the hell out of me!

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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Byblos » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:37 am

Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.
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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby RickD » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Byblos wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

Byblos, if you would just accept the assurance of salvation in Christ, then you'd not fear non-existence. There's still a seat reserved for you on the "assurance" bandwagon. Climb aboard, and enjoy the ride. ;)
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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Byblos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 am

RickD wrote:
Byblos wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

Byblos, if you would just accept the assurance of salvation in Christ, then you'd not fear non-existence. There's still a seat reserved for you on the "assurance" bandwagon. Climb aboard, and enjoy the ride. ;)


Where did I say I feared it?
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Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby RickD » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:06 am

Byblos wrote:
RickD wrote:
Byblos wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

Byblos, if you would just accept the assurance of salvation in Christ, then you'd not fear non-existence. There's still a seat reserved for you on the "assurance" bandwagon. Climb aboard, and enjoy the ride. ;)


Where did I say I feared it?

You said:
For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

If one is terrified, one is afraid. Correct? To be afraid is to have fear. Correct?
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Byblos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:07 am

RickD wrote:
Byblos wrote:
RickD wrote:
Byblos wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

Byblos, if you would just accept the assurance of salvation in Christ, then you'd not fear non-existence. There's still a seat reserved for you on the "assurance" bandwagon. Climb aboard, and enjoy the ride. ;)


Where did I say I feared it?

You said:
For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, infinitely more so than the prospects of hell itself. One is by choice, the other is fatal determinism.

If one is terrified, one is afraid. Correct? To be afraid is to have fear. Correct?


And once again I ask, where did I say the fear I speak of is one I am experiencing? And even if that were true (and it's not), what on earth does that have to do with assurance?
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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby RickD » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:12 am

Byblos, you said,"For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence..."
Did I misread that?
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Byblos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:16 am

RickD wrote:Byblos, you said,"For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence..."
Did I misread that?


You did, but it's my fault. For me, those who do not believe logically face an eternity of nothingness. For those who do not believe, for me there's nothing more terrifying than an eternity of nothingness. I should've been clearer.
Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

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Re: "Why Do You Fear Death?"

Postby Lonewolf » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:25 pm

Byblos wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:Terrifies the hell out of me!


:lol: very appropriate answer silver and I could not agree more. For me there's nothing more terrifying than non-existence, ..


When you really get tired of everything, non-existence doesn't seem that terrifying., it probably would be just like falling asleep and that's it. :sleep:


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