If you don`t believe in eternal existance of reward or punishment,then why does everyone try to prolong life? Why would a nonbeliever fear death?
If you do believe in eternal existence of reward or punishment, then why does everyone try to prolong life? Why would a believer fear death? I would assume they would welcome going to their father in the sky.
Without any evidence at all of heaven or hell, I can only assume it does not exist. Without the fear of hell there is no fear of death, and while I do not welcome death I have no fear of it, either.
You are joking. Right? If this is all there is, and there's nothing more; wouldn't it make sense to avoid the end of consciousness when possible?
I assume you are a believer. If you believe you have some eternal reward waiting, why are you still here? By your logic believers should be rushing toward death.
I choose not to cling to life as a human, for I know with a certainty that my spiritual after-life is something to look forward to as a spiritual child of God.
I am a nonbeliever and trying to prolong life and fearing death may be more disconnected than anyone would like to think.
Of course I don't believe death to be an unfortunate state, since I view it as the end of our existence period. Many nonbelievers don't see death itself as something to be feared or denied.
Attempts to prolong life seem to come from the positive aspects of existence rather than a fear of nonexistence. Nagel probably would have conceded that death is not a bad state so-to-speak, but he claimed it harms us in the sense that it deprives us of any positive things we could gain from more life.
Existence is a wonderful mystery and I believe this life is all we have. Nevertheless, dying isn't something to be anxious about since none of us will be around to fret about it.
by A Thousand Words4 years ago
I was just laying here on my mother's bedroom floor. She turned to one of the TV preachers, and he was talking about how much Jesus loves us, and the sacrifices that He made for us, and how every human is expected to...
by The Minstrel5 years ago
Ultimately, Christianity is a personal thing before a personal God, not the church. Could it just be that human beings are screwed up and like any other organization on the face of this earth, the church has its fair...
by andycool2 months ago
I've heard so much in the forums about believing and not believing in Religion or God, being atheist or religious or agnostic and so forth, I've just got confused that is there anyone out there concerned about the role...
by Disappearinghead5 years ago
We are constantly told on this forum that those who "choose to reject God" go to hell when they die. This creates a contradiction to the concept of God is love to this person, a mere paradox to that person,...
by Claire Evans2 years ago
I've heard that atheists claim that the point of their existence is to leave the world in a better place. As we know, the world is never a better place. Why struggle through life, learn to love and then die?...
by Alem Belton5 years ago
After an internal debate between science and philosophy I am leaning towards an answer of yes. This is due to the fact that the scientific explanation for the existence of life is greatly flawed, which leaves only one...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.