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you are so correct. the tasks awaiting us in God's kingdom are unknown until we enter its gates.
You are an "amazing thinker". Like I commented here, if you live fearing death, then you are not really living to your full potential..
also tru 4 those of us who have had a near death experience.that glimpse of the afterlife is so compelling it makes us look forward 2 a permanent transition there. As U state the only fear is in the pain that may be associated with that transition
Clearly people who commit suicide have more fear of (life) than they do of death. Ill patients who desire euthanasia also view death as a "release" from a painful existence. As you stated some see death as a (positive alternative) to their lives.
Do you believe someone who commits suicide was afraid of dying?
I honestly believe there are people who aren't afraid to die. Usually when someone mentions the "spirit world" it's tied to a religious/metaphysical point of view of a higher power. :-)
ds:those who commit suicide R more afraid of living than dying. Nothing is absolute in statement or in fact. Spirituality, or belief in an afterlife have nothing 2 do with religion.
d.william-many individuals have accepted that their last day is on its way. The individual knows that it is impossible to escape this one-way trip. That does not mean that people do not want to live, but they have accepted their trip to God's kingdom
tar: U may B right 2 an extent.When life becomes 2 unbearable 4 those in dire emotional/physical pain & choose 2 end their own misery,i am sure they would prefer 2 B alive & happy rather than constant pain=fear of living outweighs fear of dy
I like your last sentence...life is more meaningful than it appears to us. You are right, and everyone would live much better if they could envision this. There is much more to everything than just what we physically see.
lupine, it is so nice of you brother to have commented so appreciatively. Thank you very much.
Harishprasad, You a very welcome... it is no bother at all. I enjoy interacting with insightful people like you. Have a great day!
And yet many of us Christians are praying for "recovery" from illness night and day to (avoid) going through death's door. I admire those who call funerals "home goings" and who recall funny stories, laugh, play music, and celebrate "transitions".
seeking recovery from illness through prayer is a normal activity for anyone who believes their work in the physical world is not finished. however, this is because we do not know the work to be assigned to us when we reside in God's kingdom.