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THE FEAR OF DEATH

  1. Osa Osazuwa-Tosan profile image58
    Osa Osazuwa-Tosanposted 8 years ago

    The fear of death is the root of failure, the beginnng of foolishness. If you are afraid to die you will never live. Death is not real. It is an aberration. You can rise above the fear of death. Yet the fear of death reigns supreme in men and women.

    There's much to be said on the subject, but I can't say all here now for lack of time. You can get the total package on <snipped - do not start threads to promote your hubs in the forums>

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      Starting threads to advertise your hubs is frowned upon. Although - you have touched on one of my proofs that all you believers do not really believe in a god.

      Because if you genuinely believed - none of you would be afraid of anything. wink

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
        GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        As to say, we collective aren't afraid now?

        By getting humanity to realize that death is inevitable, a simple fact of life, we can only hope that it allows us to look ahead and direct our society in a better fashion.

        But I'm getting ahead of myself.

        Love the comment, Mark.

        Sincerely,

        G|M

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks. I am not afraid of death myself. At least right now. as you say - it is inevitable.

          I am afraid of dentists though...........

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile: same here that damn tooth ache-inevitable and painful

    2. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree its mans biggest doubt so his greatest fear.

      <snipped hub link>

      The biggest folly man lives with- like he is never going to die. smile

      1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
        Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am not afraid of death.  What I am afraid of is the pain there is when I release this shell as it is a heavy thing.  I am not afriad of death, but am of not seeing all my friends and relations for a while....more of a missing feeling not fear.

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          sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          yeah, I feel similar.  Not afraid of death but can't bear the thought of knowing when I am gone that who I leave behind will hurt.
          A daughter without her mother, a husband without his wife a parent without their child... 
          And even if you say, don't be sad I will be okay and I will see you soon... it doesn't remove the grief.  sad

        2. apeksha profile image60
          apekshaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          You will definitely fill scared when death will come to your way..
          As when you will be driving n suddenly ur life ll come to an end...like such reasons..

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Death is my friend,
            Where there is no trend,

            Why fear,
            It is really near.

            Death is going back home some fear it some welcome it. smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Most fear it, thus religion.

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Religion shows you how to go beyond,that your soul or spirit lives on and that death is the door to God your home. smile

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  No, death is the end of conscious life.

                  1. mohitmisra profile image55
                    mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    No way ,you are a lot more alive and conscious in death than you can ever be when you are alive.Enlightenment is getting a glimpse of that god conscious state.
                    Thats why the wise say we are in a  dream state and need to wake up.
                    Death is the door from this consciousness to god consciousness.

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      Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Bah.  I disagree.  Maybe the fear of death is a thing that pushes us to live, experience, and create while living.  Why is tragedy considered the greater art form, above comedy (although both are reactions to death, in reality)?  Because it speaks to the human condition--the knowledge of death--something we as human beings are aware of, and are the ONLY life forms that are fully aware.

      Anything beautiful always has that slight glimpse of fear, I think, so what is that about...? 

      Well, this is waxing Shakespearean, but why not?  Different perspective for the 'ol religion forum, wink. lol

  2. RKHenry profile image77
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    Don't you think some people, like myself, aren't afraid of death- that we are just afraid of never seeing our love ones again or what might become of them.  I don't fear death.  I know what I mean to my family.  I know how much I'm loved, liked and wanted.  I know my worth.  I am afraid for them.  I don't want them to suffer, cry, miss me, hurt because of my absence.  I love them.  The last thing I'd ever want is for them to cry over me.

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think most people feel exactly the same as you do.

    2. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      [You're welcome Mark, and thanks for sharing that with me. I've gotten to know you better already. wink ]

      And RK and Sandra...you're absolutely right, and these are good ways to approach life.

      But never forget that without a baseline for pain we couldn't have a baseline for happiness. Suffering and torment are facts of life, the only thing we can do is learn from it and come closer to each other. smile

      Love all,

      G|M

  3. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    Fear is unworthy of a child of God whos perfect love casts out. It destroys the confidence that a child should feel in a loving Father and produces instead feelings of shame and guilt.

    1. RKHenry profile image77
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Alrighty then.

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        Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I fear perfection when it is spoken of like this more than death!

        OH, Should he not, "retain that dear perfection which he owest without title?"

        smile

        1. Onusonus profile image86
          Onusonusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee   
          Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,   
          For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,   
          Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.   
          From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,           
          Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,   
          And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,   
          Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.   
          Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,   
          And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
          And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,   
          And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;   
          One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,   
          And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            love the last couplet. smile

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Then tell me why religion teaches FEAR of........
      whatever you want to put in there.

      1. Onusonus profile image86
        Onusonusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I do not know why some religions teach  fear accept perhaps because they do not have a true understanding of the scriptures, and the condemnation of God.

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I see nothing but threats of death and fear right through the bible. The major teachings of religion have a god as psychotic as Zeus.

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Quote from them and I will try and explain smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for the kind offer, I will decline. Despite the many interpretations of the writings themselves, there are hundreds  of such threats throughout all the holy books that are mainstream alone, and then thousands more in all the variations of religious belief of the other hundreds of creeds that make similar claims of death and destruction by judgments from above or from their god.
              I guess we have arrived at differing opinions from our lives and experiences, thoughts and influences. I do not believe in your god.None of your concepts are real to me. I see them as based on a wrong premise. I avoid theosophical arguments, as the last one I had lasted for two years! I would have to cut and paste as it has been many years since I studied, and would be no match for you at this time.You seem to have made my point for me when you mention the condemnation of god.

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Well then you can read some threads where I clarified the meaning of the so called threat.

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  I must say I have seen most arguments already, and have not arrived at the same conclusion.

                  1. mohitmisra profile image55
                    mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Go back and read other threads .

  4. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Nice bit of John Donne. The man was into paradox!
    Have one of mine -

    Lord Yama
    The one who comes again is not the one
    to fear. That he returns serves but to show
    he will not stay for long. His work is done
    by stages, little cuts and tears. You know
    him more by the delusion in his passing,
    the false relief, as of a toothache dulled
    by aspirin, than by the slow amassing
    of marks and scars. His legacy, anulled
    not even partially by misplaced hope,
    kindles a beacon to the one who bides
    his time in shadow, watching, as you grope
    towards his long embrace. Silent, he slides
    a silver cord around you and the glint
    of death is beautiful, and cold as flint.

    1. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Nice! Yours?

      1. Paraglider profile image89
        Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yes. Thanks smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Paraglider I enjoyed your poem very much.

          1. Paraglider profile image89
            Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks!

            1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
              Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I liked it too.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    We've sprung up poetry all over Hubpages for April, poetry month!

    Even beautiful deaths, like flowers!

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That was beautiful Paraglider! And I appreciate showing me John Donne, Onusonus.

      Here's one of mine...a bit darker, but it was published somewhere..if memory serves me..not sure where. And it ties in with the flowers... wink

      Withered
      My own personal hell
      In my own impersonal thoughts

      I'd like to kill,
      I'd like to end,
      I'd like to never have been.

      My own personal hell,
      In my own confining cell.
      I don't see a reason
      To continue this existence,
      I can't seek acceptance within.

      Dirty and rotten,
      Bored through and forgotten.
      Sheered away by sands of time,
      Just cover my body in lime.
      Darkly knowing,
      Sweetly bittered.
      I have deadened - I have withered.

  6. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    You are all very creepy!!!!!!!

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. wink

      Art is meant to stretch our boundaries. People write, make movies, make video games...so that we can explore all of life, and not harm ourselves doing it.

      Sincerely,

      G|M

  7. David Bowman profile image59
    David Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenience me a bit. - Mark Twain

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    ladyvenusposted 8 years ago

    I only made that hub comes from my heart.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I liked it. :)The atheist is looking for enlightenment-the final proof which is just fine. smile

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        ladyvenusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. But look at the first comment I got from publishing that hub. As time goes by I've proved him wrong. Wink*

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I read it.Truth will allways win. wink  ;  followed by ) for the wink

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Truth seldom wins in a world full of religion truth is the first loss.

            1. mohitmisra profile image55
              mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Who is teaching you all this nonsense?

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                You are wink

                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  wink

                  1. earnestshub profile image87
                    earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    As usual you missed it. Mark was pointing out that it is your nonsense, but I guess you take that as a compliment too?

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                ladyvenusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                you asking me? just please read my hub and see who has negative comment on it maybe the first guy but anyway he appreciated me for such courage to published it I'm not afraid of atheist people. lol

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  And I am not afraid of god-botherers, so what?

 
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