Why most people is afraid of death?

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  1. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    What purposes does God give us?
     
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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Don't you recall you were non existent BEFORE you were born?

    Of course you don't. Well when dead you return to the not knowing state

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    Death is unreal, and too steep of consequence. Aswell, life and death ruins the inertia of nothingness so it's more likely we repeat life and death forever.
     
  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    https://www.sciencealert.com/harvar...pinpointed-the-neural-source-of-consciousness

    The above seems to have the mechanics of consciousness

    Remember consciousness is a PROCESS involving signals between the areas noted, and probably others

    WHY we have consciousness I suspect it has a great evolution advantage

    While the numerous senses of the body are mainly directed outward remember other humans are within that outward looking bubble

    This consciousness is also smart enough to note - Hey this body looks like the bodies out there - BINGO self awareness

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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    If I could translate the statements into understandable English there might be a base able to be replied to

    As the post stands there is no context (except perhaps belief) where such statements would fit

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  10. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    I think that people are afraid of death because evolutionary biology has programmed us to want to stay alive at any and all cost. I think that's the only reason that people want to live so much. But if people knew the truth maybe many people would start to question their will to live and the meaning of their life.

    I think that life has no meaning and there is also no God who loves us and cares about us. I also do not believe in a spiritual world of any kind.

    For many people life is very scary and they are always worrying about their future so some people actually have it very hard in life.

    I think that life is so scary and cruel precisely because of the fact that there is no loving God who cares about us and protects us from any trouble.
     
  11. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    It can, but you won't be satisfied with the answer.
     
  12. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    human cannot created life, with present technology, not even based on theory.
    scientists can only play with what existed naturally.
     
  13. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    human cannot created life, with present technology, not even based on theory.

    And when they do where will you move the goalposts to?

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  14. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    scientists can't even create a protozoa from chemicals.
     
  15. Halc Registered Senior Member

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    A being not afraid of death isn't as fit as one that is. So it's been bred into us. On that note:
    Not at all cost. You'll lay it down willingly for the right cause, like your children in danger. That instinct is only fit for a K-strategist, but we are one, so there you go.
    An atheist doesn't necessarily assert lack of spirit, and there are theists that don't believe 'human got spirit' as you put it.

    Funny, it's the dying that worries me too, but suddenly and unexpectedly is what I hope for. An extended dying is the thing to avoid. Unfortunately the healthcare oath vows to prolong that as much as possible, equating torture to 'doing no harm'. Hence my living will.

    I don't recall the bible explicitly splitting it up like that. The Hebrew word for 'soul' for instance means essentially 'all of you', not an immaterial component.

    What nonsense. I don't have any recollection of being in a not-knowing state before I was born, and thus I have no anticipation of returning to such a state.
     
  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Hence my
    Never said you would anticipate

    Made a statement you would

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  17. Halc Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps I misunderstand your post. You said "when dead you return to the not knowing state", and that's the part I disagree with.
    I have never been in a state of not knowing, and hence will not return to it. The statement, as worded, also seems to imply a "you" that can be in a state.
    Well, I suppose so, similar to a rock being in a state of not knowing stuff. I'm not in the habit of referring to rocks and such with 1st/2nd person pronouns, which perhaps is my only disagreement with your statement.
     
  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Well it is taken that before you were born you were in an unknowing state, which by definition, includes not knowing you are in said state

    Indeed your unknowing of your life and existence extends for some period after birth

    Dead is the end of life and knowing

    All very simple really

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  19. Halc Registered Senior Member

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    9 months before I was born there was no me to be in a state, unknowing or otherwise.

    Your view then, not mine. I love how 'birth' makes a difference. Just a change of environment is all.
     
  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    As a retired midwife I can inform yourself, at least in Australia (and most other countries) you are not you until the umbilical cord is cut

    Well after birth you definitely are you

    However you are not aware of being you until someone period after your birth

    Think about your first memory and then think of later when you have a understanding of other people being them and you being you

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    Isn't it something like 18 to 24 months before babies become truly self-aware?
     
  22. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Long ago I had the information but to lazy to re-check

    My memory puts it closer to 3 years

    However not until adult, say passed 18, would it be considered as a subject of thought

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  23. Halc Registered Senior Member

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    You apparently cannot respond to my comment other than with a distraction.
    How is quoting what is apparently a legal definition of human identity a relevant response my comment that before I was, there was no 'me' to be in an unknowing state?
     

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