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Thursday (14.07.11) discussion about death

 
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Thursday (14.07.11) discussion about death Reply with quote

While listening to Jeremy's uplifting? discussion about fear of death I must say I was surprised at the number of people who are scared of death. Children I can can understand being scared of course but personally speaking it does not bother me in the slightest, my colleague on the other hand is terrified of it yet when I ask her why she does not know Confused

What are other people's thoughts on this? am I weird because it does not bother me?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will listen over the weekend to that but as for my thoughts on death i am quite easy it dosen't scare me.It's the fear of old age that does scare me i am 40 now and i have visions of being in a care home with no visitors and wetting myself every 5 mins
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My view of death is a bit like that of Woody Allen--I'm not exactly scared of it but I'd rather not be there when it happens.

I'm more concerned re the means of dying and the effect on those who are left behind.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your view is right Ian

It's not death itself that is scary but how our death is going to come about

I suppose the ideal way to go is while sleeping but failing this most people can only hope that the ending is quick and painless preferably with family members there

I was hearing the other day that there is currently much talk of giving more people the chance to die at home rather than in a hospice or hospital but the argument against it is that a private house does not have all the expensive medical equipment available elsewhere

Personally if someone has reached the point where death is imminent and inevitable I think they should be allowed to die at home even if this causes their life to be a few days or weeks shorter if that is their wish and their family can handle it

Although not religious, I'm a believer that there is something beyond this world anyway and for all we know this could be hell with so many bad things happening around us and what follows could be a great deal better Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
My view of death is a bit like that of Woody Allen--I'm not exactly scared of it but I'd rather not be there when it happens.

I'm more concerned re the means of dying and the effect on those who are left behind.

Ian.


I prefer his other line

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying"

For myself I plan to live forever. So far, so good!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although not religious, I'm a believer that there is something beyond this world anyway and for all we know this could be hell with so many bad things happening around us and what follows could be a great deal better
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I am a practising Christian but find life after death difficult. The chief argument in its favour to me is that surely where we are now, with all its suffering, can't be all we're going to get.

Ian.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies, glad to have got some sort of discussion going.

I do not believe there is anything beyond this world, I'm more inclined to go with Larkin's view of what will survive of us is love.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's rather late at night now but I once had a bet with someone that he could not actually prove that he was alive and I won

We all are told by the state that we are alive and we all eat and drink and have a birth certificate but can anyone really prove that they are alive?

After all there are so many bad things happen here that this could be the world of the dead and we could all be living in hell and when someone gets put into the ground in a box or cremated that could be the start of the real life and equally when a baby is born that could be someone passing on from the real world into our world

It might sound far fetched but I'd be glad to hear from anyone who can actually tell me objectively how they can prove that they are alive Confused
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