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  • Kiki wrote:

    "I am afraid NOTHING will happen after dying."

    That's the rub. Whatever we may believe, none of us have actual knowledge of what will happen when we die.

    Having brushed close to death myself, and certainly, at times, having assumed a mental state where death seemed like a beckoning friend, I maintain a completely ambivalent view of dying.

    Even now, when I relish the vibrancy of living.

    I don't believe in God. I don't believe in any of the post-death scenarios postulated by religion or myth. None of these constructions seem in the least bit helpful, except as methods to soothe away the fear.

    Life I will miss. But only if I have a consciousness capable of missing life. Will I?

    I don't know.

    I will only find the answer when I die.

    Part of me fears this. Part of me is filled with excitement.

    Death will come and I will either know or never know.

    I can accept this.
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