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Old 03-09-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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tijlover wrote:
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I do not fear or worry about death. Contemplating my own death every day is what energizes me, it gets me through the day.
Wow, ok, give my regards to Elvis when you get to the other side.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Well, I don't expect to die of happiness However, I see it more as a transition from one life into another and will welcome the transition as a new adventure when the time comes..In the meantime, I will continue to make the most happy time of this life
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:03 AM
 
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When you die, you will be in a transition state in a...call it another dimension...you will be questioned by 2 angels on your beliefs and then shown a glimpse of your future and eternal stay. Either the door of hell or heaven will be shown to you.

Then you will be all alone in that dimension with the door of your future stay being shown to you regularly to remind you of your upcoming fate. The one who will be shown the door of paradise will pray continually for the world to end soonest whilst the one showed the gate of hell will pray for the world to continue on with its life.

How long will the stay be? No one knows except the Creator coz a person will be in this state until the horn is blown to signal the end of the world. That is what terrifies the knowledgable coz no one knows how long this world will last...100 years...1000 years..100000 years......?
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted by tijlover
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So how many others are in a position, today, to smile or laugh if your Doctor surprises you by telling you you only have X number of days to live?
When the doctors told my father that he had intestine cancer, I realised at 18 that everyone I love will once die. This realisation hit me like a sledgehammer and it took me a while to recover, because it took me a while to realise that the only way to recover from a truth like this is by accepting it.
Luckily when they removed a few inches of his intestine my father had been pronounced cancer free, but the realisation that you can loose your loved 1s at every time of the day has affected me in such a way that I live each day as if it were my last.
I've no regrets of anything and when my father died years later of a heart attack it wasn't hard for me to say goodbye, because by then I've told my father everything I've ever wanted to say to him.
So because of the way I've learned to live my life it doesn't matter to me if I die today or over 50 years.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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Originally Posted by tijloverWhen the doctors told my father that he had intestine cancer, I realised at 18 that everyone I love will once die. This realisation hit me like a sledgehammer and it took me a while to recover, because it took me a while to realise that the only way to recover from a truth like this is by accepting it.
Luckily when they removed a few inches of his intestine my father had been pronounced cancer free, but the realisation that you can loose your loved 1s at every time of the day has affected me in such a way that I live each day as if it were my last.
I've no regrets of anything and when my father died years later of a heart attack it wasn't hard for me to say goodbye, because by then I've told my father everything I've ever wanted to say to him.
So because of the way I've learned to live my life it doesn't matter to me if I die today or over 50 years.
Amen to that
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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When you die, you will be in a transition state in a...call it another dimension...you will be questioned by 2 angels on your beliefs and then shown a glimpse of your future and eternal stay. Either the door of hell or heaven will be shown to you.

Then you will be all alone in that dimension with the door of your future stay being shown to you regularly to remind you of your upcoming fate. The one who will be shown the door of paradise will pray continually for the world to end soonest whilst the one showed the gate of hell will pray for the world to continue on with its life.

How long will the stay be? No one knows except the Creator coz a person will be in this state until the horn is blown to signal the end of the world. That is what terrifies the knowledgable coz no one knows how long this world will last...100 years...1000 years..100000 years......?
OK...sounds nicely packaged--this theory of yours. ... how do you know your theroy is accurate?
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: NYC area
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I contemplate death only to the practical extent of avoiding the painful and degrading experience of doctors trying to "save" my life when it's clearly beyond saving, or when its quality, if "saved", would be nil. As for the rest -- I am of the opinion that life is mostly absurd, and so is death. (If there is a God, he's certainly got a sense of humor.) I don't particularly care when my number is called -- today, tomorrow, 50 years from now, it's all but a speck of dust, anyway. Whenever I die, it will be momentarily unpleasant to me, and there will probably always be some people who will be sad about it, but they will inevitably move on. Death is inevitable; so why worry about it?
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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following a hearing test this afternoon, there is much wondering about the common scope: a sobering perspective!

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