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08-01-2013, 03:50 AM
RE: If evolution is true...
(08-01-2013 12:41 AM)Aspchizo Wrote:  I imagine Christians have some of the most fear filled deaths. Near death they might start questioning their beliefs, then, depending on how honestly they question them, realizing they are complete nonsense. Then lastly coming to the realization that the only thing that awaits them is a vast eternity of nothingness, which can only stress someone out and hasten their death.

I'm just glad I am aware of the possibility of eternal nothingness. It shouldn't be an issue, it certainly won't be once were dead.


The following is personal and 100% subjective.

My grandfather on my step-father's side of the family, was a devout Roman Catholic. He had served in the military from the Korean War to Desert Storm, and was an active member of the Knight of Columbus and other charities. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he took it in stride. However it was very advanced and his condition deteriorated very quickly. Just when it looked like it might be going into remission and he might recover, it hit back twice as hard and we lost him in a few weeks. During the last week, my mother was at his bedside 24/7 (she is a trained nurse). She told me that whenever he was lucid, it was clear that he wasn't afraid to die. He didn't want to, but he was content to go if it was really his time. He died very calmly and not afraid in the least.

My grandmother on my mother's side did not pass so easily. She was not a devout believer, but believed just enough to be absolutely terrified during her last days. This happened very long ago, before I was a teenager, and long before my father's faith pushed me into studying theology. I wish I had been there, I wish I had the knowledge and insight I have now, so that I could have shared that information with her and eased her suffering during her last days with us. But I can't, hindsight is 20-20, and wishing for another outcome doesn't change the past. I do rest easy knowing that she no longer suffers, that the hell of her imagination was just that; her imagination.


Delusions can be very comforting, and doubt can be very painful. However neither can change what is, only our perception of what we'd like there to be.

I'm glad that I am now more knowledgeable about how the world is, and that I will be able to share my insight if need be.

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If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 01-01-2013, 09:43 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Peterkin - 01-01-2013, 10:05 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 01-01-2013, 10:25 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Grassy Knoll - 01-01-2013, 10:30 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Peterkin - 01-01-2013, 10:30 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Phaedrus - 01-01-2013, 10:26 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 01-01-2013, 10:51 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - kim - 01-01-2013, 11:29 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Misanthropik - 03-01-2013, 05:08 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 03-01-2013, 07:30 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Vosur - 01-01-2013, 11:29 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 08-01-2013, 12:41 AM
RE: If evolution is true... - EvolutionKills - 08-01-2013 03:50 AM
RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 08-01-2013, 03:07 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - kingschosen - 02-01-2013, 09:47 AM
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RE: If evolution is true... - kim - 04-01-2013, 02:01 PM
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RE: If evolution is true... - Adenosis - 05-01-2013, 06:12 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Hobbitgirl - 08-01-2013, 06:01 PM
RE: If evolution is true... - Anjele - 08-01-2013, 05:50 PM
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