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Offline Contemporary Protestant

Is death negative?
« on: February 22, 2015, 04:24:47 PM »
Is death a bad thing? I have mourned the loss of friends, family, and mentors. But is death negative.

The premise being death is ceasing to exist; silence, peace, the end, or whatever you want to call it.

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Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 04:35:54 PM »
It's an inevitability that you have to make peace with.
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Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 04:42:54 PM »
it is inevitable but is it a bad thing or a good thing, or is death just happen and holds no connotation

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Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 05:34:37 PM »
What is better than an eternal state of repose where even your dreams can hurt you.

It is a release where you can disappear without remorse.

Death isn't negative, it simply is a portal to the unknown.

For better or for worse.
A dark cloud looms over.
Festive cheer does not help much.
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Offline stromboli

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 05:37:33 PM »
It is exactly whatever connotation you attach to it. My sister's death was a blessing for many reasons. My brother's was not for many reasons.
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Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 05:38:21 PM »
Im sorry for your loss mate

dtq123, interesting take

Offline Mermaid

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 05:55:30 PM »
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it is inevitable but is it a bad thing or a good thing, or is death just happen and holds no connotation
Yes, it's negative for the people who love the person who died. Very negative. Depending on how someone dies, it can be pretty damn negative for the person in question, too. As it is now, I have no desire to die, so if I knew I was going to die, I would not be terribly happy about it.

Biologically, it's negative as well. Organisms evolve so that our first instinct is self-preservation.
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Offline Solitary

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 06:07:58 PM »
Right now in  my life, death is a positive. I'm talking about a personal death, not ones loved ones. Life is consciousness existence and experience. and death is no consciousness and experience in my opinion, but the finality is problematic. We are fucked!  :eek: :pidu: Live, and there is no room for death, but there may be a lot of pain and suffering. Solitary
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Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 06:47:07 PM »
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it is inevitable but is it a bad thing or a good thing, or is death just happen and holds no connotation

Is life a good thing or a bad thing?

It simply is. What you do, and what the world does to you, is what determines if it is "good" or "bad"... as well as your own personal interpretation of those two concepts.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 07:26:10 PM »
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it is inevitable but is it a bad thing or a good thing, or is death just happen and holds no connotation
What Shiranu said. Sometimes things don't have to necessarily be good or bad. Somethings just happen.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2015, 07:50:03 PM »
I'm with the last two posts above.  Death is neither good or bad.  I'm talking about the state of matter that is dead, or as the person who is in that state.  However, situations leading to that state are subject to personal interpretation and circumstances involved.  But being dead is probably the least consequential thing a sentient being experiences.  It's the experience of no experience.

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2015, 09:57:07 PM »
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Is death a bad thing? I have mourned the loss of friends, family, and mentors. But is death negative.

The premise being death is ceasing to exist; silence, peace, the end, or whatever you want to call it.

Define negative.
What do you mean by "bad thing"?
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Offline Contemporary Protestant

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2015, 10:19:44 PM »
not positive and not neutral

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2015, 11:29:12 PM »
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not positive and not neutral

Okay, and what is "positive" and what is "neutral"?
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Offline Contemporary Protestant

Re: Is death negative?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2015, 11:31:34 PM »
positive is uplifting/good, and neutral may as well be nothing

what are you getting at? this isn't a debate, its a question

I am personally indifferent to the idea of no afterlife because i will probably know what that is like, because if there is no afterlife, I can't process it because I don't exist anymore

 

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