Night Ripper;143628 wrote:
I'm not sure which version of God you're following but many versions of God actually demand fear. Haven't you ever heard the expression "God-fearing man"? The God of the Old Testament is probably one of the scariest figures in literature. Just ask Job.
I'm not saying to not be afraid God, but to not be afraid of anything God has created because they can do nothing greater than God.
---------- Post added 03-25-2010 at 10:44 PM ----------
A very natural and practical instinct, which will allow you to avoid walking into that huge saber cat who will most likely have you for dinner.
Also serves as a protection feature, for family and friends.
It will allow us to learn from hurting us, then we won't repeat the same stupid mistake again.
Yet what if in that cat has someone of whom I love and I want to save them then why should I allow fear to over take me, then I can't save them. What I'm asking is : What is fear itself that makes us feel it? For being nervous, being scared of a monster of rejection, all of these require the same emotion to make us feel fearful, then what is that fear of feeling maybe that makes us stop.
---------- Post added 03-25-2010 at 10:53 PM ----------
Fear of the unknown.
"If the tiger sees me, will I be dinner?"
"What if the audience think I'm just a joke of a person for this speech?"
"What happens after death, anything or oblivion?"
Fear in my opinion is the unknown Whats, Ifs, Whys, and Hows of life.
Fear of the unknown eh. Then why should we fear the unknown? what about it keeps us from going forward?
Yet I don't think it's just the unknown what if a person is still afraid if an object yet he knows what will happen. Think of a bot wanting to speak to a girl, he knows her an he knows how beautiful she is and she doesn't mind speaking to him yet every time they converse he gets nervous but he knows there is nothing to be afraid because he has always spoken to her but because he likes her he always nervous around her.
Or of a musician playing at a recital he has played many times before but he is always afraid. Why be afraid if you know the end result. Therefore it can't be fear of the unknown. There is a certain aspect about fear that keeps making us feel it.