I don't want to sound callous, I love life. I just feel that there is a needless fear of something absolutely certain to happen and without which, life would eventually become much more horrible, in my opinion. Also, not that I'm in any hurry, but when that time does arrive, I'd rather like to see what all the fuss is about...:bigsmile:
A human body acquisition system is that system of the human body which must acquire something from the environment, process that which it has acquired for a product that sustains and promotes the life of the body.
This places what we call ourselves, mind, in the category of human body acquisition systems, whose function is to acquire experience, abstract from those experiences, human will such that that will sustains and promotes the life of the body.
I would tender, that to the degree the human mind is developed, the greater the fear, the greater the motivation, to do one's job--this job, to have life and have it more abundantly.
I think it is the lack of fear of dying that promotes the sociopathic mass murderer, who intends on dying with during or after his criminal behavior.
I think it is the lack of fear of death, that promts the arrogance of the relious person who kills in the name of thier impotent god, believing that life is just a diversion to immortality.
So, on the whole, though it might be wise to teach the foolish not to fear death, it is easy to use them for cannon fodder then, I believe that in truth, a man who fears not dying has nothing to contribute to life.
A wise man once said that he came such that man might have life and have it more abundantly then, the results were, sadly, a culture that worships not life, but death.
At many ways, man's justifies the metaphor that he is like the grass of the field, for when the Spirit blows, it bows in the opposite direction.