Whats worse than death?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Nobody, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Nobody Suspended Indefinitely Registered Senior Member

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    would u rather die than.........(fill in the blank)
     
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  3. Bells Staff Member

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    I corrected your title. You had "worth" instead of "worse".

    Also moving to Free Thoughts.
     
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  5. Nobody Suspended Indefinitely Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    ...... be deaf and not be able to hear music.
     
  8. Nobody Suspended Indefinitely Registered Senior Member

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    What about immortality?
     
  9. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    Death is not really so bad as it seems. It's like going to sleep without ever waking up.

    Infinite or endless suffering is much much worse in my opinion. Rotting in Hell for all of eternity is a lot lot worse, infinitely worse in fact.
     
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  10. Big Chiller Registered Senior Member

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    Death doesn't in itself imply non-existence at least not the death as we know it.
     
  11. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    My life.
     
  12. Pineal Banned Banned

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    be tortured for all time.
     
  13. arauca Banned Banned

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    Oy Oy oy.bitch bitch , bitch
     
  14. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    A bitch a day keeps the shotgun at bay.
     
  15. Cifo Day destroys the night, Registered Senior Member

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    Decades ago, I heard about a survey showing that the fear of public speaking topped the list of fears (above dying), and this still seems to be the case. (source) Even Johnny Carson admitted that he got nervous before every show — every night, without fail.
     
  16. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Repo, print that on bumperstickers and t-shirts, it'd sell.

    I fear a number of things more than I fear death....
    ................

    *You hear the sound of crickets chirping*
     
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  17. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, it's not the fear of speaking before a crowd of people as such.

    "The fear of public speaking" is the fear of realizing that one is a fake - and trying to go public with it.
     
  18. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    Dying is usually the problem. Death itself, you don't really experience.

    And I agree that some type of immortality where you're suffering or can't choose to end it would be worse that being dead.
     
  19. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    Complainers get a bad rap. Now, someone like James Huberty wasn't a complainer - he was a man of action!

    Stoicism is fine and all, but it leads some to bottle everything up until they explode like Mt. Vesuvius.
     
  20. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    This probably but I don't think that is even physically possible to torture someone for all time. You can eventually adapt to any pain if you experience it long enough so that it is no longer painful for you. Also once the source of great fire has been extinguished, there is no pain anymore whatsoever. No fire is really inextinguishable. Even the sun which is a very huge and hot ball of fire is eventually extinguishable.

    So no, I don't think it's possible to torture someone for all time. Everything has an end eventually.
     
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  21. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    There is some truth to that . Some Artist vomit before they go on stage . Not Me I get a rush . I been public speaking for a long time though . Started when I was 8 . I had em roaring falling out of there chairs . Course I was fucking scared stiff . The audience could not tell . The first time I was on stage playing music ( 14 or 15 ) I couldn't see but silhouette with the lights glaring in my face so it was not like public speaking yet the nerves were just as raw . Now it is an adrenaline rush and any time I can get it is good . I am still shy though
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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  23. Cifo Day destroys the night, Registered Senior Member

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    I agree with Rhaedas, and yet in the movie "Shoes of the Fisherman" (1968), the friend of a dying man tells Kiril Lakota:
    I can see dying as being the problem and yet being the easy (no effort) part. Maybe it's realizing we have no control over this involuntary one-way trip.
     

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