Regilion Influence on Death, Fear, and Time Essay

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‘Death, the most frightening of bad things, is nothing to us; since when we exist death is not yet present, and when death is present, then we do not exist’ (Epicurus) Death is a common topic of speculation and frequently anxiety. Death is terrifying to people for many reasons: they do not know what to anticipate from death, they fear the penalty of gods, they dread not achieving certain goals or things in life, etc. Epicurus argues that when we die we no longer exist. When it comes to death many different factors come to play, whether the person himself believes in life after death, if the person believes in a certain religion or whether a person is a nonbeliever. All these leads to different perceptions of death, many beliefs stem from…show more content…
Is it only the ticking of ones watch or the beating of ones heart, for when the heart stops beating, so too does one stop hearing the ticking of the watch. The fact that many view death as a permanent ending to a temporary existence is what inspires fear. This fear is irrational. The ending of physical material does not dictate that ones soul or a person’s attributes don’t live on. Many believe in a wide range of religions all stating what happens in the afterlife, whether the religion has one or not, and this could both strike fear into people or give people hope of what will happen after they die. There are many that believe in different types of religions believe that after death people wither resurrect, reincarnate or rebirth those that don’t believe ultimately believe there existence will be ended. Many religions believe in their own demise and what happens after that. Personally i am a Muslim we believe in life after death, because our holy book describes in great detail what happens to an individual when he or she dies. According to the Quran there is an exact process to what happens to one when they die and in Islam the process is frightening and scary which does instil a little fear into one. But it is fear that motivates people to change their lives to a better path. Islam views death to be a natural threshold to the next stage of existence, we believe that the afterlife will be one of rewards or

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