Do You Fear Death?

My latest opinion piece for Elucidations on Atheism on Death…

Enquiries on Atheism

A very personal question. Short answer: no. Medium answer: yes. Long answer: Maybe. Confused? I’ll elaborate, but allow me a brief digression first.

I’m not an armchair atheist. What I mean by that is I’m not going to in some future dying moment—hopefully far in the future, I might add—repent in my final moments and cry out for god. Some might wonder how can I say that with such conviction. Well, I’ve already been there…five times. I’ve been at the wrong end of a gun (on two separate occasions), have almost been blown up (three times, I might add), and generally know what it feels like when your brain, through no will of its own, formulates the thought: “fuck, this is it!”

Now, I won’t lie. I was petrified in those moments. Shaking in my boots. I’m quite sure my heart rate was breaking some laws of biology. The first…

View original post 995 more words

Hit me where it hurts...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s