Is religion a necessity during the grief process or comfort with your own impending death? Why?
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:59 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:43 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
I myself have never leaned upon God or thoughts of an afterlife when someone I loved passed away- not even when I WAS a Christian. I am just one of those people who pull from my inner strength to carry on and accept it.
As for my own death. Sure... the thought of not being here any longer is both sad and scary, but it's something I cannot control, so why worry about it? I have this one life and I intend to use to to leave my mark. I intend to use it to better the world and to make sure those I leave behind know how much I love them.
Answer by IhartU at 7:47 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
My beloved father passed away 2 years ago. I made it through his illness and his death without religion and without god. I personally don't see what difference god makes except for the delusion that we will all meet up again in the afterlife. You still have to deal with the hurt and the pain and the loss. We all deal with this in our own way and only time can heal these things.
Answer by beeky at 8:05 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:29 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
I don't think so. I don't see myself suddenly believing in a book of stories or a mythological being just because I'm dieing.
Answer by fallnangel3 at 8:32 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:42 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 9:07 AM on Jan. 18, 2010