I am afraid of dying. In fact, if it was left in my hands, I wouldn't do it. This is when I envy folks who believe in God and the afterlife. It must be soothing to believe there is more after this life. I was never afraid of death until I reached my 30's. So, am I alone? If so, please explain to me how you've avoided this fear. I realize it is fruitless to worry about something I cannot control.
If anything is the case, it may be that atheists could be a little more inclined to fear death than theists because atheists don't generally believe in an afterlife and so they know that this life is all they have -- just one chance to experience being alive and then that's it. This doesn't mean that all atheists definitely are more afraid of death than others, it's just a reason why it's possible.
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