Do people take comfort in TPs personification of DEATH?

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Do people take comfort in TPs personification of DEATH?

Postby Chris » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:04 pm

Being an atheist I don't think there is a life after death. However TPs personification of DEATH is pretty much how I would like an afterlife to be if there were one.

How do you feel about death or DEATH?
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Postby michelanCello » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:33 pm

I've never been affraid of dying, I'm more affraid of losing people dear to me... And therefore I really like Sir Terry's idea of death - that everyone gets the "afterlife" he/she believes in. Because that's there in our everyday life, isn't it? Everyone believes in different things, and it wouldn't be fair if only group of believers'd get what they like and the others just follow...
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:46 pm

I have taken some solace from the Death character in the books.

Then again I am not religious and tend to be a bit irreverant about things. When my daughter lost her beloved Dad in her teens it was so sad, so wrong.... but we both know her Dad would had named Death as his fave character in DW and in some strange and weird sense its better to think of him walking off with him than any of the other claptrap some people might like to put forward about that moment.

Some of the deaths in my family still wound me but strangely I don't feel like I ever lost my mother or father... they somehow seem to be near.

Like I said... I am not religious or airy fairy about stuff.... your body lives, it dies... but that feeling of them being "around" has never gone away. I have some very religious sisters and brothers too and THEY feel it as well (not all of them ... just some).

Who knows.
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Postby Chris » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:02 pm

michelanCello wrote:I've never been affraid of dying, I'm more affraid of losing people dear to me... And therefore I really like Sir Terry's idea of death - that everyone gets the "afterlife" he/she believes in. Because that's there in our everyday life, isn't it? Everyone believes in different things, and it wouldn't be fair if only group of believers'd get what they like and the others just follow...

It would be quite karmic to be delivered an afterlife formed by one's lifetime behaviour.
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Postby Chris » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:09 pm

deldaisy wrote:I have taken some solace from the Death character in the books.

Then again I am not religious and tend to be a bit irreverant about things. When my daughter lost her beloved Dad in her teens it was so sad, so wrong.... but we both know her Dad would had named Death as his fave character in DW and in some strange and weird sense its better to think of him walking off with him than any of the other claptrap some people might like to put forward about that moment.

Some of the deaths in my family still wound me but strangely I don't feel like I ever lost my mother or father... they somehow seem to be near.

Like I said... I am not religious or airy fairy about stuff.... your body lives, it dies... but that feeling of them being "around" has never gone away. I have some very religious sisters and brothers too and THEY feel it as well (not all of them ... just some).

Who knows.

Well nobody knows, unless one believes in the likes of John Edwards (American Medium). My Dad died 2 weeks after my 17th birthday after a long slow death from cancer. I personally have had no fellings of him still being around.
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Postby spideyGirl » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:52 pm

aw that's sad Chris :cry:
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Postby rev2revell » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:13 pm

terrys view of death from a first person perspective i like and think is quite comforting in a way i almost wouldnt mind i susan turns up i just hope he is on holiday when i go
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Postby deldaisy » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:35 am

Chris wrote:
deldaisy wrote:I have taken some solace from the Death character in the books.

Then again I am not religious and tend to be a bit irreverant about things. When my daughter lost her beloved Dad in her teens it was so sad, so wrong.... but we both know her Dad would had named Death as his fave character in DW and in some strange and weird sense its better to think of him walking off with him than any of the other claptrap some people might like to put forward about that moment.

Some of the deaths in my family still wound me but strangely I don't feel like I ever lost my mother or father... they somehow seem to be near.

Like I said... I am not religious or airy fairy about stuff.... your body lives, it dies... but that feeling of them being "around" has never gone away. I have some very religious sisters and brothers too and THEY feel it as well (not all of them ... just some).

Who knows.

Well nobody knows, unless one believes in the likes of John Edwards (American Medium). My Dad died 2 weeks after my 17th birthday after a long slow death from cancer. I personally have had no fellings of him still being around.


Yeah I hear you. My daughter doesn't feel her dad around either and they were so close (though I feel him near her). Its all very strange since I don't believe in an afterlife or mediums etc.
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Postby Perestroika » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:43 am

I take a lot of comfort from the Death of the discworld. I remember that after my grandmother and uncle died respectively I returned to the dw books like old friends and they helped me recover. I'm an atheist, and I used to be really afraid of how death would be, but now I sort of don't bother thinking about it.

if there was a real persona for death in this world, I'd like to think he'd be like the dw Death and treat people with kindness.
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