Itís a myth that the Major Religions are basically the same
-Robert Fawcett, Author
The Major Religions of the World ....Revisited
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Fear of Death

The greatest fear we all have is of death. Who would disagree?

In fact all fear is based on some kind of loss. We lose our security, our loved ones, our job, our lives. They all seem to be related.Fear of death and religion

And another part of our fear of death relates to what will happen to us. Is there something else after this life is over? Are we off to heaven? Are we off to hell? These thoughts certainly are present, especially as we get older.

And the more we are attached to our bodies, the more we fear losing it. It is our primary identity after all. It's who we are.

Or is it?

Attachment To Our Bodies

Deep down our fear of death is based on the fact that we think we are a body having a human experience. If we lose our bodies we lose ourselves. We lose our very essence — who we are. At least that is what many of us think.

But what if we weren't really our bodies? What if we were spirits and souls merely having a tempo ray human experience? What if our spirits did not die and we went on forever in some other form?

What if we were much more than just a body?

I guess those thoughts are the basis for many religions. The possibility of an "after life," and something good happening after we die is very appealing. We can't help but be attracted to this possibility, and any religion that offers this option is bound to be appealing.


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"Everybody is dying.  From the moment we are born, we start to die.  Death is the most democratic experience in life, for we all participate in it."


                       Billy Graham




I want to go to Heaven! 

How do I get there? 

Judaism?  Buddhism?  Hinduism?  Christianity?  Islam?

One interesting aspect ....

The famous psychologist Carl Jung (CJ Jung Institute, Zurich & New York) was quoted as saying that he never had a patient, man or woman, over 40 whose problems did not root-back to fear of approaching death.

Another interesting aspect ....

Through my reading and study and conversations, the very worst fears of humankind are death and eternal lostness.  It is not where we came from, or why we are here -- it is the absolute fear of dying, and not going to Heaven!

The attractive aspect of this book is that it is succinct ....

It is succinct, and gets to the core issues, the key questions. You do not have to read the 'entire library' to understand the differences among the religions.

As to the understandable aspects of this book:

The vast majority of people do not ever attend either Church or Temple or Mosque or Synagogue, but they still think, and worry, about this stuff, this subject.

Why?  The book has an understandable answer to this understandable question.

Further, this book makes it simple: it ask the same questions of each religion as to its beliefs and teachings.

What do they teach as to:

A Creator?

The origin of the universe, our planet Earth?

The origin of humankind?  The origin of evil and suffering?

A messiah?

About reconciling with God?

Each religion's role, their purpose?

Fear of Death

Once God created man and woman, he gave them free will; meaning they could make choices including making the choice to disobey God.

Robert Fawcett

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