1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Ever Been Very Near Death?

    This is a facsimile of the blurred and jumbled screen images I saw in January, 2011, when my son Eric (Health Proxy and Executor) booked a flight from Boston to be told upon arrival: "Your father's condition is terminal". By Summer I was on the mend; rid of the catheter; able to feed and bathe myself again. I thank God audibly for each new day. Ever happen to you?

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    12 Mar '14 07:25
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Ever Been Very Near Death?

    This is a facsimile of the blurred and jumbled screen images I saw in January, 2011, when my son Eric (Health Proxy and Executor) booked a flight from Boston to be told upon arrival: "Your father's condition is terminal". By Summer I was on the mend; rid of the catheter; able to feed and bathe myself again. I thank ...[text shortened]... Breatharianism 5 07 Mar '14 08:58 Duchess64 KingOnPoint
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    Every day I am nearer to my own death.

    Every time I am very near to my death but survive, I realize that I wasn't near my death at all, it was just an illusion.
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    12 Mar '14 12:43
    It seems like being obsessed with death is being near it all the time.
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    12 Mar '14 15:19
    Originally posted by JS357
    It seems like being obsessed with death is being near it all the time.
    When I was about 10 I was bitten by a neighbours dog. An older (13) friend said that I had probably gotten rabies and would die in 24 hours. He was "much" older than I and so I believed him. I ran home and told my parents of the situation. They looked at the puncture wound, cleaned and bandaged it and said that I would be fine as they were pretty sure that Blacky, the dog, wasn't carrying the rabies virus. The next day I was sitting in a barbers chair at the appointed hour of my death. I remember watching the clock tick towards 1:00 p.m. As soon as it went to 1:00 plus one second a huge weight was taken off my young shoulders and since that time I have never been concerned with the idea of death even though I know it's coming.
  5. Standard memberRBHILL
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    12 Mar '14 16:27
    I almost felt like it. I passed out from a panic attack thinking I was dying. I would think passing is painless. 150,000 people die a day so this is your odds about 0.000021428571429
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Mar '14 19:171 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Every day I am nearer to my own death.

    Every time I am very near to my death but survive, I realize that I wasn't near my death at all, it was just an illusion.
    Because I could not stop for Death – (479)

    By Emily Dickinson

    Because I could not stop for Death –
    He kindly stopped for me –
    The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
    And Immortality.

    We slowly drove – He knew no haste
    And I had put away
    My labor and my leisure too,
    For His Civility –

    We passed the School, where Children strove
    At Recess – in the Ring –
    We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
    We passed the Setting Sun –

    Or rather – He passed Us –
    The Dews drew quivering and Chill –
    For only Gossamer, my Gown –
    My Tippet – only Tulle –

    We paused before a House that seemed
    A Swelling of the Ground –
    The Roof was scarcely visible –
    The Cornice – in the Ground –

    Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet
    Feels shorter than the Day
    I first surmised the Horses' Heads
    Were toward Eternity –

    Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson,
    edited by R.W. Franklin
    (Harvard University Press, 1999)
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    12 Mar '14 19:261 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    It seems like being obsessed with death is being near it all the time.
    In my view, less an "obsession with death" than an acute awareness of its inevitability as the pivotal closure of our lives on the stage of planet earth (the prelude to eternity): and for Believers in Christ, the long awaited celestial trip is on.
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    12 Mar '14 19:48
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    When I was about 10 I was bitten by a neighbours dog. An older (13) friend said that I had probably gotten rabies and would die in 24 hours. He was "much" older than I and so I believed him. I ran home and told my parents of the situation. They looked at the puncture wound, cleaned and bandaged it and said that I would be fine as they were pretty sur ...[text shortened]... nce that time I have never been concerned with the idea of death even though I know it's coming.
    "I remember watching the clock tick towards 1:00 p.m. As soon as it went to 1:00 plus one second a huge weight was taken off my young shoulders and since that time I have never been concerned with the idea of death even though I know it's coming." -GBS

    Stees, here's E.E. Cummings poetic vision of what happened when the clock ticked "1:00 plus one second" to Uncle Sol:

    Nobody Loses All The Time

    nobody loses all the time

    i had an uncle named
    Sol who was a born failure and
    nearly everybody said he should have gone
    into vaudeville perhaps because my Uncle Sol could
    sing McCann He Was A Diver on Xmas Eve like Hell Itself which
    may or may not account for the fact that my Uncle

    Sol indulged in that possibly most inexcusable
    of all to use a highfalootin phrase
    luxuries that is or to
    wit farming and be
    it needlessly
    added

    my Uncle Sol’s farm
    failed because the chickens
    ate the vegetables so
    my Uncle Sol had a
    chicken farm till the
    skunks ate the chickens when

    my Uncle Sol
    had a skunk farm but
    the skunks caught cold and
    died and so
    my Uncle Sol imitated the
    skunks in a subtle manner

    or by drowning himself in the watertank
    but somebody who’d given my Uncle Sol a Victor
    Victrola and records while he lived presented to
    him upon the auspicious occasion of his decease a
    scruptious not to mention splendiferous funeral with
    tall boys in black gloves and flowers and everything and
    i remember we all cried like the Missouri
    when my Uncle Sol’s coffin lurched because
    somebody pressed a button
    (and down went
    my Uncle
    Sol

    and started a worm farm)

    E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Mar '14 19:51
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    I almost felt like it. I passed out from a panic attack thinking I was dying. I would think passing is painless. 150,000 people die a day so this is your odds about 0.000021428571429
    Wouldn't the "odds about 0.000021428571429" vary with reference to geographical location and the actuarial tables?
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    13 Mar '14 03:241 edit
    Cosmic/Macro/Wholesale: 'God exists. god doesn't exist. Believe in Christ.
    Nah, he was only a man...' etcetera, et al, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

    vs.

    Personal/Micro/Retail: 'If I die in my sleep tonight how confident am I
    of the consequences of my decisions regarding my eternal destiny?'
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Ever Been Very Near Death?
    I was in a car crash that killed two out of the four of us in the car.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Mar '14 08:15
    Originally posted by Nick Bourbaki
    I was in a car crash that killed two out of the four of us in the car.
    Hi, Nick. I'm glad you survived and Welcome to Red Hot Pawn. -Bob
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    In the 60s, in high school, under the enfluence of LSD, I came close to death. On both occasions the urge came over me to kill myself.

    Once it was to step out suddenly in the highway in front of a speeding car.
    The other time is was sudden urge to jump out of a window of a house on the second floor.

    In hindsight, I realize now very clearly that this was the work of demons attempting to destroy me before Jesus could get to me. I have no doubt about that at all.
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    13 Mar '14 17:48
    Originally posted by sonship
    In the 60s, in high school, under the enfluence of LSD, I came close to death. On both occasions the urge came over me to kill myself.

    Once it was to step out suddenly in the highway in front of a speeding car.
    The other time is was sudden urge to jump out of a window of a house on the second floor.

    In hindsight, I realize now very clearly that thi ...[text shortened]... demons attempting to destroy me before Jesus could get to me. I have no doubt about that at all.
    In hindsight, I realize now very clearly that this was the work of demons attempting to destroy me before Jesus could get to me. I have no doubt about that at all.

    Or just a bad trip.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    In the 60s, in high school, under the enfluence of LSD, I came close to death. On both occasions the urge came over me to kill myself.

    Once it was to step out suddenly in the highway in front of a speeding car.
    The other time is was sudden urge to jump out of a window of a house on the second floor.

    In hindsight, I realize now very clearly that thi ...[text shortened]... demons attempting to destroy me before Jesus could get to me. I have no doubt about that at all.
    as jesus once sung in the hey day of his second coming...

    dont blame it on the sunshine
    dont blame it on the moonlight
    dont blame it on the goodtimes

    blame it on the demons.
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