by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
I’ve been thinking about death. So much of what we talk about here at Paranormal Underground is related to death. For many, I believe that the search for the paranormal is a quest to learn what happens after we die. There is a lot of fear associated with death and dying for many.
In our January issue of Paranormal Underground, I wrote about Near Death Experiences. In our podcasts with Mark Macy and Jeff Keene, we talked about what is on the other side and whether or not we reincarnate. People are fascinated by these topics, and I am certainly among those who are.
It is human nature to fear death, because it is the one realm where we really don’t know what happens. Is there a Heaven? Is there a Hell? Is there just nothingness? We won’t know until we get there.
This is what I’ve been thinking about. Don’t think I have a death wish, but I don’t have a lot of fear of death. That doesn’t mean I am eager to leave Tanner to be raised by someone else and Jim to marry someone less perfect for him than I am. I love life. I am happy with my life. But I am not afraid of death.
Why? Because the best that I can figure, one a few things will happen. I will go on in some afterlife, I will reincarnate or there will be nothing. If there’s nothing, I won’t know about it, so that isn’t scary to me. For all of my fence sitting on most philosophical and theological issues, I don’t believe in Hell – so I don’t have a fear of burning up for eternity. That fear just isn’t there for me. And at best, I will be reunited with those I love, I will go on in some form, and I’ll be able to lovingly watch Tanner be raised by someone else and Jim marry some hoochie mama with big hooties while I wait for them to join me.
I’m not making light of death. Death is horrible for the living. It breaks our hearts, and often we grieve forever for those who have gone before us. But for the dead, how bad is it really?
It’s Memorial Day, and speaking of death I did want to add one more thing. I am eternally grateful to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I pray that they are at peace – in whatever form that takes.