Looking back at the thread in my signature, I realized truly how much the concept of nothingness after death scares me. A lion could roar at me from a meter away and I would be nervous, but not scared. I could get shot and begin to die, and I would feel frantic, but not scared. However, the concept of nothing, is just... terrifying. Religious people obviously don't feel this way because they are expecting to ascend to Heaven or descend to Hell, which both imply eternal consciousness, though not in a physical form (depending on what you believe in). Atheist and agnostic people are faced with a more dire idea. Some atheists are 100% cool with the idea of losing every shred of consciousness upon death simply because they actually won't know about it (which would imply losing every shred of consciousness, so yes they would). The rest are dealt the "I really don't like it, but what can I do about it?" card. Agnostics on the other hand are dealt the fundamentals of logic. They understand that there are some things in this universe which cannot be explained, but they also understand there is no proof that there is a deity, or at least, a higher being (even if it's some odd form of spiritual energy located in the centre of the universe). They face the hope that there is eternal consciousness, but when thinking about it, are yet again forced to use logic to determine that there is no viable proof that it exists. Personally, I am terrified of 'nothing'. Thinking about it is the only way I can experience fear in this life, and it is a fear I do not want. How does everyone in OT specifically feel about nothingness after death, and if you're fine with it, how did you cope to the point of acceptance ("It's going to happen so I just dealt with it." posts don't count)?