@TBR Thanataphobia- the fear of death. Usually is broken down into sub-fears including the fear of pain or suffering; fear of the unknown; fear of non-existence; fear of eternal punishment; and fear of what will become of loved ones.
@briantheliberal I never said I wasn't a Bigot. I am not completely open to all views that people may share, and I am not afraid to admit that. You on the other hand can't even recognize your own self righteous bigotry.
Everyone fears death, that's why they all chase immortality. If it isn't the immortality by fooling themselves into believing an after life, it's immortality by trying to create a legacy or they deal with it by going into denial. They claim that death is like sleep, to create a type of cognitive dissonance. We all fear death, and the fear is so great that most of us push it into our subconscious and are unaware we fear it.
Can you fear absolute nothingness? Answer: No, it's incomprehensible. Roughly speaking, Death in itself is a transition from one collectiveness to many. All things are conscious (consciousness being the ability to respond to stimulus), and all things vary in complexity. The universe is dynamic, it complexifies upon itself.
There's a difference between fearing something, and trying to avoid it. I'm not afraid of rattlesnakes - I actually think they're cool - but I try to avoid them. Just like death. I want to live for a long time and experience all there is to experience in life and hopefully leave a lasting impression when I do die, but I'm not afraid to die. Just because someone doesn't want something doesn't mean they're afraid of that thing. I don't want the phone to ring because I don't feel like talking to anyone right now. That doesn't mean I'm afraid of phones or social interaction, it just means I don't want that right now.