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Should we be grateful for death?

A 17th century painting of various objects, the most prominent of which is a human skull.

Most people think death is bad. They approach it with a degree of trepidation, possibly even denial. The prospect is particularly acute for someone who does not believe in an afterlife. Could such a person ever view death as a gift, something for which they should be grateful? Continue reading Should we be grateful for death?