Death is the cessation of existence of a living organism, the stop of his life.
The world is designed so that everything in it is going through the stage:
- appearance (birth),
- growth and development,
- heyday (maturity),
- extinction (aging),
This applies both to the processes and objects of inanimate nature (small and large, for example. stars and galaxies), and to living organisms and social organizations, for example, States and civilizations. Nothing in the physical world does not exist forever.
Man as a living being is no exception to the laws of the universe. We all are born, grow, grow, grow old and eventually die.
Death is not the opposite of life. Death is at the end. If we talk about the antithesis of the concept of death, they will, rather, the idea was born.
For the unbelievers, death is the end of human existence, moving in complete nothingness, nothing. And life is only a fleeting flash of eternity: we come into this world out of nowhere and go to nowhere. What is the meaning of our birth and of our existence, an unbeliever is unlikely to explain. Death from the point of view of science is a mechanism that protects against the overpopulation of the planet, provides the change of generations, each of which moves forward in its development, and all the old giving way to a new, staying in the past.
From the point of view of religious teachings, death is not the end of the human person. All religions of the world claim that the man still has something eternal, indestructible. Is the human soul. The physical body is but its shell. Each person comes into this world to fulfill their purpose, which is to each his own. And then goes back to the Creator. Death is only a transition from earthly existence to the other life, the moment of birth in this other life. The soul does not terminate its existence after death - the destruction of the body, and continues its already out of the body. All religions have beliefs about the afterlife, that is about what happens to a person after death. These views differ quite significantly, but the religions are unanimous in the belief that death is not the end, it is the end of earthly life.
"Death is the door to eternal life." (Leo Tolstoy).
Why are we afraid of death?