I am afraid of dying. In reality, I am petrified of the idea of dying. It is not death, per se, that scares me, but the notion that the end of consciousness is a viable possibility. I am a highly scientific person. Although I follow a religion and pray and believe in something that some of us call G-d, I am not the type of person who believes in religious tenants at face value.
However, when I read about our great civilizations, such as the ancient Indians who built whole enterprises to study the stars, the Mayans who predicted amazing happenings in regard to our constellation and architecture, and the great Egyptians, I can't but wonder.
If all these civilizations, in different parts of the world, in different times, were able to predict with such accuracy several events on our planet, maybe their views in an after life might have some basis. I am not talking about our views of a paradise or a devil, but of the continuation of consciousness upon the death of the physical body. If these civilizations inferred with just observation and theory what now we can attest to be a scientific fact, could it be we do not posses the tools right now to scientifically quantify the theory of life after death?