From Atheism Reddit
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This of course doesn’t count for people who never believed in anything their whole lives, but now that I’m no longer a Christian, I no longer fear dying. I don’t worry about where I’m going, I don’t even worry about missing my family, because I know that I won’t have to worry about anything once I die. And with that thought, I can live in peace, because the one thing we all have in common, is that we all die. What do you guys think?
My experience was similar. I was terrified of death as a Christian, convinced I wasn’t good enough or saved enough and that I’d burn for eternity. Now I feel mostly a sense of peace about death. Now it’s a natural course of life, not the prelude to an eternity of either torture by fire or fawning over a egomaniacal deity, which would be torturous in a completely different way.