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  1. #1 fear 
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    When I can barely breathe and my heart feels like its going to explode, that is when I feel closer to god, when I’m facing something I fear and something I cant understand or defeat but must face anyway, that is what gives you courage, god gives you courage, you just have to accept it, god gives us all courage, only the people who accept god’s gift of courage can truly understand the meaning of facing your fears because without courage, fear will consume you.

    Fear will become a constant part of your everyday life that you will live with inside of you and regret. Why does accepting the courage and defeating a fear after fear make you more confident? Every fear defeated is a piece of you left behind in the dark where it belongs.


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    only the people who accept god’s gift of courage can truly understand the meaning of facing your fears because without courage, fear will consume you.

    ive faced many fears in my life and overcome them and im a athiest so how does that work? hmmmm.......

    Maybe there is no god and your looking for things that aint there


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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    only the people who accept god’s gift of courage can truly understand the meaning of facing your fears because without courage, fear will consume you.

    ive faced many fears in my life and overcome them and im a athiest so how does that work? hmmmm.......

    Maybe there is no god and your looking for things that aint there
    I believe what I believe. You believe what you believe. Anything else? Is this some lame attempt at satire?
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    The thought of God seems to re-assure you and help you deal with your fears. I know many women do have fears. My wife did. She was afraid of bugs and reptiles. She was afraid of trucks and afraid of groups of teenage boys. I was happy to be there as I did not share her fears and could help her. Perhaps you miss a man and “God” takes his place . . .

    I remember a religious -political parade that passed just inches from our car in Jakarta, Indonesia. The vehicles were trucks and motorcycles all loaded and crowded with young, shirtless men waving huge green banners. All the motors were being gunned in a drum-roll like fashion. It must have seemed very threatening to the women in the car. But had the parade stopped and anyone in it notice us, I would have gotten out , smiled, and said something pleasant in Indonesian. It was no threat at all, and of course, it passed and was forgotten.

    We men know how to talk to each other.

    I never found the need to talk to God because I do not have fears ---and if I did acquire some fear, I still wouldn’t because there is nothing there to talk to. .


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    here is a quote i like about fear "Fear is at the root of man’s destruction of himself. Without fear there is no blame. Without blame there is no conflict. Without conflict there is no destruction. But there is fear: deep within the core of every human being it lurks like a monster, dark and intangible. Its outward effects are unmistakable. Its source is hidden. "

    i am an atheist too however i can relate to your statement. fear brings us closer to ourselves - when faced with fear we are faced with knowing the truth of ourselves - which some may call god! its the same with pain - physical or emotional - pain like fear brings us so close to "reality" (for lack of a better word), it brings us to a state of awareness and of truth. i dont kow if its just me but fear and pain make me feel more alive than i have ever felt.

    could it be that when u fear u feel closer to god because you have no control over your breathing and when u are not in control you are helpless and thus turn to what u consider to be more powerful than u - god... so feeling closer to god could be your way of coping with fear??? maybe, just a thought
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    I think that in time of trial and hardship, we all like to believe that there is no such thing as free-will, and that there is someone or something looking after us. It is comfort thing and a way of the brain psychologically coping with panic in a situation for which there seems no immediate and obvious solution. It is the brains way of allowing to problem-solve by getting rid of unnecessary patterns of thought such as panic and irrational fear by pretending that the situation of out of our control.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    i like when George Clooney says in Three Kings: "The way it works is, you do the thing you're scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it."

    I think it kinda fits here.
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    "by pretending that the situation of out of our control."

    yes, what you say brings to mind a conversation i had a while back about responsibility and taking responsibility of ones actions as well as emotions. we tend to blame someone or something - and usually there is always a valid source of blame(cause & effect) BUT one should look internally and take responsibility for the fear or whatever emotion at hand. for example - lets use something trivial as spiders. ok maybe your big sister tortured you with spiders when you were very young. fine - blame her. she was the source of you fear BUT it was you that responded to the situation in a neative way - you had a weakness that caused you to react in a negative way and thus fear. therefore we cannot blame and give responsibility to another prson , being or object. only once one can take responsibility of ones emotions can one face and deal with fear.[/quote]
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