Apeirophobia

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Apeirophobia

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:22 am

Sadly we haven't (an) Anaximander here. Anyway:
The Atlantic wrote:Apeirophobia: The Fear of Eternity

Woody Allen once said, “Eternity is a very long time, especially toward the end!” Eternity sounds great on the surface, but actually experiencing it may be an entirely different matter. For some people, the very notion of infinity sends chills up the spine. In fact, for many who suffer from “apeirophobia”—a term for the fear of eternity—the thought of an existence that goes on forever amounts to torture.
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... ty/498368/

Mostly anecdotal – for now.

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Re: Apeirophobia

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:32 am

I may have mild apeirophobia. Then again, both thoughts are kind of terrifying in their own way, that one's existence may go on forever, and that it will not.
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Re: Apeirophobia

Post by gnome » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:04 am

I wonder if some people afraid of death are afraid that they will perceive their nonexistence somehow, and THAT will go on forever.
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Re: Apeirophobia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:01 pm

gnome wrote:I wonder if some people afraid of death are afraid that they will perceive their nonexistence somehow, and THAT will go on forever.
You leave out the "possibility" of roasting in Hell.

I wonder how many people who don't believe in Hell, have some slight shred of doubt?
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Re: Apeirophobia

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:54 pm

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Re: Apeirophobia

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:56 pm

On a serious note, I would think that an eternal existance would be torture. But I don't really fear it, since I don't think I will have to worry about it. May as well be afraid of angry leprechauns or being eaten by a T-Rex
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