Love makes us poets and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
--George Santayana

Dealing With Mortality:
A Skeptic's Guide

or: Kirk's Big Fun Pages O' Inevitable Death

Coming to grips with mortality- this is the biggest personal issue that every one of us will have to deal with. It can be especially difficult for people who don't believe that there's an afterlife waiting for them. To contemplate the end of our selves in this world is frightening; to not convince yourself that there is life after this world requires a special kind of bravery. This site is here to try to share the thoughts that have allowed me to understand and accept the situation.

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