It occurred to me at one point while involved with Scientology that some people may be taking it up due to their fear of death. I have found some people spending a lot of their time occupied with understanding death through Scientology. I've never been afraid to die, and long before I was introduced to Scientology I knew I would go on to other lives, even as a child I knew I would never "really die". The idea of in between lives became interesting to me when I was contacted by a close friend after he died. But this isn't a thread about in between lives. I am curious what the others on this board think about death and their take on it. One of the things that always takes me by surprise is how people take news of a death. It is always regarded as a tragedy, even when someone takes their own life because they simply want out. Often when people get sick or overwhelmed they just want to back out. Sometimes people just want to move on. But it is considered a sin to just "kick it". Death is a big "no no". Also used as a threat to control people. Do you think you'll move on to what if you don't believe you are spirit? Just curious about other peoples feelings on the matter. When I was contacted by my friend after he died, he was sufferring from sleep deprivation and severe cold. I thought I must be very mistaken about this and then Paul Adams found a reference and showed it to me about the temperature dropping way down for a thetan after he leaves the body. That was some real evidence for me. But I still don't really get it about a thermal drop like that. Exterior I myself found there was no color or sound. (eye lenses or ear drums for sound pressure). I keep thinking it would be neat to set something up, like a list of questions about death and in between lives, with someone who will agree to check in to a solo auditor for a session so we could assess a list and get more information. T.I.