I The general consensus is that Epicurus believed the fear of death to be wholly irrational and eliminable.
What does FOD stand for?
FOD stands for Fear of Death
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Samples in periodicals archive:
A police officer admitted the " fear of death has left the youth" in the Valley.
In an exclusive interview, Gazza lifted the lid on his relationship with mentor Walter and revealed how: SMITH put the fear of death in him by grabbing him by the throat.
Numerous personal testimonies of religious or spiritual awakening resulting from NDEs are also presented, in this positive-minded, inquisitive, and spiritually uplifting antidote to the fear of death.
I read Steven Pinker's article ("The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion" September/October 2006) with great interest and found an omission in one of the "plausible attempts to explain religion as a biological adaptation" Pinker cites the fear of snakes as an example of "plausible adaptation," but what seems on the surface obvious to me wasn't mentioned--that religion is a ritualized mechanism for various people to cope with the fear of death.
It's fear of death that stands in the way of actually living.