Originally Posted by Viduus
I think much of this is tied in with the Deism vs Naturalism thread. People who believe in one god or another think that something happens to them in the afterlife, whether it's going to heaven or something like reincarnation. Those who believe in more of naturalism will most likely say nothing happens, and that's the stance I take. You get recycled into the resources nature takes to make things.
Sad? Maybe. Depending on your life people may or may not remember you, but you yourself is gone.
Granted, the ideas of afterlife and what happens are tied to Deism and Naturalism, but I'm more after what your cultural look on death is, not what might happen afterwords. Is it something to be feared, something we should try to take control over, or is it something we should just let be, whether it is natural or not.