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The Grim Reaper
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Post # 1
Is he "real" in the sense that there is a spirt that takes your soul to the underworld when you die, or is it all made up?
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Re: The Grim Reaper
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Post # 2

In my opinion, hell is exaggerated and something the religious leaders may have made up because they were losing many followers. So they needed something to restore everyone faith in god, therefore bringing the money in to them!

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Re: The Grim Reaper
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Post # 3
No, I mean, is the Grim Reaper a real thing in the sense or is he made up?
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Re: The Grim Reaper
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 4
He is made up. An idea of "personalising" death as a "figure".
There are many such beliefs, the Banshees of Ireland for instance. A howling dog. (When my father died the dog whimpered, he didn't howl!)
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Re: The Grim Reaper
By: / Adept
Post # 5
This thread has been moved to Misc Topics from Welcome.
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Re: The Grim Reaper
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 6
The grim reaper is a representation of the energy/power of death. When someone dies the life is "reaped" from them, hence the sicle. A ghostly or skeleton body represents death itself. And the black cloak...I'm guessing it is either to represent earth or just to look mystical.

The grim reaper is very similar to the horseman of death in revelations (Bible) and I believe that is where it stems from, if my memory serves me.

Death is not evil nor dark. It is a natural end to the cycle of life. Everything must end to experience a rebirth/change. So even if there was a grim reaper running around. It's not a thing to be feared.
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Re: The Grim Reaper
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Post # 7
Well he's not made up and he's an angel (the angel of death)
he appears in the last moments of the life of every person to take his soul.
his shape will be like a person u love or sth nice if u were good in ur life and he'll be like a person u hate or sth u afraid of or just very awful and scarry if u were bad.
the person may see him for days before he/she die and noone around do.
this is real and dont belive me but keep my words in mind because u will remembes that when the time comes
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Re: The Grim Reaper
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Post # 8
I think the grim reaper is a funny character. It looks like hes always smiling, he might be the only one who sees the humor in his job.
But seriously life after death is a complex thing. Its all about consequences. I do not think death is so glamorous in that way it is usually described by "fluffy" people.
I like the grimreaper because he symbolizes change. And change is so important, if death had not existed, everything would stand still.
Hey do santa exist? well, for some people he does, and not for some others. What would life be without fantasy?
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Re: The Grim Reaper
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Post # 9
The Grim Reaper that we all have come to know in movies and tv shows is most likely made up, however Death as a being is a very talked about topic in the occult world and should not be thrown out because a few people disagree with the idea and possibility. All that shows is lack of open mindedness and in paganism being closed minded isnt a good thing. After all, if you found out something was real, provided legitimate evidence to support your finding, and someone out there who had been practicing magick for a while pretty much said "No, that cant happen, your full of crap" you wouldnt be very happy. One of my favorite authors dedicated a chapter in one of his books to the idea that Death is a real being. Personally i have mixed feelings about the subject and wont know until the day i die.
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Re: The Grim Reaper
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 10
Death is an intelligent force. I do not doubt that. I've seen first hand the mercy of death and it's precision.

But I doubt that death looks anything like a grim reaper. Since so many people die every hour of the day, it is my opinion that death is an energy form.

Not all things in the spiritual have bodily forms. That is something human's of this world can relate to, so we consistently put faces and shapes to beings we can't fathom.
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