Most people in America die of old age but kidslearn about death from television, movies newspapers, and video games andthose sources major in deaths of violence.
Nothing." Because adults show anxiety about death and tend to shield childrenfrom it, the kids must turn to other sources to learn what they can aboutthe subject.
Ethan in Ethan Frome, Grant in A Lesson Before Dying and Hester in Scarlet Letter each try to elude their life dilemma’s, but are hindered due to their obligations.
If you don't believe me, look these things up for yourself. You should, anyway, whether you believe me or not! Go to the library and look up the references that a young-earth creationist cites. Examine the original context, and judge for yourself whether important information is omitted, and if the creationist has quoted the source fairly, accurately, and completely. Judge whether the original meaning has changed. Do some searches on the Internet. You can begin with the references that I have included with this essay. On the Internet you will have to learn to discern the truth among a large number of competing claims. That's an important responsibility. Take the time to discern well. Remember that the number of repetitions and verbal volume don't make truth. Get started now.
Sigmund Freud once stated we cannot conceive of our owndeath.
"Must you go on 'speaking for God' when He never once has said the things that you are putting in His mouth? Does God want your help if you are going to twist the truth for Him? Be careful that He doesn't find out what you are doing! Or do you think you can fool God as well as men? No, you will be in serious trouble with Him if you use lies to try to help Him out. Doesn't His majesty strike terror to your heart? How can you do this thing? These tremendous statements you have made have about as much value as ashes. Your defense of God is as fragile as a clay vase!" (Job 13:7-12, Living Bible)
The common thought is that children cannot handle death.
The kids involved wereabout 9 years old so some had matured into the adult way of thinking aboutdeath, and some were still in the personified ("death-man") mindset.
Dying can be dehumanizing and lonely.
Each year we invited one of our 4th grade classes fromanother school in our district to write an essay on, "What is Death?" Theteacher then sent the essays to our class where they were reviewed.