Why should I fear death?
If I am, then death is not.
If Death is, then I am not.
Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.
Religious tyranny did domineer.
At length the mighty one of Greece
Began to assent the liberty of man.


Ran across this quote during a series of episodes of Hidden Brain on NPR, 2019-05-06, 2019-09-23, and 2019-10-08 about religion, life, death and dying.