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PLUTARCH

examines successively the effect of the belief in immortality on the lives of the bad, the good, and the average man.
BAD and wicked men, frightened of the penalties and punishments of the next world, afraid to do wrong, and therefore keeping the more quiet, will have more pleasant and peaceful lives. For Epicurus regards the fear of punishment as the sole deterrent from wrongdoing. So we should bring before their eyes the fears of superstition and set in motion against them from heaven and earth terrors, bottomless pits, alarms, suspicions, in the hope that these may dismay them into gentler and better ways. It is better for them to be good from a fear of what follows death, than to be bad and lead precarious and anxious lives.
For the majority of mankind, the expectation of eternal life involved in legendary religion (even when it is accompanied by a fear of the next world),' and the longing for existence, which is the most ancient and powerful of all desires, have something pleasant and delightful in them which far outweighs those childish fears. So when men lose child or wife or friend, they would far prefer that these should continue to exist and survive in a state of misery than that they should be destroyed and annihilated. They love to hear the dead described as 'changed' or' passed away', phrases which indicate that death is a transformation and not a destruction of the soul, and so repeat
E'en there will I remember my dead friend,
or
What shall I say to Hector or old Priam ?
The feeling leads to false ideas : and they feel more at ease if they bury with the dead their arms or belongings or the clothes they used to wear. If their lost ones seem to ask or want anything, they like giving it. So Periander burnt her dress with his dead wife as though she was cold and needed it. They are

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