Pad, i feel as if death is the end... because when you look at the universe, and what we humans have been able to figure out about the universe, it tells us over and over again... that nothing lasts forever, that everything is in a constant flux of change, and at the heart of change is decay and degradation. Because there is no viable evidence pertaining to existence beyond death.... and all evidence points to it being the end, my default position is the idea that when i die, i will cease to exist.
I cannot be certain of this, as i cannot really be certain of anything... but when emotions are put to the side, and i listen to reason and logic... all signs point to death being the end. Because of this, i still hold onto the idea that when i die i will cease to exist... but if i am to be completely honest with myself, i cannot be certain.
Which is exactly why i only have ideas with the closest approximations to the truth, rather than beliefs which hold claim to truth.