what's so enjoyable about getting scared?

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  1. UnchartedSpirit

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    I feel it's masochistic, but then again I don't know wheither masochism is ungodly or not
     
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    Bungie jumpers and thrill ride seekers enjoy something about it.

    Those who build skyscrapers enjoy the thrill and challenge.

    In the construction of most every major bridge and building there were people killed.
     
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    I think it may be that people feel "more alive" after a fear response (adrenaline rush). It is similar to the effect of riding a roller coaster or bungee jumping.
     
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    I'm not asking about thrill-seekers, this is about horror/terror-seekers who don't mind a prank pulled on them or doing one themselves. I don't even want to be in the same Church with a Christian like that
     
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    I think it is the adrenaline rush...
    or some other chemical our body releases when scared, that gives a pleasurable feeling.

    I hate being scared...
     
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    It is a chemical reaction the brain has to addrenalin (sp?) and endorphins. Some people like it more then others. Some get it from roller coasters some from scarry movies some from working in the emergency room. People like it to different degrees some alot some not so much. Some people run marathons for the endorphins.

    I am confused by your last sentence. Why would you have a problem with being in a church with a person who likes to play practical jokes. Is there something wrong with good natured jokes? Good luck finding a church.
     
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    Oh BTW...


    BOO!!!!!
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    Or,,does it give one a false sense of power, feeling they have taken great risks and overcome the 'elements'?


    Trick or Treat! :laugh:
     
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    on the contrary, horror, shock, and suspense creates endorphine withdrawl, which is more painful than physical wounds, but people like pysical suffering, so the same must go for people who think jokes and mischief are "good" natured when it is as evil as s&m
     
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    Would not the physical after effect be one of a thrill, that one had risked and survived?
     
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    it hasn't ever been for me so it can't be true and Godly for anyone else at the same time
     
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    Ending a jogging routine does the same thing. Is there something wrong with quitting jogging?
     
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    For The Last Time Getting Scared Is Not The Same As Excercising! You Know They Have Different Feelings!
     
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    I'm referring to the endorphine withdrawl that you state is painful.

    P.S. How Do You Type Capitalizing Every Word? Isn't That Hard To Do On A Constant Basis?
     
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    This part bothers me very much; the reasons some take these risky rides. It suggest a deliberate need to extend and reach out from their known boundaries, which are safe.

    What compels humans to seek g force experiences? There are several possible answers to the question. Perhaps the most important is the desire to awaken a body that has been numbed by the media environment which makes up our daily lives. We spend a large part of our time without making any real physical efforts, working in front of our computers for hours, sitting in our cars or apathetically taking up residence on our sofas in front of the television set. Our organisms seem to want to get away from the physical passivity and find instead situations which force us to recover intense bodily experiences. Over the last decade interest in extreme sports that offer a constant challenge to the human body’s physical and sensorial capacities has increased tremendously. Among such sports we can include bungee jumping, skateboarding, hot-dogging, and free falling. The addiction to speed and somatic disorientation is not a recent development but rather can be traced back to an earlier moment in time: the chaotic universe of the great metropolis that was born with the industrial revolution
     
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    Apparently The Mods Don't Want People To Get Angry Around Here, Though I Hate That Emotion As Much As Every Other One
     
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    I know quite a few Baptists who like to be scared.

    That's why they attend monthly business meetings.
     
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    For all US citizens only: If you like 'getting scared', remember Nov. 7th is Election Day!

    Now, we all have something to be really afraid of!! :rolleyes: :thumbsup:


    Ed

    P.S. "You have to vote; it's your license to gripe." (Author Unknown) :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    :BangHead: :thumbsup: :tonofbricks: :laugh:

    Ed
     

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