If termination of our existing lives is the black void of nothingness and an extinguishing of consciousness , then I agree; there is no dignity in death.
Franklin, it's because of the incredible depths of love that we feel for family members, friends and even strangers that I believe there has to be more than this. Why does it hurt so much to lose people to death if this is all there is? When I think of the genius of people like John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh, I don't think that incredible talent dies and is wasted at death. I hope not anyway. If it is then that would make whoever it is that put us all here the cruelist of cruel.