2. Even without fear we can experience suffering. E.g. pain
That's false, actually. Sensation without fear is just sensation. It isn't pain. Learning to quiet the internal fear alarm is precisely how people learn to perform tasks to completion despite sensations that would cause other people to stop and pull away.
3. I donít have a fear of drowning, although I canít swim, I do love the water.
So you've learned how to be in the water without fear, and since you're still alive, you've learned how to be in the water without the water constituting a serious assault to your body. How Neo-Buddhist of you! You're a walking advertisement for Neo-Buddhism! You'll be receiving a complimentary Neo-Buddhist "What's fear got to do with it?" bumper sticker in the mail.
If I am about to die and I have knowledge of the event, I will probably be fearful.
As well you should, since an assault to your body is imminent. Eminently Neo-Buddhist!
6. Many people have fear of things that they know they will survive. Myself, being shy, I have a great fear of being in a room full of strangers. I know Iím not in danger. It is an irrational fear, but I have it none the less.
I contend that you fear the room full of strangers because as a child you somehow came to the conclusion that you in fact would not survive being in a room full of strangers. I propose as a cure continual repetition of the Great Truth, especially when about to enter a room full of strangers.