Dotsie wrote:You can tell by the good intentions paving slabs.
Tonyblack wrote:It goes like this: organised religions promise that if you live a good life, believe what they tell you and do what you are told, you'll be rewarded after you die. As this is impossible to prove, they can promise whatever they like.
So then believers say to themselves - if life after death is so good, then why wait? I'll just end my life and get on with enjoying the afterlife.
Organised religions say - Damn! We hadn't thought of that. We don't want to encourage that sort of thinking or we'll lose all our supporters. If we don't have any supporters then we're buggered.
So they come up with the idea that taking your own life is a sin and if you do it then you will be thrown into the pits of fire for all eternity.
Phew! That was a close one!!!!
Jan Van Quirm wrote::lol:
Because of the stigma and very often the secrecy in which suicides are carried out it is shocking and hurtful for those the person leaves behind as it can be seen as a form of rejection and abandonment as well as desperation. This is the true reasoning behind the stand that religious bodies put up against suicide because it does literally devastate families and the larger social circle, not least because it often involves some extreme form of violence to ensure success.
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