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To: Springfield Reformer
How many attempt suicide on any given day in the US? This writer offered ONE example.

Maybe you disagree, but I don't think that merits notice.

13 posted on 05/25/2011 7:25:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I see your point. There may be no statistical correlation. It would make some sociology doctoral candidate a nice thesis. I agree that anyone of normal mental health is unlikely to mortally harm themselves no matter what they’re told. But avoiding misdirection is a central part of what Jesus warned against in that whole teaching on his return. He did not want his followers being misled by panic-mongers, because irrational fear does make you do stupid things you later regret. I suspect our doctoral candidate would find that such events serve as magnets to the already unstable and tend to push them over the threshold from passive dysfunction to actively self-destructive behaviors. So perhaps no net increase in looniness, but a definite increase in harm to the already weak-minded, as Paul puts it.


20 posted on 05/25/2011 7:41:11 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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