To: Christie at the beach
Suicide is tragic because it is the epitome of the in curvatus in se (curved in on oneself) which is the nature of all human sin. The depressed person is overwhelmed and sees his/herself as not the center of the universe, but the entire universe. There is nothing else, no One else...and ultimately little concern for the (literal) hell that will be unleashed for the family, friends, co-workers, etc who are left behind, let alone for the emergency responders who encounter the carnage.
posted on 04/06/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT
(If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
I am not judging others and personally I don't have all of the answers. Yes, I think it is a sin to do this and I think it's wrong. And you are leaving out one thing, improper medications and not having proper help can also trigger a wrong decision. These cases are not all cut n dry as you seem to think.
Interesting perspective. Mine is somewhat different. Here’s what I just posted on another thread (I’m repeating myself.) We were discussing slow suicide, that is wholly approved by the yawning, indifferent society (listen to Eleanor Rigby, which explains it sufficiently well), versus a quick suicide. Here’s my famous quote:
Those who do it the quick method dont deserve our condemnation. It is not they who are selfish (as if the dead could be selfish!), it is we, poor things (selfish), who blame the suicides for hurting our precious feelings, when it was ultimately we who failed them!
posted on 04/06/2013 8:50:24 PM PDT
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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