Saturday, April 25, 2009

Christianity and Suicides

Christianity featured two articles on suicide yesterday. This brings to mind an article I have written, Down and Out and Suicidal, and the people I have walked/journeyed with who were suicidal. I am glad they are all well and no longer suicidal.

Suicide was an acceptable option in Greek/Roman philosophies. The 'open door' thinking is that you can check out anytime whenever the going get tough. In the last century, this thinking in the guise of personal autonomy has made a come-back. Christian thinking has always being against suicide because the right of life and death belongs to God. However I do not think that suicide is an unforgivable sin.

read these two articles and let me know what you think.

Top Story
by Chris Capozziello
In the Valley of the Shadow of Suicide
A mother catches glimmers of hope after losing a son.

Preventing Suicide
Fast facts about risk factors, warning signs, and tips for saving lives.



Blogger pearlie said...

I've been reading -- can't quite verbalise my thoughts yet, being emotions, at the moment.

2:04 PM  

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