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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:41 AM

The real reason religions ban suicide

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Religions are mostly about control, blame and punishment. They devote most of the time and energy to blaming and punishing in order to maintain their dominant position in society. Suicide gives people a way to choose to avoid their punsihment. Of course the result is no existence at all for the one who suicides, but the people who are watching get the satisfaction of seeing others avoid the wrath of the religions. So in that sense it is liberating and therefore must be banned by the faiths.

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Reply The real reason religions ban suicide (Original post)
es35 Jul 2016 OP
Lint Head Jul 2016 #1
Motley13 Jul 2016 #2
sarae Jul 2016 #3
thucythucy Jul 2016 #4
Festivito Jul 2016 #5
truebluegreen Jul 2016 #6

Response to es35 (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:49 AM

1. The Protestant religion basically sees the body as the temple of God.

So doing harm to it is destroying that metaphorical Temple.

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Response to es35 (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 11:54 AM

2. If dim don gets elected

it will be mass suicide

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 12:04 PM

3. true...

or mass murder (nuke!)

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Response to es35 (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 12:19 PM

4. Might it also have something to do

with the pain that suicide causes others?

I know two people whose spouses committed suicide, one person whose son killed himself. Decades later, they are still coping with the pain.

I think your analysis is way too simplistic.

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Response to es35 (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 12:33 PM

5. More like we don't decide on things we don't understand.

Those things are left to God, such that it is left to God's action. If that leads to some control, it would seem to be more the nature of the beast -- so to speak.

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Response to es35 (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2016, 01:02 PM

6. "the result is no existence at all"

 

How does anyone know that?

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