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Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith van der Roos Jun 3, 2013. 134 Replies

I recently confronted suicide not once, or twice... but three times. One of these is still occurring. What I haven't explained in …Continue

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Jun 5, 2013
Judith van der Roos replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"It was a decision based merely on circumstances at the time, when every single little movement produced pain, when everything either happened to me or was imposed upon me in lieu of any meaningful communication. Once all your dignity is stripped…"
Jun 3, 2013
James Cox replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"Could it be that since the 'people of the book' look up to to some abstract/absolute/demanding 'father figure', they constantly hope to tarry favor via some degree of conformity. In the absence of such a belief/behavior we…"
Jun 3, 2013
Unseen replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"I would go with Sartre's explanation that many people want God to exist because if God doesn't exist then they are 100% responsible for creating themselves through their choices, whereas if God exists it's much easier: just do as he…"
Jun 3, 2013
matt.clerke replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"Same reason there is religious straight people... people are gullible enough to believe it."
Jun 3, 2013
Ward Cressin replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
""Hell isn't a place, it's a state of relationship: not being in relationship with God." Really? So all non-Christians and even some Christians are already in Hell right here on Earth. That is what you said - just logically…"
Jun 3, 2013
Ward Cressin replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"Does that mean if you are confident that it doesn't exist then you're fine? You only sin if you doubt?     :D"
Jun 3, 2013
Ward Cressin replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"The premise underlying many religions (going to heaven/Valhalla/etc. after death) is very likely a root cause of people getting the equation wrong - to use a concept from the linked article. Instead of death being equal to zero, an afterlife changes…"
Jun 2, 2013
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Jun 2, 2013
Simon Paynton replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"Thanks for sharing, Judith"
Jun 2, 2013
Unseen replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"I agree it has to do with gaining approval, but perhaps a bit more of a metaphorical "parent" (society at large, being a churchgoer in good standing being evidence of such). I think that may be what you meant anyway."
Jun 2, 2013
Unseen replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"I see the role of religion in suicide as a mixed bag. For every person driven to suicide in some sense by religion, there may be someone who is kept from suicide by it. For negative reasons, of course: the "straight to Hell" aspect for…"
Jun 2, 2013
Judith van der Roos replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"I am not, nor have ever been religious in any form. I am gay but have never experienced any bullying because of it, my family are entirely accepting of the whole spectrum of sexuality. I have once tried to kill myself though. The decision to try was…"
Jun 2, 2013
Judith van der Roos replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"Yeah, that one has always baffled me as a gay, non believer. Mind you you seeing as religion seems stacked to oppress females in particular and the power of female sexuality I also wonder why on earth any woman would have anything to do with it."
Jun 2, 2013
Melvinotis replied to JD Stockman's discussion 'Suicide'
"JD, my heart goes out to you because I had a similar set of back to back attempts by people around me in 1985. None successful, but all with difficult aftermaths. I won't go into the circumstances of them here, but I'll add this.…"
Jun 2, 2013

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I am an apistevist atheist. This means my atheism is reliant on my failure to observe faith as a tangible and equitable source of investing for anything.
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