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I consider myself a perpetual student, always learning something new. I am currently working on a B.A. in Sociology. I also study psychology, world religions, mathematics, and gender studies.
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I enjoy holding intelligent conversations. I especially like learning why people believe different things.
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Anti-Suicide Reasoning

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:46pm 27 Comments

During the reading of some of my Sociological articles (most specifically those authored by Emile Durkheim), I began thinking of a moral quandary.  What is a valid reason (as atheists) to prevent suicide?

Christians believe in some type of hell or another; thus eternal torture.  Pagans believe in reincarnation; thus the return to the state the suicidal is attempting to leave.

What compelling reason do Atheists give to the suicidal to prevent this act?  Do we believe there is…


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At 6:18pm on February 2, 2012, Darlene Edelman said…

I have accepted your friend request.

At 7:34pm on September 14, 2011, Hope said…

Hello Laura ! Happy to be friends!!

Nice to meet you.. I like the name Laura btw..


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At 7:09pm on August 28, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Hey, thanks for the add!
At 10:06am on August 28, 2011, Don Leonard said…
Welcome to Think Atheist!
At 5:07pm on August 27, 2011, John Benedict said…
I love you baby.
At 4:51pm on August 27, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Laura!


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