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Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine

Started this discussion. Last reply by max stirner Apr 8, 2013. 29 Replies

This is horribly sad event but the question must be ask: With the church doctrine that says suicide is an unredeemable sin, how do Christians deal with that fact?Continue

Is the belief in Santa Harmful

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niall Dec 28, 2011. 38 Replies

Most of us have grown up and believed in the existence of Santa Claus in our very early years.  I have been coming around to the view that maybe this belief is harmful to children.  In listening to…Continue

Tags: beliefs, damaging, Santa

When someone goes through personal misfortune, how do you help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richmond Nov 4, 2011. 3 Replies

When someone goes through the personal misfortunes and disappointments in life, how do you help them cope with their feelings of hopelessness and defeat.I have been helping a good friend through a…Continue

Is attacking religion as bad really the best argument for being atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by anti_supernaturalist May 20, 2011. 13 Replies

I hear a lot of arguments on here about the evils of religion and it always makes me think. Wouldn't the evils of religion be the weakest argument for being atheist?  Going on the assumption that…Continue

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max stirner replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"** Goest thou for the book deal -- don't forget movie rights Dear "Pastor" Rick, When is the book detailing your ordeal with a severely depressed son going to hit the Xian-Fox talk circuit? GriefLit is a big genre. And "God"…"
Apr 8, 2013
Ron Humphrey replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"In the news, Rick Warren (or his family) asked for prayers.  I am puzzled as to exactly what prayer they wanted."
Apr 8, 2013
Sagacious Hawk replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Richmond, to answer your question: Even if that Christian believes that suicide is a terrible sin, they will still be prone to believe that their loved one is in heaven because ultimately they recognize that they can't know the mind of their…"
Apr 8, 2013
Alan C replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"I think there is no way on this earth that Warren will ever 'snap out' of his delusion, he is in WAY too deep.  If he is a snake oil entrepreneur then he will continue with business as usual, finding a way to milk every last…"
Apr 8, 2013
kOrsan replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Looks like your son flunked, asshole."
Apr 8, 2013
kOrsan replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Parasites like him are the ones who make life hell for so many others like gays and women, by propagating homophobia and other nonsense that ultimately leads to so many people struggling with bullying and depression that some of them even kill…"
Apr 8, 2013
SteveInCO replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Well I don't think at a gut level they really DO believe it or they'd celebrate at funerals and being told you had a terminal illness would be cause for cartwheels down the hall."
Apr 8, 2013
Doug Reardon replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"In the Catholic church suicide IS the unforgivable sin."
Apr 7, 2013
_Robert_ replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Belle, there is an unforgivable sin. I don't know if you believe in god or not, but if you do not, you are hell bound according to the christian faith."
Apr 7, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"I'm just wondering if his kid had homosexual tendencies.  Can you imagine the unrelenting torment that must have been."
Apr 7, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"There's no such thing as sin."
Apr 7, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"I think some of them are knowingly snake oil salesmen, and are bad men as a result. The ones who genuinely believe in snake oil are still selling it to millions of others, and are doing great harm as a result. But Warren isn't just selling…"
Apr 7, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"I was thinking exactly the same thing."
Apr 7, 2013
Richmond replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"I in no way think anyone deserves to lose a child. It is horrific.  I am just looking at the dilemma they must deal with as Christians."
Apr 7, 2013
Strega replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"@Richmond - presumably it's unforgivable because once you are dead, it's a bit hard to get to a confessional."
Apr 7, 2013
Adam replied to Richmond's discussion 'Rick Warren's son's suicide and church doctrine'
"Guess his prayers were never answered huh? Can't call this one of "gods miracles" "
Apr 7, 2013

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