"Girl, 12, hangs herself and leaves a note for her mother saying she wanted to see her dead father again because she 'missed him so much'"* Cenk Uygur and An...
The danger of your child truly believing the bullshit religious parents feed them.
soooooo so sad.
I dont think that children really understand the finality of death.
They do at about age 8-10, which I think is the age when most kids actually absorb the concept. I don't remember the day when, as a child really grasped mortality. I do, however, remember when my daughter asked something like "do kitty cats die?" and I said "Everything dies. Cats, dogs, plants, birds, and people. Everything that lives dies someday." She was silent and then we had a few episodes of more questions and being extra-quiet and maybe a few days of difficulty getting to sleep, but that passed.
But when people try to excuse the Columbine shooters, for example, by saying that teens don't really understand death, that's silly. Of course they do. They know if they kill someone there will be no more birthdays, no more Thanksgiving dinners, no graduation. It's just stupid to say that teens don't understand the finality of death.
My daughters lost their father when they were 14 and 16, and the older one, who already had serious health issues, almost succeeded in killing herself. She took a lethal dose of pills when, after asking for a sign from her father, she heard that damn Sarah McLachlan song In the Arms of an Angel.
And she's an atheist! She felt she couldn't face the world without him. Of course it's not that simple but that's the gist of it. He was a Christian, and she knew he thought he would see her again. It was such a brutally painful absence I think she went off a bit into the fantasy she knew he had.
I can't watch the video about this young girl because it's too close to home. We would have lost my daughter if we had not found her in time. I wish this girl could have been saved too. My daughter made it through and has 4 more weeks to go and she will have finished a semester of nursing school.
Ironically, saying, "There but for the grace of God, go I" seems to make sense here. I can't say that because I don't believe in a god or any grace it might have, but I am grateful nonetheless. My daughter's father's religious beliefs and practices partially caused my daughter's problems in the first place.
Shit that bronze-age mentality brings to our children.I hate all gods and their stupid upholders!
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