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Is Suicide A Sin?

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nailit | 19:10 Tue 27th Oct 2020 | Religion & Spirituality
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Would like to hear the Theists side of this question.
When I was an evangelical christian, I was told that suicide was a sin worthy of eternal torment.
I could never get my head around this doctrine. A person so tormented in life, would be even more tormented in the afterlife for the sin of been tormented in this one???

Over the years Ive attended the funerals of several friends who have taken their own lives.
All sad, All tormented by their own 'demons'.

Ive had my own episodes of wanting to depart (forever) this life, but thankfully still here and enjoy life.
Just cant wrap my head around the doctrine of eternal torment for people who are trying to escape a tormented life...

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I believe in god....about sin I also have a view
"There is a very interesting debate raging at the moment about the nature of sin, for example,” said Oats. “And what do they think? Against it, are they?” said Granny Weatherwax.
“It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”
“Nope.”
“Pardon?”
“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.
“It’s a lot more complicated than that . . .”
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes . . .”
“But they starts with thinking about people as things . . . ”

Terry Pratchett Carpe Jugulum
alleluia !
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matthew 6:14
If more people read Terry Pratchett and less "holy" books the world would be a much better place.
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Make that a double...
If our faith determines that suicide is a sin, then it is - if it doesn't, then it's not.
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Oh God here we go with the removed answers brigade
nailit - Abuse is not allowed, you know that perfectly well.
Let he who is without sin cast the first paedophile or murderous thug.
Thou shalt not sin against the Site Rules :-)
Samuel 31:4/5
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How is
''I'll have a pint of what he's having'
In anyway breaking any Site Rules?
Mods, stop being so trigger finger happy for Gods sakes...
nailit - // How is
''I'll have a pint of what he's having'
In anyway breaking any Site Rules? //

It's not - but that's not what your removed post said.

// Mods, stop being so trigger finger happy for Gods sakes... //

It would be a shame if the thread you started was to get terminated for transgressing Site Rules, so why don't we drop this and move on.
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//nailit - Abuse is not allowed, you know that perfectly well//
Are you kidding Andy?
Show the abuse?
What abuse?
A tongue in cheek, off the cuff remark was abuse?
Are you insane man?
It was considered a sin. Suicides were denied a Christian burial and until 1961 attempted suicide was a criminal offence. Now coroners' verdicts record 'suicide while the balance of mind was disturbed', which allows them to have a Christian funeral.
nailit, I'm not going to argue with you about this.

If you feel the Moderator was wrong, contact the Editorial Team and take it up there.
Andy that is a loaded threat and you should be ashamed of yourself. There is nothing wrong with this thread -or there wasn't until you put your oar in -yes zap this if it makes you feel good . Custer's last stand and all that...........
Nailit, stop enabling him.
Andy and you know fine well there isn't an 'Editorial Team'.

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