Is God against suicide?

@mommyboo (13207)
United States
January 21, 2009 2:50am CST
I have to ask this and put it up for discussion. It came to mind because of the fact that God seems to have given us free will... yet there are commandments against murder and killing. Suicide is the term for killing yourself. Now... the problem I have with this is that I hear sins are equal. If you steal something or lie, even if it was just a cookie or saying you got a better grade than you did, then it is considered just as bad as beating someone with a baseball bat or slashing your own wrists. This confounds me. Is there a commandment somewhere that says 'thou shalt not murder thyself'? Does it make you worse than someone who took a cookie and lied about it? Should it? Sometimes suicide 'victims' felt like they had no way out, that life was too painful. How is it fair for them to suffer in the next life, if there is one - because they could not stand this one?
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7 responses
• India
23 Jan 09
Hello my dear mommyboo Ji, I consider, "COMMITTING SUCIDE IS MOST COWARDY ACT BY ANY ONE", This reflects weakness in one's charcter and one is unable to fight and solve out one's situations. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Oh yes, I believe it is a cowardly and selfish act too... but one committed mostly out of desperation as well as mental illness or depression.
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• India
25 Jan 09
Hello my dear mommyboo Ji, A person, who commits sucide does not understand the outcome after one's sucide, one wants only to get awya from prsent circumstances. But if one revaels those circumtances, it may help one to solve one's problems by one's near and dear, who ultimately are going to suffer. But, here I would mention (as I too was once commited to do that way), on eis afraid to tell others, as one finds that otehrs would make mockery and one's disclosure may not bring any fruiotful results. I think, right from the begining at home and at Schools, such knowledge and understanding should be imparted the, "committing sucide is most cowardly act", and no body wants to become and treated as a coward. may god bless U and have a great time.
@thesoph (57)
21 Jan 09
Is he really thou? What about euthanasia? thats ending a life with out causing harm and it's only illegal in some parts of the world.
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@owlwings (37492)
• Cambridge, England
22 Jan 09
Whether something is illegal or not really has no bearing on it. It's illegal to drive on the wrong side of the road or to cross a red light but not inherently sinful. Euthanasia is a human decision and it may or may not be the decision of the person dying. It is wise for human laws to put strong restrictions on it, if not to make it illegal because each case must be judged on its own merits. Whether something is illegal or not depends on a fixed set of rules which are written down and (mostly) clearly defined. Sin is NOT a 'set of rules'. It is a state of mind or an attitude or an intention which departs from that of God.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Hmmm. That brings to the table whether breaking the law is also a sin. I think it would be considered morally wrong to break the law, although there are some things which are considered sins which are NOT against the law. This is why I thought it was so odd to combine religion with an attempt to get around a law (in another situation) because to ME, something that is against the law is immoral and should not be excused with religion.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
23 Jan 09
Maybe the next life will be much better than the one he has now.One of reasons that God create us human is to let us enjoy what he's created.If you killed youself, thats against his law.If sins are equal, the only difference maybe that whether you commit your sins and pray for forgiveness.Personally, I think all life is blessed,and we should all know that.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I do hope the next life is better, I do believe we'll continue on in some form or another . As far as 'better' though, we'd have no worries, not like we have here - about bills, about illness, about injuries, about aging, about trouble in relationships or about peace.
• Egypt
22 Jan 09
Different People, have different believes , and have different religions too. aren't the Commandment a christian thing? and isn't the reincarnation a Hindu thing? are you asking about it from the Christan point of view or Hindu point of view.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Any point of view really. The TEN commandments are a Christian thing, or perhaps that also extends to Catholic and Jewish, but I'm not sure. Reincarnation is part of many beliefs, including ones that are considered non-religions. The idea that souls go on forever is something I believe independent of any sect of religion, and even if you don't believe in God, I think you still have a soul and you will still exist in some form after this life.
@kishusia (1069)
• India
22 Jan 09
Life is a gift of God. God has given us this life. Only He can take it back. Those who can not give life have no right to take it away, even if it is their life. God has willed us to live life with love and mutual respect for each other. We have a right to our actions but we do not have any right to the result of our actions. This right is with the God. He decides about the result of our each action, small or big, right or wrong, saving someone or killing someone, killing or stealing.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
24 Jan 09
So we should treasure what we are given and make the most of it, correct? I do think that most people do believe that, but situations in some people's lives lead them to feel differently and they can't merge those things back together in their minds when too many things have gone wrong.
@parleg (52)
• India
21 Jan 09
well to which God are you referring??? agnostics or many gods or is it the God of the Bible???
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Any God... whoever you happen to believe in. I am agnostic, I believe there's a God, I just don't believe that the God *I* believe in is necessarily the same God someone else believes in. I don't follow any religion. In fact I don't believe in religion. When it's just about God, it's about having a relationship with God, not about rules and laws and sins and consequences.
@jlucas (126)
• United States
21 Jan 09
you should never take something that you cannot give back
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