If a person ends their life is it like if they end someone else's?

@raydene (9875)
United States
October 24, 2010 9:54pm CST
My question is do you think God forgives you for taking your life or would you be judged like you have taken another's life? I have been contemplating religion. My religion is totally against it. What about yours? God bless R
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Long time no see welcome back. and yup I think it is a sin
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Hi Friend I like your no nonsense answer! lol Not sure how long but today I'm here. xoxoxoxo R
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Oct 10
you know me righ to the point lol hugsssssssssssssssssss
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Taking your own life is just as bad as taking the life another. you are still ending a life. One is just of your choosing while the other is not. they are both a crime that should not have been.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
26 Oct 10
Good answer Doll It is as you say most likely. But then in some cultures it is the honorable way. xoxoxo R
@cassije74 (247)
• Philippines
25 Oct 10
Hmmm... for me, taking up one's life is not an ideal thing to have. As far as i know, each one of us is accountable to our own deeds and action. Somewhere or somehow we are the only one to be blame for causing our own acts. God gives us freedom to live and not to end up our life with our own hands. Maybe, if we do not die in peace ... in the other world we also do not have peace...
@raydene (9875)
• United States
26 Oct 10
OMG The thought of leaving this world and not having peace in the next is just plain unbearable! xoxoxoxoxo R
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Well in my religon I dont believe God forgives you for chosing to end your life but maybe if you werent christian or had much knowledge of God then perhaps he wont be so harsh on punishment. Er but for the most part I think you go to hell for killing yourself but who knows God is unpredictable.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
25 Oct 10
Thanks so much for responding I understand what you are saying. I do think if a person is in pain it might be different. xoxoxoxo
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
30 Oct 10
this is a very heated question, so many fights break out over it. The bible says it is wrong, but I believe God forgives, I have to, it has happened in my family.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
27 Oct 10
There is only one unpardonable sin where there is no forgiveness and that is to blashpame God's gift of his Holy Spirit. Here is an url that might help you better understand what it means to blasphme the Holy Spirit. http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/unpardonablesin.html So to answer your question. If someone takes their own life it is forgivable but it is between them and God, not our judgement or condemnation. Not our call. God is able to forgive any sin except for condemation and rejection of his Holy Spirit. So just because someone takes their own life does not mean there is no forgivness from God from this sin. He alone knows the suffering, anquish and pain that led to someone taking their own life and he alone will judge that person on their entire life and behavior not on the one act. God is able to forgive this. As to if he will it depends a lot on the person facing God at judgement and what else they may have done good or evil.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Oct 10
I do think all religions teaches one to be good, to preserve life and live to the fullness. In life, there are bound to be some setbacks. It is our own thinking and belief that keeps us going. Religion is avenue which enriches our mental health.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I don't believe in that type of God, what I do believe is that we each reap what we sow and if instead of facing something we decied to kill ourselves we will have to return to life until we have faced whatever it is. On the other hand I can understand someone facing a life of increasing pain wanting to end it. I is never my place to judge what others do, I don't know the whole story and only the one living it can judge.