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OftenBen  ·  405 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide

I'm deeply jealous.

I think you are completely ignoring or discounting the harm directly perpetuated by most Christian sects.

An example.

By catholic dogma, suicide is a Mortal Sin, which means it leads to damnation. A dead person cannot recant or feel remorse, so by Catholic dogma, every suicide is damned to hell. They work around this by saying 'someone isn't in their right mind' and similar technicalities, but the rules are very clear. A kid I went to school with had massive mental health issues because her mom killed herself and her grandparents raised her devout catholic, certain of the knowledge that her mom was burning in hell where she belonged.

When I say I am jealous of you, I mean it. Many are not so fortunate, and suffer at the hands of religious people, or suffer because of religious indoctrination that runs fundamentally in opposition to human wellness or self actualization. Suicide is a hard issue for culture at large, and in the west, it's made more difficult because of Christianity in specific, religion in general.

I don't want to fight with you, but I would like an acknowledgement that you are breathing rarefied air, theologically speaking.