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user-inactivated  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide

    “It is true,” she answered, “that we are all going to a Country of Souls but the wicked, particularly those who have destroyed themselves by a violent death, bear there the penalty of their crime; they are separated by it from the others and have no communication with them; that is the reason for my sorrow,” In like manner, Virgil assigns a separate corner of Hades to Dido and a number of others who had been the unhappy victims of their own despair.

A passage from one of the excerpts from Quatrarius's link.

    The Mahabharata talks of suicide stating those who commit it can never attain to regions (of heaven) that are blessed.

Under the Hinduism section of the Wikipedia excerpt.

I'm not sharing these things to frustrate you, I'm just trying to illustrate once again, Christianity isn't necessarily special or unique in its world view. That said, I'd like to point out that just because it might have a more severe position on the subject, it doesn't mean it takes a more severe position on every subject. Different religions take more extreme positions on certain subjects over others. Dietary restrictions, marriage, warfare, charity, what have you. These things tend to be indicative of what was or wasn't seem as culturally important at the time these world views were formed.

Do you wanna take a break for a bit? I'm gonna get myself some lunch. Dala got some kind of Pho Noodles that look amazing and I'm gonna give them a shot.