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To: SuziQ

Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.


50 posted on 08/20/2012 12:59:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.

We do not know that. Often it is not even knowable. People are mortal, which means everyone dies sooner or later. Who among us has the ultimate knowledge of how any given person's life should end? Does anyone on this planet has some sort of a Master Plan to look at? I don't think so.

Doctor: You have an untreatable illness. You are not young; in fact, you lived a full life and made good things. But all good things come to an end. Your choices are: (a) to spend all your money, about a million per month, on the best palliative treatment - and you will be either in pain or asleep all the time. Or (b) - you give your money to someone else, like your children, or a charity, or a complete stranger so that they can do something useful with it. Understand that the money you will spend in (a) will not do you any good - once it ends you die. Also this money will fall under the broken window fallacy, meaning that the money will simply disappear from the society - the labor of hundreds, if not thousands of workers will be wasted because they will not be able to save you anyway. Expensive (hard to make) drugs and irreplaceable time of doctors will be wasted on a hopeless patient instead of helping someone who can be healed.

Will this patient want to sacrifice himself, deprive himself of a few more months in this world, so that he can do the last good deed for his loved ones? Or perhaps he will choose to be selfish (yes, that word again) and spend all his money on keeping his unconscious body alive until the money runs out?

Who is the hero here, where is the sacrifice and where is selfishness, in what scenario?

The trouble with canned solutions is that they are often wrong. Suicide of a warrior before the battle is certainly a shame, and you can say that the warrior is selfish. On the other hand, suicide of a warrior who throws himself onto a live grenade to protect his team is anything but selfish. One judgement does not fit all.

61 posted on 08/20/2012 2:04:30 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: Ann Archy

Oh, Lord have mercy...
Now the “sin” comments.

How in heavens’ name can you make such a comment when you know NOTHING about this man’s personal life?

I guess if we just pray hard enough, that should take care of any chemical imbalances in the brain...Your types really add more pain to those who are suffering from a clinical depression. Why do you think God gave us doctors and medicine? Even then, we can’t always understand God’s greater plans.

suggestion:
1. Don’t judge what you don’t know anything about.
2. Get information on the causes of suicide.
4. Use spell check.


82 posted on 08/20/2012 4:39:09 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Ann Archy
Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.

ABC says he had inoperable brain cancer.

I'm sure you'd just pray it all away? Gotcha.

110 posted on 08/20/2012 9:54:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: Ann Archy

Anyone know what the reason was for offing himself? I mean the guy had to be loaded being a Hollywood Director and all.


118 posted on 08/20/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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