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Do not condemn

June 2, 2013

Death is not easy to face. Just thinking about losing someone, of never being able to see hear or touch them again tugs at our hearts and mind....

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spike2

Jun-03-13 8:18 AM

In most cases, no. How about the individual who is terminal, will leave a family behind and assets will soon be in the negative, leaving them without the person and a financial negative? I think there are cases where it is not cowardice. Should it happen,of course not. Why should a terminally ill person have to fear destroying a family financially because of illness?

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Tedeaux

Jun-02-13 2:21 PM

Considering this letter, I assume this person has recently been close to someone who took their own life or even may be considering taking their own life. I would suggest that Mr or Ms Engel speak with someone that they trust and to get these feelings out in the open where the healing process can begin. Life is precious and should never be thrown away no matter how desperate the situation. Fight the good fight, my friend!

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mikekerstetter

Jun-02-13 1:10 PM

CMReeder-"I still do not see how taking your own life is brave."

I agree.

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 11:57 AM

"The author's assumptions on rules to get to heaven and what disqualifies one from going to heaven are inaccurate.

Also how do they know what it is really like on the other side of death." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Consistent, much??

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-02-13 9:11 AM

The author's assumptions on rules to get to heaven and what disqualifies one from going to heaven are inaccurate. Also how do they know what it is really like on the other side of death. Shelving these issue for now, it is sad and unfortunate when someone is thinking about or does commit suicide. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends that are left.

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 8:37 AM

"I had a cousin who committed suicide. There was nothing brave about it. He was a misdiagnosis young man whose treatment and medication was not working for him. He was confused and desperate for relief from the pain and torment he was experiencing." - CMReeder

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....What for-profit in$urance-companie$ would consider a "pre-existing condition"...another o' those many "benefits" of living in a capitalistic-society. Granted, an illness (like Schizophrenia) never "rear it's head", until someone's in their late-teens/early-20s...but, you can always give "God" credit for THAT lil' "prank". Unfortunately....for-profit in$urance-companie$ don't cover pranks.

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 8:27 AM

"I still do not see how taking your own life is brave." - CMReeder

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I don't think that surprises anyone....

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 8:21 AM

I had a cousin who committed suicide. There was nothing brave about it. He was a misdiagnosis young man whose treatment and medication was not working for him. He was confused and desperate for relief from the pain and torment he was experiencing.

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 8:19 AM

"Humans, in trying to explain the death process, came up with a set of 'rules' as to what we are to think of someone's passing. These 'rules,' also known as religious doctrines, are supposed to guide us to an acceptance of death, and to help us believe, that if we live a certain way, we will move onto the heavens where we will be accepted by our god." - T.A. Engel

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Another option would be to look up...into the Universe...on a really-clear night...and, have the maturity to recognize how really-insignificant (we are), on the grand-scale of things.

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See:

Deteriorata (YouTube)

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BornHere

Jun-02-13 7:52 AM

Risking my life to save another is brave, it takes more courage to live than to die.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 7:28 AM

I still do not see how taking your own life is brave.

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JabbaTheHutt

Jun-02-13 6:22 AM

Personally, I'd take blissful non-existance after this life any day. Who the heck wants to go on living forever after all this B.S. anyhow?

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