Wednesday, 11 March 2009
I grew up in a Christian home with Christian values and so the Bible has always been relied on. In the Bible, it says that if people commit suicide then that person will end up going to hell. They have committed murder on themselves and this is against the Ten Commandments.
I have thought about committing suicide and I'll admit that I have. I also know two people in my life that have committed suicide. One was my Grandpa who did it in the basement of their house with a gun since he was under the influence of alcohol. The other was a guy I knew from another town. He committed suicide since he was struggling with depression and he was getting off some medication. He needed someone to talk to but no one was able to go to his apartment and talk to him so he shot himself. They were both good guys, and they didn't deserve to die. Especially, not on their own reasoning.
The part I seem to have trouble understanding is why good people who commit suicide end up going to hell. It just doesn't seem right to me. If someone was under all the pressure of their life and they wanted to get out of it they would just kill themselves and be set free from it. If they did this then they would go to hell and... Get what I am saying?
I know that if a person were under the influence of some medication or some sort of mental illness that the person would make it to heaven since it was not totally their fault. Now if they were depressed and felt like they couldn't live anymore with their life, would they go to heaven or to hell? That is my biggest question and I am curious to know what all of your answers are because I don't know what I believe. I'm just thinking that if they were severely depressed and felt that there was no way out anymore that it would count as a mental illness or condition and then they would make it to heaven if they were also a good person.
Where do you think a good person who is suffering with severe depression goes when they committ suicide? Have you ever thought about committing suicide but was to scared to do it because of where you might go?