Post by Rai the Space Samurai on Oct 13, 2005 18:09:10 GMT -5
I'd like to pose a different opinion here, since everyone mostly seems to be on the same page as far as the poll question goes. Is it really our life to give? If you're religious then you believe that God created you. Wouldn't that mean that it was His right to decide when you go? Even if you're not religious, what about your family and friends? What about your impact on the rest of the world? We are entwined with the lives of others, whether we like it or not, whether we think so or not. So in a sense, pieces of our lives belong to others. It's like a network, where everyone shares portions of themselves and gets portion from others in return- that's what I'm trying to say. Do we have the right to take ourselves away from other people?
I used to be suicidal myself, but a lot has changed since then. I feel indebted now. I was given life, the chance to experience so many things and in return I have a purpose of some sort to fulfill. A contribution to give to the world or even just to another person. When I've done all I can, then my life will end. A lot of people feel like they can't do anything more or that they have nothing else to give, but is that really the way it is? I think when people get to the point that they want to commit suicide they may not be seeing things as they are.
Just an opinion, and not meant to offend anyone that feels different. That's just the way that I feel for myself, after all.
Post by dreamingawake on Oct 19, 2005 9:29:31 GMT -5
Awesome argument, my friend. I totally agree with you. As a Christian, I believe that our life is not our own, and therefore we do not have the right to take it when we see fit. That is God's decision--when to end our lives--not ours. Buuut, for all who aren't religious, seriously think about what she said... Should we really be so selfish as to wipe ourselves clean from the face of earth when there would be others left behind who would be devastated over our demise? I think not. Speaking from personal experience, I know how hard it is to lose someone from natural causes or from a twist of fate that resulted in an accidental death, I can't imagine how it would be to lose someone who intentionally took their life.