Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
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06-04-2015, 03:51 PM (This post was last modified: 06-04-2015 03:58 PM by Dom.)
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
(06-04-2015 01:03 PM)LostLocke Wrote:  Relatives, doctors, the state itself may have a legal right to force you to live, even if it's against your wishes. This would certainly cut down on the successful suicide rates, and skew the numbers to look 'favorable' to that state.

That sounds about right.

And, the worst of all scenarios - being forced to undergo torture because the ones who are supposed to love you don't want to bury you.

People recoil when they hear suicide because the media only talks about teens who do it - it is quite rare that teens choose to exit. People of childbearing/rearing age also have a very strong instinctual aversion to death - they must finish rearing the kids. What gets really scary is if they heard of someone who chose to exit, or they themselves have thought of suicide at some point - most everyone does at one time or another, because it is a logical option. People who have children and do this get very upset at the whole idea, and for themselves, that is likely the proper reaction.

So, when you talk about people who actually do commit suicide, you are talking mostly about the elderly and about people who are ill with no chance of remission or cure. They are facing the exit and choose the road they want to take.

This should be a basic human right, to determine one's own path to the exit.

When my time comes, I hope to be sitting there, chilling with a good beer and lots of chocolate truffles and watching something funny. Or I want to lie under a big tree in the grass in the summertime and watch the birds. Or whatever tickles my fancy at the time.

I don't want to lie in an uncomfortable hospital bed in a white room with Iv fluids and machines all around me and people with serious faces going in and out at will, poking at me, crying, and just making things difficult.

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13-02-2018, 02:29 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
Maybe it's less of knowing that religion is wrong and more of religious people condemning them or being hateful towards them that makes them more likely to commit suicide.
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13-02-2018, 02:42 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
(13-02-2018 02:29 PM)Ragtime_Pianist Wrote:  Maybe it's less of knowing that religion is wrong and more of religious people condemning them or being hateful towards them that makes them more likely to commit suicide.

Good grief this thread is old, but welcome to our community.

Please make an intro thread so we can begin to get you know better.


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16-02-2018, 02:50 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
(13-02-2018 02:29 PM)Ragtime_Pianist Wrote:  Maybe it's less of knowing that religion is wrong and more of religious people condemning them or being hateful towards them that makes them more likely to commit suicide.

Wait... how did I miss a newbie named "Ragtime_Pianist"?

Yo, RP -- ragtime composer & guitarist here. Smile

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05-03-2018, 12:08 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
(16-02-2018 02:50 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(13-02-2018 02:29 PM)Ragtime_Pianist Wrote:  Maybe it's less of knowing that religion is wrong and more of religious people condemning them or being hateful towards them that makes them more likely to commit suicide.

Wait... how did I miss a newbie named "Ragtime_Pianist"?

Yo, RP -- ragtime composer & guitarist here. Smile

That's awesome!
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05-03-2018, 12:31 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
Dunno if correlation is causation in this case.

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05-03-2018, 01:22 PM
RE: Why Do Atheists Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
(17-08-2014 03:08 PM)hbl Wrote:  
(17-08-2014 03:06 PM)Elder Cunningham Wrote:  Pretty sure religion corners the market in suicide bombing.

Japanese atheists were suicide bombers at Pearl Harbor so I think that is far more. Even in the world of suicide bombers, atheists kill themselves more too.
The majority of Japanese that attacked Pearl Harbor were of the Shinto religion. None of them were designated "suicide bombers" and only in one case did any of them indicate intention to suicide during the attack. That pilot landed 1/2 mile from the nearest target of any size.
Quote:And there are no Christian suicide bombers.
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