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Suicide ?!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Sep 14. 228 Replies

The  news of the loss of Robin Williams is saddening. I however can't help feeling that it is the shared delusion of a better place to go that was likely the cause. This is not a new idea as suicide…Continue

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Freethinker31 replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"@ James.......I have learned  that one has to respect another's  opinion even if we disagree......As long as you feel comfortable  with it, not much  anyone  can do.... "
Sep 14
James M. Martin replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"I stand by my statements."
Sep 14
Freethinker31 replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"@James .....  I love  Bill Maher's show  and  respect him.....Does that mean  I have to agree with him  all the time?....He was criticized , and rightfully so, for  those  comments......It was strictly…"
Sep 14
James M. Martin replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"I stand by my original statement. When Bill Maher stated on "Politically Incorrect" that he thought the 9/11 jihadist pilots were acted with bravery when they flew into the twin towers, I knew what he meant: Islam aside (and 72 virgins, or…"
Sep 14
Freethinker31 replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Sorry  James.....It bothers  me  when  you say it takes  courage  to commit suicide.....I believe  it takes  courage  to raise yourself  up and  defeat  the idea  of  such an…"
Sep 14
Freethinker31 replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"@Gregory....Eloquently  stated.......It seems  many  have no idea  what they are talking about  on many  topics....It usually takes  someone, like yourself, who has actually  experienced , in this case,…"
Sep 14
James M. Martin replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"The sad thing is that suicidal people are stigmatized. To my way of thinking, they are for the most part the best of humanity. They are the ultimate protestants -- in the sense that they protest. One of the early markers in the gradual unfolding of…"
Sep 14
James M. Martin replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Great post! I thought about suicide lots as a teen, possibly as adolescent. I never had the courage to go through with it. I believe it takes courage. I never could understand the opinion of that suicide is a "cowardly" act. Most who say…"
Sep 14
Luara replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"I had a long drawn-out emotional cataclysm in the late 80's when a lot of buried trauma and pain surfaced from my early childhood.  At times I wanted to kill myself.  I wanted to go to the desert with a gun and blow the pain out of my…"
Sep 14
Gregory Phillip Dearth replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"I never associated suicide with religious concepts. As a survivor of a failed attempt myself, I can speak first hand as to the motivations behind suicide, at least from my perspective. For me, suicide was an attempt to end my existence. I did not…"
Sep 13
Joan Denoo replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Freethinker31, excellent observation! Why didn't I see it earlier?! Well, that is part of the disease. "
Sep 6
Freethinker31 replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Any god  that can make a woman  out of a man's  rib...is enough to convince me,  he/she/it is  a made up fantasy  of  a looney tunes human with a very  creative  mind.."
Sep 6
Michael Penn replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Religious jerks will say he's in hell because every religious jerk knows that god is a jealous god. For this reason he created you out of nothing just so you could worship him. You have the choice of worshipping him or not, and if you…"
Sep 6
Scot Hinson replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Wow, considering this is my first writing of anything online, on an idea that just hit me, I cant say how pleased I am at most responses. Has given me much to think on and I hope more insight will come. "
Aug 26
Scot Hinson replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"Thank You"
Aug 26
Cory "The Fox" replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"In a word... YES. Not sure whether it was a factor in his decision, but I've always disagreed with the idea of 'a better place'.... If there -is/was- a better place, why would we even be here? Why would we bother with living a…"
Aug 25

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Can We Please Get A New Solid Definitive Term For Non Belief Besides ATHEIST

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:01pm 16 Comments

This definition, misquoted, misunderstood, misused,  with many variations in different dictionaries, and as many are aware, has no counterpart in language. i.e. There are no aghost.

Almost since theism was given it's name, so to was the atheist. An understood opposite. Used primarily in a derogatory manner.

Yet for many this is not the case. Maybe for some but that's more of a hard view on it. I see it as any other supernatural phenomena. It's a cool story,…

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how to get past bigotry

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 10:30pm 3 Comments

I wonder if it is theism which is the stumbling block? Or the unwillingness of those involved to give up on a lifetime of ideas, which in many cases, I think due to overwhelming support, is working.



Yes there are those believers for whom belief is strong. However I think the majority are simply adhering to a lifestyle learned from childhood out of fear. Not fear from scripture but fear from family and friends looking down on them. Most I have tried to talk with, are unwilling to…

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At 10:46am on August 13, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:57pm on August 12, 2014, k.h. ky said…
Welcome Scott. I believe you'll like it here. There are lots of interesting people and discussions to enjoy.
I look forward to anything you care to add.
At 5:29pm on August 1, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Scot 

It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 950  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus.  Do go visiting.

Terry

At 7:10am on August 1, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Welcome "neighbor" (IN). Hope you find a home here at A.N.

 
 
 

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