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Originally posted by Drezden
If the Christian/Catholic religion is a major player in the NWO/illuminati..etc. Why does Christianity say that suicide is a sin that automatically sends you to hell. Wouldn't it be more advantageous for people to kill themselves, meaning less useless feeders?
The Church teaches that suicide is wrong; it is contrary to the Fifth Commandment. It is an action that runs counter to the proper love of self, as well as love for God, the giver of life. We are stewards of our lives, not owners. The person who takes his or her own life also wrongs others — those who remain experience loss, bewilderment, and grief. You won’t find anything in that teaching about going to hell.
The Church teaches through liturgy, and the liturgy on occasions like these stresses divine mercy. Take a look at Psalm 103, and recall the dimensions of God’s mercy — as far as the east is from the west, as high as the skies are above the earth.
The Church still teaches that there is a hell, but leaves it to God to decide who should go there. And divine decisions, in this regard, are filtered through divine mercy. Tragedy at the end of this life is no sure sign of an eternal tragedy in the next. (Catholic Digest)
but the church does not teach that suicides "automatically go to Hell" (probably a very strong consolation to those who grieve the loss of a friend of relative under such circumstances.)
Originally posted by wildtimes
Prior to that, I was under the impression that suicided Catholics were not given funerals, and could not be buried in "consecrated" Catholic cemeteries. Is that still the case? She was buried in the cemetery across the street from the church, but it is not (to my knowledge) a Catholic cemetery.
Also, your extext mentions "we still preach hell", but in Bill Maher's film Religulous he interviews a Senior Priest at the Vatican, who says, "Pfftt!"