reply to post by WarminIndy
This man gave up, because he didn't have wisdom to go to where help was at. And his wife, gave up as well. But let's just blame it on
Christianity, when this man obviously had limited understand and knowledge of scripture.
Indy, why are you making this into a Christian-bashing, persecutory thread?
Read what you wrote as quoted above.
"This man had limited understanding and knowledge of scripture." Now, I want to ask you to calmly reflect on how many people
"Christianity" DO NOT HAVE THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE of scripture.
Many, many people have limited understanding, and even more have limited knowledge. I read somewhere the other day that about half of Americans
calling themselves "Christians" don't even know the names of the four Canonical Gospel "writers."
I have come to the conclusion over the years that, as others have said, the problems started when the Bible became available to EVERYONE to read - and
interpret as they saw fit. Which is a travesty. They can read it, but most have no clue about the actual history of the times, and that's like
giving a 2nd grader the tools to make an atomic bomb and a doctorate-level text to use for 'instructions' . It's a disaster.
The guy had obvious mental health issues; AND he was apparently aware enough
of scripture to commit a slow, painful suicide instead of getting
help. Religion has damaged MANY, MANY people, in many ways.
You can review members' stories in the link in my sig for a few dozen of those first-hand damages.
Are suicide bombers mentally ill? Or are they just unaware Muslims? Both. And their clerics encourage it.
This man was BOTH an unaware Bible-reader AND mentally ill. Too bad no one knew he was dying in that trailer to come and help him. That's what case
managers are for. It's ignorance on both accounts: not only of scripture, but of available services -- and REEKS of mental illness.