arthra said:Suicide or taking one's life is forbidden for Baha'is however there was a notable Baha'i who drowned himself in despair after the passing of Baha'u'llah from this life back there in 1892.
His act of suicide was still forgiven:
imho, id say morally wrong. although i am presuming that the person has morals.
I also couldnt say ethically wrong because not everyone has ethics.(get it, morals above ethics) imho
i dont know, now ive just confused myself.
i find myself thinking on the dissolution of my physical form and of all sentient beings fairly often and have given much thought to this idea which is, perhaps, why i'm able to ramble on about it so
dont do anything stupid juan too3 or ill kick your a--. lol
Though I have long thought the best way would be to slip into the woods for a nice long hike, and just not come home.
juantoo3 said:But this last comment concerns me just a bit...is there any particular reason you might spend "fairly often" considering this? I am not asking pertaining to whether I consider the matter moral/ethical or not, I am asking out of concern for a friend.
Being in continual pain with a degenerative disease, the thought has crossed my mind occasionally too. I feel it is a personal decision, one that should be deeply considered first.
Life is a gift no matter what the source, ending it prematurely is in my opinion showing disrespect for the gift...presuming a "normal" existance.
I allow myself the caveat that when it becomes unbearable, perhaps ending the suffering is the better path...but that is a bridge I will cross when I get there. That is a path for me, not one I advocate for others. There is something that just doesn't sit right with me encouraging others to throw away such a precious gift as life is.
As in most things I tend to weigh matters on a case by case basis.so.. in relation to the question, it seems that you'd suggest that suicide is neither moral/immoral or ethical/unethical, is that correct?
It would go a way to validate the influence of epigenetics in changing the genetic signature. Nurture over nature, as it were.Now the question is does the brain undergo those changes as a result of the depression or does the depression cause these changes. Many suicides are caused by circumstantial depression, not physiological depression. Yet all the brains exhibited the same anomalies. Very interesting research. To me it seems like you can 'groom' the brain into a suicidal state. This is something I have personally thought before from my own observation.