This Saturday, at the first of our writing days for 2005, we'll be looking at the topic of suicide. (Contact me for details.) In preparation, and for the benefit of those who can't make it, lets start thinking about it here.
St. Augustine (354–430) taught that suicide was a terrible sin and St. Thomas Aquinas (1225?–1274) taught that the person who committed it would go to hell because they had no opportunity to repent of a mortal sin.
What do you think? Can a suicider be saved? Does the motive make a difference? Is it ever excusable or even right? What does the Bible say?
Use the comments section below to discuss the issue.