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islamispeace
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Quote islamispeace Replybullet Topic: Atheism and Suicide
    Posted: 17 August 2014 at 12:49pm
Atheists like to boast that religion is the cause of much of the world's problems, while pretending that atheism/humanism is such a great development for humanity.  But, as we all know, the rise of atheism/humanism has not done anything to curtail or alleviate the problems of the world.  In fact, atheists/humanists are just as capable of great acts of violence as anyone else, in spite of the protests of apologists. 

No doubt, atheists point to so-called "Islamic" suicide bombers as a way to bash religion in general, and Islam in particular.  Of course, the fact that suicide is forbidden in Islam makes no difference to these people. Confused

But what about the link between religious unaffiliated people and suicide?  According to a 2004 article in the "American Journal of Psychiatry":

"Religiously unaffiliated subjects had significantly more lifetime suicide attempts and more first-degree relatives who committed suicide than subjects who endorsed a religious affiliation. Unaffiliated subjects were younger, less often married, less often had children, and had less contact with family members. Furthermore, subjects with no religious affiliation perceived fewer reasons for living, particularly fewer moral objections to suicide. In terms of clinical characteristics, religiously unaffiliated subjects had more lifetime impulsivity, aggression, and past substance use disorder. No differences in the level of subjective and objective depression, hopelessness, or stressful life events were found." (http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleID=177228)

Morever, according to another study published in 2012 in the journal "Suicidology Online", suicide rates are relatively low in Islamic countries:

"...research suggests that countries with large numbers of Muslims tend to have lower suicide rates..." (http://www.suicidology-online.com/pdf/SOL-2012-3-59-71.pdf)

The study also noted that:

"It is generally accepted that religion typically acts as a protective factor against suicidal behavior."

Some people on this forum (you know who you are Wink) have suggested (hypothetically) that Islam could have been started by Satan.  But wouldn't Satan promote suicide?  If that is the case, then can it be suggested that atheism, with its lack of moral scruples and "protective" effect against suicide, could owe its origins to Satan?  Of course, there are other reasons as well for why Satan would promote atheism.


Edited by islamispeace - 17 August 2014 at 7:43pm
Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds. (Surat al-Anaam: 162)

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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 18 August 2014 at 4:04am
Undoubtedly atheists commit suicide more than the believers is because their hearts are empty and void. The heart and soul needs to be filled with the Love of our Maker Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala.

Rich celebrities, for example, who amass a massive amount of wealth then are hedonists seem to commit suicide more than anybody else. The reason is very clear, their hearts are empty and hence there is no need to live any longer.
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Quote Power of GOD Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2014 at 11:45am
Originally posted by islamispeace

Atheists like to boast that religion is the cause of much of the world's problems, while pretending that atheism/humanism is such a great development for humanity.  But, as we all know, the rise of atheism/humanism has not done anything to curtail or alleviate the problems of the world.  In fact, atheists/humanists are just as capable of great acts of violence as anyone else, in spite of the protests of apologists. 

No doubt, atheists point to so-called "Islamic" suicide bombers as a way to bash religion in general, and Islam in particular.  Of course, the fact that suicide is forbidden in Islam makes no difference to these people. Confused

But what about the link between religious unaffiliated people and suicide?  According to a 2004 article in the "American Journal of Psychiatry":

"Religiously unaffiliated subjects had significantly more lifetime suicide attempts and more first-degree relatives who committed suicide than subjects who endorsed a religious affiliation. Unaffiliated subjects were younger, less often married, less often had children, and had less contact with family members. Furthermore, subjects with no religious affiliation perceived fewer reasons for living, particularly fewer moral objections to suicide. In terms of clinical characteristics, religiously unaffiliated subjects had more lifetime impulsivity, aggression, and past substance use disorder. No differences in the level of subjective and objective depression, hopelessness, or stressful life events were found." (http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleID=177228)

Morever, according to another study published in 2012 in the journal "Suicidology Online", suicide rates are relatively low in Islamic countries:

"...research suggests that countries with large numbers of Muslims tend to have lower suicide rates..." (http://www.suicidology-online.com/pdf/SOL-2012-3-59-71.pdf)

The study also noted that:

"It is generally accepted that religion typically acts as a protective factor against suicidal behavior."

Some people on this forum (you know who you are Wink) have suggested (hypothetically) that Islam could have been started by Satan.  But wouldn't Satan promote suicide?  If that is the case, then can it be suggested that atheism, with its lack of moral scruples and "protective" effect against suicide, could owe its origins to Satan?  Of course, there are other reasons as well for why Satan would promote atheism.
Anything related to murder,suicide and even thinking of murdering someone is inspired by satan look at all the wars and terrorism, it is satan who is winding up humans against each other and the humans allows it, so they are in fact helping satan with his mission, cause satan is a human murderer from the begining.
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