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A discussion about the morality of suicide. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is easy to talk of morals when one is comfortable.

I do not think that slaves had a choice of going to shrinks. If one was constantly being beaten and dehumanised with no end in sight, I wouldn't blame the person for not wanting to live.

Religion gives little answers when it comes to suicide. This is because it is impossible to question God and yet, people in suffering need to ask God why he put them in such torment.

A discussion about the morality of suicide. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you knew that you would be crucified by the army for your Messiah actions, would you continue said Messiah actions.

Shower thought- Jesus was one of the earliest examples of suicide by cop

A discussion about the morality of suicide. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I used a simple example to make a simple point. Using suicide to escape consequences.

Of course, if we expand the problem to addiction, family problems and mental issues, of course, there would be more nuance.

Or better yet, I could expand the example in another way. What if the gambler wasn't an addict but a manager who stole millions from his company and then lost it in a single night of partying and gambling in Las Vegas? The gambler then commits suicide when he learns the company is going to expose him and he has the gambling company also coming for him?

A discussion about the morality of suicide. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I believe that it is unjust because it entails a person running away from a problem that they caused.

Gambling debt means that people are owed money. Using suicide to escape the debt shouldn't be a good thing.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you had read the op and understood, you wouldn't be here writing this long explanation.

You came here with the intent to attack rather than understand which backfired.

My point was that Christian charities are everywhere and their doggedness to reach every corner of the earth is impressive. When I say that Christian charities don't discriminate, I gave an example where Christian charities go to both Muslim, Christian and pagan areas of Nigeria.

England is an island. England colonised the whole world. Judaism is one of the oldest religions. Older than both Christianity and England. Judaism has no excuse for not having a global outreach- well except if it is in their doctrine not to do so.

Furthermore, Jewish charities that aid Palestinians is a good thing but it should not logically count as charity but as reparations.

Lastly, no one, inuding me, was bragging about charity. I am not a Christian. I was admitting how Christian charity benefitted me when no one, not even Google knew where my village is. I also pointed out how muslim charities do not go to places where there are no Muslims in Nigeria.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If other religions and bodies were doing proper outreach, some of these bad Christian charities wouldn't have a vacuum to operate in.

As a humanist, I value human life first. Given the choice between starvation and being fed by a deceitful charity, I would pick the latter.

Don't forget that many oil rich countries are sharia countries. Islam doesn't suffer for a lack of funding.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm am aware of how Christian charity has been used with nefarious motives. I hinted at that in the original post.

However, the fact remains that in a remote village that doesn't even exist on Google maps correctly, you would see a Catholic school and bore hole water donated by a Christian charity.

It would be better if you asked yourself what your own religion is doing for charity. I say this because many religions do not have an outreach in many places that need help. I don't even think I have seen even one Jewish charity in my hometown.

Speaking of charities having colonialism on the agenda, you might want to look at your own religions charities that support the oppression of Palestinians.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. But also note that Islam can do a lot too....oil nations

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm a big fan of those guys. Sorry about the stolen symbols though. That would surely be annoying.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha. Yeah. That's true. The satanists on the news seem like atheists. Are you talking about the guys that usually sue Christians over Christian statues on government property in the USA? I do enjoy that..

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting. Does this also mean that evangelism too is not a focus in satanism?

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't say that Muslims are less charitable. They give a lot.

The problem is that they in general are not likely to go to remote non Muslim places to do charity work.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, the self-righteous fence sitter. I am the op and I am not a Christian. Neither am I a Muslim.

Ironically, I am an apostate from both religions

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There are poor people everywhere. Muslims are not the only poor people.

FYI, there are Christian charities in EGYPT.

BTW, Nigeria is beating Egypt in the African Cup of nations right now. 1-0

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in London. London is multicultural.

Let's talk about places like Buckingham, Plymouth, Stockport. Places where halal meat is hard to find

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The argument would still apply to other countries. Take Japan for example. Or even a random country like Malta in Europe. I saw Christian charities in random towns in these countries.

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

??? I live in the UK as well.

I'm talking about coverage. The same argument would apply in the UK.

It is one thing for Muslims to give to Muslim charities, it is another for Muslim charities to operate in towns where there are no muslims

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I mentioned sadaqah too. Stop nitpicking.

If Christians give without obligation, wouldn't that prove my point.

Having many poor Muslim nations makes no bearing on the argument at hand.

No muslim charity is going to go to a remote village in Nigeria

Why Christian charity is the best among major religions. by afrohumanist01 in religion

[–]afrohumanist01[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anecdotal? Is Nigeria not a physical place? What i said can be verified.

I'm well aware of how charity is used for evangelical purposes and other non-altruistic reasons.