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Suicide Epidemic: Why Does The Number Of People Killing Themselves Just Keep Going Up?

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Suicide - Public DomainDid you know that more Americans now die from suicide than are killed in car crashes each year?  According to the CDC, there has been a substantial spike in suicide deaths in the United States in recent years.  Today, approximately 9.3 million Americans admit to having suicidal thoughts, and approximately 2.7 million Americans each year actually make a plan for how they would commit suicide.  We are a deeply, deeply unhappy nation, but of course this phenomenon is not just limited to America.  According to the World Health Organization, suicide is now the third highest cause of death in the entire world.  Globally, suicide rates have soared by 60 percent over the past 45 years, and the WHO is now projecting that by the year 2020 someone will be committing suicide somewhere in the world every 20 seconds.

There was an article in the Guardian that I came across today that was entitled “Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America“.  It discussed the extremely alarming rise in the suicide rate among Americans that are approaching retirement age.  Many in this age group are drowning in debt, dealing with out of control medical bills, have saved very little for retirement and are dealing with significant physical pain.  One fact that I was astounded to learn is that in the state of Montana there are 82 painkiller prescriptions for every 100 people.  In a desperate attempt to find a way out, many Americans this age are considering suicide.  56-year-old Kevin Lowney is one example

Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill himself.

I am in such pain every night, suicide has on a regular basis crossed my mind just simply to ease the pain. If I did not have responsibilities, especially for my youngest daughter who has problems,” he said.

The 56-year-old former salesman’s struggle with chronic pain is bound up with an array of other issues – medical debts, impoverishment and the prospect of a bleak retirement – contributing to growing numbers of suicides in the US and helping drive a sharp and unusual increase in the mortality rate for middle-aged white Americans in recent years alongside premature deaths from alcohol and drugs.

And this isn’t just an American phenomenon.  Over in the United Kingdom, one study discovered that the suicide rate for men between the ages of 45 and 49 had increased by 40 percent over a seven year period…

The number of middle-aged men taking their own lives has increased dramatically over the course of the last decade.

New research, published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, reveals that the last seven years have seen a 40 percent increase in the suicide rate of men between the ages of 45 and 49.

Younger people are killing themselves more frequently as well.

According to a Fox News report, the suicide rate for Americans age 10 to age 24 has “gone up every year”…

Their deaths as well as other recent teen suicides to make national headlines — from Westport, Conn., to Omaha, Neb., — are part of a steady rise in self-inflicted deaths among young people, ages 10 to 24, since 2007, according to health officials.

“We are seeing significant increases in suicide for those ages,” Dr. Thomas Simon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s suicide expert, told “When you go back to 2007, the rates in that age group have gone up every year.

So why is this happening?

Without a doubt, the decline of our economy is playing a role.  The middle class is steadily shrinking, and more Americans are falling out of the middle class with each passing month.  Many Americans that are approaching retirement age do not see any viable future for themselves, and thus many of them are completely giving in to depression and despair.

But I don’t think that explains all of it.  I think another major factor is the fact that our society is being drugged into oblivion.  At this point, nearly 60 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and many drugs are known to substantially increase the risk of suicide.

Instead of addressing these root causes, many want the government to step in and magically solve this problem somehow.  In fact, there is a new proposal for mandatory depression screening that many are warning could have very serious consequences.  The following is an excerpt from a piece that Ron Paul recently authored

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans.

Government health insurance mandates raise the price of health insurance. Consumers will respond to this increase by either choosing to not carry health insurance or by reducing their consumption of other goods and services. Imposing new health insurance mandates will thus make consumers, many of whom are already suffering from Obamacare’s costly mandates, worse off by forcing them to deviate from their preferred consumption patterns.

Mandatory depression screening will not just raise insurance costs. In order to ensure that the screening mandate is being properly implemented, the government will need to create a database containing the results of the screenings. Those anti-gun politicians who want to forbid anyone labeled “mentally ill” from owning a firearm will no doubt want to use this database as a tool to deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights.

Mandatory screening is not going to solve this problem.  That will just result in even more people being put on anti-depressants and make the pharmaceutical companies even wealthier.

In the end, the real problem is in our hearts.  We have pushed God to the outer fringes of society, and we have decided that we can set up our own version of utopia without Him.

Well, that isn’t exactly working out too well, is it?

If you know someone that is depressed and may be considering suicide, the following are some of the signs that says that you should watch for…

  • feelings of hopelessness or desperation
  • insomnia
  • panic attacks
  • social isolation
  • irritability
  • rage
  • feelings of being a burden

Life is about so much more than the amount of things that we own or the amount of money in our bank accounts.

Many of these people that are contemplating suicide could have futures that are brighter beyond what they could possibly imagine, but they are focusing on all the wrong things.

So what do you think is causing the stunning rise in suicide both here in the United States and around the globe?

Please feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us by leaving a comment below…

  • Gay Veteran

    “…We have pushed God to the outer fringes of society, and we have decided that we can set up our own version of utopia without Him….”

    tell that to 56-year-old Kevin Lowney:

    “…The 56-year-old former salesman’s struggle with chronic pain is bound up with an array of other issues – medical debts, impoverishment and the prospect of a bleak retirement – contributing to growing numbers of suicides in the US and helping drive a sharp and unusual increase in the mortality rate for middle-aged white Americans in recent years alongside premature deaths from alcohol and drugs.“I am in such pain every night, suicide has on a regular basis crossed my mind just simply to ease the pain. If I did not have responsibilities, especially for my youngest daughter who has problems,” he said.Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill himself….”

    and before you start talking about praying to “god” for pain relief, etc., , answer this: why does god ignore the prayers of amputees

    • awb22

      what is see is but a shadow of what is real. this world is temprary, thank god.

    • Paul Patriot

      We live in a fallen world. God does not answer every prayer as a spiritual santa clause. Often times, human “suffering” is used for his Glory.

      God WILL answer prayer when a repentant, broken person who admits their sin before a Holy God, and repents and calls out to be saved…..God definetly shows up then. It seesm God is more interested in the spiritual aspect of our future then the temporal physical condition.

      Not sure why amputees prayers are not answered, maybe they are. Funny, I have know several amputees and never heard one whine about God not answering their prayers……

      • Gay Veteran

        Chapter 5 – Why won’t God heal amputees?

        “…A simple experiment

        For this experiment, we need to find a deserving person who has had both of his legs amputated. For example, find a sincere, devout veteran of the Iraqi war, or a person who was involved in a tragic automobile accident.

        Now create a prayer circle like the one created for Jeanna Giese. The job of this prayer circle is simple: pray to God to restore the amputated legs of this deserving person. I do not mean to pray for a team of renowned surgeons to somehow graft the legs of a cadaver onto the soldier, nor for a team of renowned scientists to craft mechanical legs for him. Pray that God spontaneously and miraculously restores the soldier’s legs overnight, in the same way that God spontaneously and miraculously cured Jeanna Giese and Marilyn Hickey’s mother.

        If possible, get millions of people all over the planet to join the prayer circle and pray their most fervent prayers. Get millions of people praying in unison for a single miracle for this one deserving amputee. Then stand back and watch.

        What is going to happen? Jesus clearly says that if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. He does not say it once — he says it many times in many ways in the Bible.

        And yet, even with millions of people praying, nothing will happen.

        No matter how many people pray. No matter how sincere those people are. No matter how much they believe. No matter how devout and deserving the recipient. Nothing will happen. The legs will not regenerate. Prayer does not restore the severed limbs of amputees. You can electronically search through all the medical journals ever written — there is no documented case of an amputated leg being restored spontaneously. And we know that God ignores the prayers of amputees through our own observations of the world around us. If God were answering the prayers of amputees to regenerate their lost limbs, we would be seeing amputated legs growing back every day….”

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Lol. buffoon thinks God is a magic lamp, to be rubbed with all his little childish wishes.

          • Gay Veteran

            didn’t get the point, eh, as usual.

            oh “god” supposedly can cure cancer, cure your genital herpes you got from that hooker (though not your retardation), but he NEVER restores the limbs of amputees

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You didn’t have a point, as usual. Just more of your foaming at the mouth and hatred about bull crap nobody is talking about, troll.

            Get back to me when you wanna answer those questions about those raunch fest parades.

          • Gay Veteran

            hey Einstein, your “god” NEVER restores the limbs of amputees. gee, if “god” did then that would be absolute proof of its existence.

            do I support public nudity? no
            do you think public nudity = Venus de Milo?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            hey Einstein, your “god” NEVER restores the limbs of amputees.

            AGAIN with the strawman!? Are you going to cite where I EVER said anything of the sort or are you going to play the, ‘I just dont understand what you’re talking about’ game AGAIN?

            You keep calling me the Einstein like I’m the one failing to understand basic English here, and I don’t think you’re getting that it’s you.

            do you think public nudity = Venus de Milo?
            Yikes. You’re probably gonna want to refer back to my post where said NOPE! and that I love renaissance art. Can you find that one, or are you having trouble with that one as well because apparently you failed to understand it’s meaning the first time.
            Maybe you’re having more trouble with that English than I first said. Interesting that a supposed lawyer can’t string together the meaning of a single word or even a sentence’s meaning.

          • Gay Veteran

            you quote me and then say I’m quoting you?!?!?!? are you high?

            and YOU are the one who brought up public “raunch fest parades”

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Yikes, several different conversations have all blended into one for this imbecile and he’s trying to beat ME over the head with that somehow.

            The patient has
            a. garden variety dementia
            b. tertiary syphilis
            c. schizophrenia
            d. Not sure, but he sounds dumb enough to have all three.

            I’ll go with d for $1000, Bob.

            For those that haven’t followed me putting the smack down on the queen, THAT conversation is over here,

            disqus dot com/home/discussion/theeconomiccollapse/day_of_reckoning_the_collapse_of_the_too_big_to_fail_banks_in_europe_is_here/#comment-2507321562

          • Gay Veteran

            yawn, BS Malcolm is back trying to make a “point”

          • Gay Veteran

            “…AGAIN with the strawman!? Are you going to cite where I EVER said anything of the sort….”

            your typical BS attempt to confuse things.

            what was it you said? “…buffoon thinks God is a magic lamp, to be rubbed with all his little childish wishes….”

            typical of you to ignore the point I made: why does “god” never answer the prayer of amputees?

            and using your “logic”, amputees must be thinking “god” is a magic lamp. hmmmmm

          • awb22

            he does answer the prayer of amputees, idiot, not that you deserve an answer.

        • awb22

          god didn’t give the human body the ability to regenerate limbs, so praying for something that isn’t available is vanity. save yourself, sodomite.

          • iris

            All things are possible with God. He can create, re-create and destroy. The fact that He doesn’t restore limbs to our knowledge today, doesn’t mean He hasn’t, doesn’t or won’t. I know someone who saw more than one person raised from the dead, and people healed from AIDS, in Africa. Those miracles are still happening. Per his eyewitness account, in certain Nigerian villages and their environs, the Christians would line up their sick, even their dead, and pray over them. The Muslims would try the same thing, but the Christians were the ones who got better and a few even raised back to life. This happened about 20 years ago, but in places around the world where all one has is faith, sometimes the Lord still chooses to work that way, according to His will, of course. If healing doesn’t happen though, it doesn’t necessarily mean that sin or unbelief is involved. But many times, like Paul Patriot said above, the loss and suffering actually glorify God better and grow us further.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Nigerian villages and their environs, the Christians would line up their sick, even their dead, and pray over them. The Muslims would try the same thing, but the Christians were the ones who got better and a few even raised back to life…..”

            ROFLOL, got ANY proof???????

          • “She turned me into a newt!”
            Do not expect “proof” from superstitionists, not that I thought you really expected any…

          • Gay Veteran

            I’m still waiting for an answer as to why their cancer curing “god” NEVER answers the prayers of amputees

          • Did you see Wolf Blitzer’s post-tornado interview with a survivor who’d made it out with her baby, and asked her, “You’ve gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord?” And *LOL*, she said, “No, actually I’m an atheist”.

            I WISH that atheists were the angry monsters that superstitionists claim, because were *I* in her place, I’d have responded, “Do I thank the Lord for this temper tantrum that murdered my neighbors and destroyed my city???? No, actually I don’t. And I won’t thank the Lord after he murders more innocent people via typhoon, earthquake, disease, starvation, nor nutjob with a ǥʉṅ”.

          • Gay Veteran

            but, but, but “god” works in mysterious ways, LOL.

            stone age man ha

          • Yes! I have offered this hypothetical scenario to superstitionists: One day we will colonize the moon. What if we conducted the following experiment, which would admittedly take many generations to bear any hypotheses… We make the moon fully habitable, then send a few dozen babies and as many very devoted atheist caretakers as needed to cover the babies’ needs… they start schooling at age 4 (as on Earth), the atheist adults take on teaching duties as well as all necessary jobs to keep the new society going… the kids are all taught math, language, good citizenship, biology, how babies are made, farming, mechanics, etc., all that a new society would need its people to know… but we noticeably withhold any teaching of Religion, History, or Evolution. (They are a new people, they would have no need for Planet Earth History anyway.)

            How many generations would it take before some Lunars would be sitting around drinking their space beer, ruminating, and coming up with questions? “Hey, guys, I know who my parents are, and I know who my parents’ parents are… and I know my grandparents have told me stories about their parents… but… WHO WERE THE FIRST PARENTS??? Who gave birth to our oldest ancestors? And then who gave birth to them? Did they spring up from nowhere?? That doesn’t make sense… I wanna know!” And his friends would sit up straight and have their minds blown too. “Yeah… where did we come from?!”

            I’m very firm in the theory that they will do what our ancestors did, sadly, which was create a “god” to shrug off all the imponderable questions onto. They’ll debate furiously over why this “god” (or whatever word they create, since they’d never have been taught the word “god”) did this or that, and debate the best way to pay homage to its benevolence, and maybe a few generations later another theory will disrupt the first notion and then they’ll have a second superstition to compete with the first one, and non-hilarity will ensue. Just like we had happen on Earth, prior to finding science and/or fossils.

          • awb22

            too bad your opinion isn’t backed up by historical fact, idiot.

          • awb22

            you’ve been answered numerous times, you just reject the answer. God gave the human body the ability to heal itself, which doesn’t include regeneration of limbs. If you want an answer to why that is, why don’t you ask him… **crickets** because you don’t talk to God.

            So, in actuality it’s you’re refusal to accept truth that is the obstacle to receiving a satisfactory answer to your question. Stop blaming everyone else for your shortcoming.

          • Gay Veteran

            good excuse, but you’re trying to limit the power of “god”.

            thought faith could move mountains

          • awb22

            no excuses, sodomite.

          • awb22

            not that you deserve an answer, but you would reject it anyway, sodomite.

          • awb22

            why, you would reject any proof offered, not that you deserve an answer.

          • Gay Veteran

            can’t reject proof which isn’t provided.

            of course it wasn’t provided because it doesn’t exist.

            find that ark yet?

          • awb22

            what would that prove?

          • iris

            Yes, like I said, I know the person. His father was a leader in their village, and actively sought his and his sister’s death when they converted to Christianity from Islam. They eluded their hunters for years, but the father’s henchmen eventually located his sister and murdered her in the hotel she was staying in. He made it to the U.S. not long after that. I doubt he lied about such a thing.

          • Gay Veteran

            now iris, what did you write?

            “…Nigerian villages and their environs, the Christians would line up their sick, even their dead, and pray over them. The Muslims would try the same thing, but the Christians were the ones who got better and a few even raised back to life…..”


          • awb22

            What kind of proof do you want? You would reject it anyway.

          • awb22

            what sort of proof do you want?

          • Gay Veteran

            awwwww, Sodomite Obsessed Polly missed the point, as usual!

            your “god’s” inability to generate limbs is just proof that you’re believing in fairy tales

    • awb22

      god didn’t give the human body the ability to regenerate limbs. save yourself, sodomite.

      • Gay Veteran

        awwwwww, Sodomite Obsessed Polly missing the point, yet again!

        your “god’s” inability to regenerate limbs is just proof you believe in fairy tales

        • awb22

          no, you’re missing the point. if god wanted man to regenerate limbs, he would have given him the ability to do so, idiot.

  • K

    Well first off, we have the general cheaping of life, in many peoples minds. Also some media seems to glorify suicide, as a brave decision. Financial stress, can truly wear a person down. Many suicide notes have mentioned, being just too exhausted to care. And the big reason, in my opinion. A life without God. A more stressful situation, I can not imagine.

    • iris

      Agree. And the mindset of and living in the standards of this world can only result in such a sense of futility.

  • David

    there are many people that have had the best of everything in life. Money, cars, vacation homes , blah, blah, blah. things I have never had as I have been poor all my life. when they lose everything they literally lose it and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. as a christian I believe God gave us the Gift of Life to not worship materialistic things in life but to worship Him, our almighty God. if a person commits suicide it’s like a slap in God’s face for creating you and really, do you Deserve to live life in the next life if you threw this 1 away? I have been homeless before myself and I know it can be downright uncomfortable but to give up on life is also to give up on God. May God bless you all especially through these hard & difficult times.

    • iris

      God bless you, too, David!

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    We’ve had to deal with this a lot lately. Two of my wife’s brothers, two of her cousins, one co-worker, and several folks in our neighborhood committed suicide.

    At the same time there’s been several folks saved from suicide attempts and near successes – including my sister-in-law a few days ago.

    Hope this will be of some help to those having problems out there: If you’re contemplating suicide as a means to solve your problems, then you’re just as well going for extremes to solve those problems in creative ways. If you hate your job; sell what you can, uproot, and start again elsewhere. It’s tough, but it would solve that problem. Folks giving you a hard time – cut them out of your life! Even online: I wrote my own trollblocking program and can’t read their lunatic rants anymore. Problem solved. Chronic health problems: endure it faithfully and look for solutions – even if it takes your whole life. You’ll nonetheless be a blessing to others.

    No matter what: there’s a solution to the problem that works for your betterment. Think long-term and do your research, make a plan and see your plan through to the end and only listen to folks who can help you make the plan better and efficient – keep those folks in your life.

    And trust in Christ. If so inclined, make your plans and bring it to Him in faithful prayer, knowing you’ll get an answer. And consistently pray for success and His guidance. It will all work out.

    • Hey…Get Tulsi Leaves asap. Its 10,000 year old remedy for depressions, negative thoughts and suicidal tendencies from India.

      Tulsi is the mother of Ayurveda, if you think Turmeric helps prevents cancer, well Tulsi is big mother of all cures that came from India.

      It is the only plant that does not release CO2 at night but Ozone. Google it.

      Have Tulsi leaves everyday or tea etc and see the difference. Good Luck

      • Mistanick

        No, no I must say no. No herb or hindu belief system will save a soul from suicide. False religions are not an answer to anything.

        • This is NOT Hindu. I’m roman catholic myself.

          Tulsi is proven even scientifically but the results have been suppressed in the west.

          There is no such thing as Hindu in India. Its only Sanathan Dharma. Meaning Natural Order. Those who follow Natural Order of things have no issues in life. Tulsi helps you achieve it.

          Well, I’m not forcing anyone. Tulsi does not need, a billion dollar marketing plan and Harvard University graduates to market it.

          Its worth is in itself, when you eat it.

          • Mistanick

            If you are a Christian or Catholic then you cannot even begin to believe that killing oneself is due to a lack of an herb in the diet. You peddle a false religion and god, sir.

          • apeiron

            You’re not even listening, reading correctly I should say. They no where said anything about Hinduism, just an herb to improve one’s mood. Your sort of hyper-vigilant over reaction doesn’t become our common faith & is the main stereotype most of the people reluctant to even investigate the claims of Christ reference…they don’t want to become or have anything to do with people as rigid as YOU. Good job. Whose side are you on?

          • VigilanteCaregiver

            I need to interject here.

            I’m not going to touch the Hindu stuff as I don’t know much about Hinduism.

            There are some mutations and injuries to the brain and/or endocrine system that are shown to (and I wanna be very specific on this point) steer a sufferer to terrible depression and that does help suicide look like a good way out of suffering.

            I agree with your point that a lack of an obscure herb in the diet will not directly lead to suicide. On the other hand, some herbs and medications do assist folks with depression and suicidal thoughts to gain more control over said thoughts by reducing specific brain chemicals or hormonal reactions – thus making the decision of the person to resist suicide much more effective on the mind. The individual does have to make the decision of a suicidal act.

            I would also like to add that in my faith, the Good Lord does make the ultimate decision as to everyone’s fate – including those who commit suicide. If the suicide is done as a selfish act to escape responsibility, prosecution, as some screwed up religious or personal belief, or as a means of mass murder; then there’s a good chance the Lord will not allow those individuals into paradise and everlasting joy. On the other hand, folks who accidentally kill themselves due to mental disorders, hormonal imbalances (such as certain thyroid disorders), or dementia sufferers who overdose (and that’s why I’m keeping a VERY close watch on the wife); do have the right to mercy before the Judgement Bar of the Lord. If it wasn’t completely in their control, or other circumstances, He takes that into consideration. He’s the Lord of both justice and mercy together.

          • Mistanick

            VigilanteCaregiver, however hard we try to interpret the Commandments of God, including that of Thou Shalt Not Kill (yes even ourselves), we cannot change the truth. I’m sorry but too much is placed into the bucket of “mental disorders” these days as a back door to do and justify many things. All sorts of things come into play as I see it for the individual who commits suicide once they are not themselves such as those with dimentia. Were they accepting of suicide before they became ill? What was their faith prior? What influences have they been in contact with as they have grown ill? I don’t want to get into a discussion with you specifically about your wife and I pray she progresses in the hands of God until her end.

            Society today embraces suicide like no other time. Its no secret.

            I will stand ardently with God’s commandments that I can’t kill anyone including myself. If I become ill with dimentia, my pre-disposition I trust will keep my thoughts away from suicide no matter how much pain I am in.

          • VigilanteCaregiver

            Thank you for your kind words regarding my wife.

            As to your first paragraph; this is why we should leave final judgement to God. Mankind doesn’t have a firm grasp on all aspects of mental illness and if a person was so incapacitated as to not know they were going to overdose – how do WE know? God knows and will judge according to His higher knowledge.

            Second paragraph is far too true. Very sad and true.

            Third paragraph… I’ve just started researching Dementia. It doesn’t actually cause pain. What happens is the brain tissues lose mass; this leads to memory loss, confusion, personality changes and swings, inability to comprehend, along with loss of physical abilities. Dementia itself can cause demise over time with enough loss of brain functions. Majority of the time a person dies from accidental overdoses, exposure to the elements, disease from self-neglect or unable to self-care, falls and other accidents with inability to call for help, and so on. Folks do kill themselves with Dementia and it’s obviously not intentional. And from my own observations, you’re correct: previous strong beliefs and influences from Church and close family does have a lasting effect with Dementia patients. She can’t seem to recognize things like Mickey Mouse and hot rods, but can recognize a Church Building and knows she needs pray each night. Later on she might forget that too, but I’m sure the spirit will remember regardless: the brain and mind are two separate entities.

            I completely agree that killing oneself and committing murder is 100% wrong and sinful. That is God’s Holy Word.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…If I become ill with dimentia, my pre-disposition I trust will keep my thoughts away from suicide no matter how much pain I am in.”

            if you have dementia, then you are no longer yourself

          • awb22

            homoreprobatus should know.

      • Very true, I have known people on the brink of apathy-suicide and Tulsi (and turmeric) helped immensely.

        We have not tried Tulsi yet, but if it is growable in the states we might look into growing it ourselves.

        • Yes. Grow it or buy leaves from Stores and make a tea or powder and put it in your daily food.

          This is not religious. I’m christian myself. The dark forces wants us to divide and make this plant a Hindu thing, when we know Plants Have No Religion :) Good Luck

      • VigilanteCaregiver

        It’s not in my apothecary journals nor pharmacological reference manuals. The online references look promising, and active ingredients list can be mocked up with other herbs.

        I’ll look into it more, thanks!

    • desert nudist

      “live forever as husband and wife”
      Didn’t Jesus say something like there’s no husband wife pairing in heaven?
      “I will enjoy her whole and perfected for eternity!” There would be some kind of eunuch effect in heaven in order to prevent stuff like lust (not saying liking someone is lust). I feel like I’ve gone from a human to an angel.

    • Gay Veteran

      “….Even online: I wrote my own trollblocking program and can’t read their lunatic rants anymore…..”

      translation: I’m a COWARD who can’t intellectually defend my own positions

      • Guest

        Gay vet do you think he blocked you? Based on your comment I’m guessing you may feel that way. So if he did, he’s by going to see your comment now.
        2) I occasionaly read what you write and you seem very angry and very antagonistic. You don’t really have anything constructive to say, mostly sarcasm and negativity. Doesn’t bother me but you remind me of a relative that lives in a depressed misery. Cheer up mate, get to know the God you always seem to bash but then wonder why he won’t answer your prayers about amputation. Can’t have it both ways pal.
        Seriously, cheer up and stop being such a negative nancy. Then maybe people won’t block you! Good luck! Until then, I’m blocking you too!

        • Gay Veteran

          I’m laughing all the type, can’t help it after reading some of the comments here!

          angry and very antagonistic?

          nope, just calling a spade a spade.

          “…I’m blocking you too!”

          ROFLOL, tell someone who cares, junior

    • iris


    • emc2

      I found the verses about marriage in heaven/the new world:
      Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
      Luke 20:34-36
      And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
      I should erase my other comment.

  • sre

    Don’t apply a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Whatever the situation, it can always get better as long as you’re alive to enjoy the eventuality.

    • iris

      Yes, indeed. As Esther said, “This too, shall pass”. The trials are only being allowed to grow us, although the trials can be severe.

      Have heard 2 main reasons why people commit suicide other than being under the influence of drugs; to punish someone or make them feel guilty, or most often, to escape the pain they feel, usually mental/emotional pain. They don’t really want to end life, they want to end their suffering. Problem is, we take ourselves with us.

      For someone who believes in a loving God, and is walking in faith of His grace, there is the sense that there will be an end to the suffering. For someone with no hope (hope is one of the 3 main gifts of the Holy Spirit, and is given to Christians), the only option usually seems to be to take matters into one’s own hands.

  • watchmannonthewall

    Did you say that they “‘recommended’ mandatory screening” for depression? That’s funny! I’ve had those those forms handed to me at the Dr’s office since early December and I was told the President issued an order they had to do this for everyone and that was why they were doing it!

    • uguigui

      With the new banker rules your doctor is now a spy for the Rothschilds, et al.

  • A.S.

    I think it is the throw-away society mentality that is to blame. The pop culture. The must have now newest gadgets. Maybe if we all lived like the Amish without government intrusions, got back to basics, clean natural food, clean water, real relationships, then things would be way better. I would love to try living like the Amish if they only would accept me. They could teach me so much and I could teach them too about what is going on in the world and help them find a way to fight off the evil NWO

  • Mistanick

    Excellent article.

    Unfortunately, we can’t ask the dead to tell us why they killed themselves or what they hoped to accomplish, but we can only include their souls in our prayers and seek to help those who are around us should they feel helpless or show any signs of suicidal tendencies.

    Books and research papers should be written on this topic, one of the saddest topics for man to contemplate. As pitiful as it is, my own opinion on why suicide has increased is 1.) collapsed faith in God to help those in pain, and 2.) folks seem to want to believe that things in their life (death) will be so much better on the “other side” than they are here. I think of reincarnation, lack of belief in hell, eternity somewhere else than where folks are now. False religions preach such eternal life filled with companionship with X many virgins for instance. There is also a belief system that hell doesn’t actually exist (ironically a lie from the pit of hell itself). A sad and complicated question but simplified down, people have no faith in God and the Christian churches out there do little to give them that faith.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      “Unfortunately, we can’t ask the dead to tell us why they killed themselves or what they hoped to accomplish…”

      I might be able to answer this. The folks that survived suicide attempts claim at the time of the act they we’re doing a helpful thing for those around them. That it was beneficial to their family, close associates, and/or society if they died.

  • Suicide is seen much, much less in the “skeptic society”, aka atheism. It’s believed that’s because there is no feeling that their God has betrayed them when normal bad things happen to them (illness, pain, depression, loss of money, etc.)

    Although it seems everything is now being blamed for first world suicides, let us not forget DIET, namely sugar. Sugar-laden countries that value fast food and packaged store-bought krap like the US + UK see MUCH higher rates of supposedly incurable depression and chronic pain. Sugar is addictive, we think krappy foods are our right, but they are poisoning us and we consume the toxins eagerly.

    There’s a fitness/reality show called “Fit to Fat to Fit” which shows a fitness guru in perfect shape begin to eat absolute garbage foods (sugar, high calorie/low nutrition) for the purpose of GAINING weight like the person they will be helping to lose weight on the show. Yes, it’s a horrible stunt and I watched it out of outrage, but darn, the fitness people who gained the weight began to get extremely depressed, wanted to give up on life, they cried, they sluggishly moped around and barely left bed or the couch. THEY ILLUSTRATED WHAT A GARBAGE DIET DOES TO THE BODY AND MIND. If they did not have the love and support of their wives begging them to pull through, they could have been in much more dire straights.

    DO live like the Amish if you can (and I think you CAN). Eat 100% natural, unrefined foods and drink pure water. Exercise. Get rid of as many electrical items as you can as EMFs in the home are highly toxic (today’s homes are cancer boxes with all of the electricity running through the walls). Buy natural products. Accept things that are unchangeable rather than whine about them all the time (it’s futile to complain over things that cannot change).

    • Mistanick

      This is a lie from the pit of hell. Athiests have among the highest suicide rates in the world. Carrie, really, it is not about diet.

      • It is not a lie in the slightest. Atheists have a more realistic worldview, and depression does not seem like an “abandonment from God” like it does to Christians when they become depressed. Atheists have substantially lower rates of depression as well.

        Diet controls so, so much of our emotions, attitudes, and health. To ignore this is borderline crackpot.

        • Mistanick

          Carrie, diet has nothing to do with your soul. You have one that will live forever. Diet had nothing to do with your birth and the miracle of life. Life on Earth has a beginning and an end. Your diet helps you sustain that life while you live on Earth. After that, what sustains you?

          • Diet controls so, so much of our emotions, attitudes, and health. An obese person who fills him/herself with artificial calories for decades will NOT be able to have the same mental faculties as a fit, healthy person who exercises and eats straight from the garden.

            I’m not going to debate your opinions, because opinions are not facts, they are simply unfounded beliefs that make you feel good.

            I prefer to stick to verifiable facts, and sometimes that means someone’s feelings get hurt. I am sorry for hurting yours, no sarcasm intended.

          • Mistanick

            Carrie you choose not to debate Jesus Christ because an athiest can’t.

            God loves you, that is a fact. Jesus Christ died on the cross that you might have everlasting life, that is a fact.

          • Gay Veteran

            is Jesus going to show up for this debate?

            why does he never answer the prayers of amputees?

          • awb22

            he’s here, you just refuse to acknowledge it

          • desert

            Yes diet is HUGE. Just look at the vitamins & minerals quickstudy. A lot of deficiencies cause mental problems like depression. Also after I slowed my aging I found out that testosterone causes a lot of negative thoughts in males. This must be one reason why eunuchs are expected to live so long.

          • Crimony, I can’t believe I left out fluoride. Even out pets get reverse osmosis water!

          • a

            Does it get down to 000 on the tds meter?

          • It may. It’s been a while since installing it, but I remember we researched and researched and were quite satisfied with the ratings and testimonies before buying.

            Since we grow so much of our own food, we also use the water for our garden. We also collect rain water like it’s gold, when we can.

          • 123vbe

            What brand of filter did you get?

          • desert nudist

            Fluoride and vitamin D (synthetic imposter) are/were ingredients in rodent killer!
            I think fluoride was put into concentration camp water probably to dumb them down & make them docile. MSM site I checked denies this of course.

          • I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the Germans were dosing the prisoners with that toxin. A bit like our government is dosing us…

            I have clients in other countries who have asked me if it’s true that the US actually puts fluoride into the public water supply where innocent citizens can be exposed to it. They “know” it’s true, but they still have trouble believing it :(

          • K

            The American Journal of Psychiatry disagrees with you. Finding atheists more prone to suicide.That is also my life experience.I have sadly known several atheists who committed suicide. As to some plants being beneficial for some ailments. I agree totally. For did not God create these very plants.

          • desert nudist

            What I can’t understand is why SO many “Christians” hate marijuana, which is one of the world’s best cures for cancer.

          • K

            Christians are forgiven, other than that, still human. They can be fooled, and misled. Government propaganda, effects Christians and non-Christians alike.

          • Paul Patriot

            Very simply, because, if abused, it leads to not being sober minded…in other words high or drunk people can do bad things and make bad decisions that can hurt themselves and others.

            I dont think the plant itself is evil, it is the use of it to get high and “out of your mind” that is the problem or sin.

          • Gay Veteran

            well there’s a lot of plants which contain poisons

          • awb22

            lots of people, too

          • Gay Veteran

            yeah, you’re living proof, stalker boy

          • The American Journal of Psychiatry does not disagree with me, nor does it claim that atheists are more prone to suicide. Please cite your claim, as it is not to be believed.

            And even the people who created God knew that we were supposed to eat healthfully, as they wrote in Genesis: Adam and Eve were given “every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat”. He gave humans everything humans would ever need, and meat was not to be eaten (and was only eaten after The Fall). God would not genuinely want anyone to eat the garbage we fill ourselves with. He literally gave us every seed, every grass, every fruiting tree and vegetable to consume. We don’t need McDonald’s.

          • K
          • dbleyl

            Carrie, I am obese. I haven’t licked the problem yet. But I am not suicidal. My life is fruitful, blessed and full of wonder. I enjoy each day to the fullest. The key to this (and this IS a fact because I lived and experienced it) is in not having the world revolve around self and self image. I have chosen to die to self and live for another – Christ. He is now the center of my world. And this, too, isn’t open for debate for me. And as far as dividing people into bad and good, I realize we are all bad. Hence the need for a savior. “There are none righteous, no not one.” “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” If you deny God, you must fix everything yourself. Good luck with that. If I tried that, I would be suicidal. You have so much as admitted that your homemade system doesn’t work. No sarcasm intended. Time to look elsewhere.

          • Gay Veteran

            try the Atkins diet, went from 200 to 175 pounds and have kept it off for over a year

          • I am not going to insult your beliefs, it would only tick you off and frustrate me that an adult would defend their Santa Claus.

            As for being obese, I did not mean to imply that ALL obese people are suicidal, nor even that all obese people are even unhealthy. I am not a fat-shamer, I know that someone can be twice their ‘ideal’ weight and still be a darned lot healthier than their thin neighbor. Just as “not all” children brought up in violent, chaotic households will become {whatever stereotype we are told they will become}. But odds dictate that an unhealthful diet = stresses that contribute to depression.

            Belonging to a cult can successfully override much however, and believing that you are making your leader happy is often enough to keep a follower happy. The Jonestown Massacre couldn’t have happened if this were not true.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            Uh, Carrie, telling us religious folks that our faith is akin to adults defending the existence of Santa Claus IS insulting our beliefs.

        • afchief

          It is a lie!! Atheists are some of the most angry people I have met. They have NO hope.

          If there is no after life, then why live a moral life? Why not commit every sin under the sun?

          Atheists know there is a God. They just repress it.

          Romans 1:19 (NASB) because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

          • desert nudist

            The atheist at my job is really friendly and is trying to wake everybody up to save as many as he can from the coming collapse.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Atheists are some of the most angry people I have met….”

            ROFLOL, do you ever read your own posts? angry? you’re the poster child!

            “…Why not commit every sin under the sun?….”

            hey Einstein, one reason is that they know that to return to the law of the jungle would shorten their lives

          • awb22

            why is it athiests are constantly attacking xtians? that’s rhetorical, sodomite.

          • Holger Jahndel

            There is even a better reason>
            The universal law of Karma.
            Every man with body and soul and spirit will be judged by it and the Laws of Logic an Reason.
            He may be a believer or an atheists and so on…

          • Your last paragraph gives away why it is only bad people who gravitate toward religions. Good people would never commit every sin crime under the sun, simply because we are good people. BAD people need an excuse to fight their natural, in-born bad actions, and came up with a violent, angry, vindictive supernatural being to eternally punish non-adherents in the torturous pits of flames. Bad people need to be BRIBED to behave; good people don’t need that bribery.

            And I dare say that Xtians are the angrier people, moreso than atheists, but your encounters with atheists may only consist of telling them that you are an adult who essentially still believes in Santa and the Tooth Fairy, which is actually pretty annoying to those of us who aren’t superstitious. It isn’t atheists shooting up a new school, church, or woman’s clinic every day, it’s people claiming “G-d is angry and he’s working through me”.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            I have to disagree with that last sentence. Some of the more notable mass shootings in recent years have been carried out by individuals who were nonreligious or even hostile to religion.

          • Feh. It comes down to the majority. Maybe some of the most recent shootings were done by left-handed people too, but the right-handed ones still were the clear majority. Same for religiously-motivated shootings. Crimony, even more mundane crimes like johns killing pr0stitutes comes down to the killers thinking (quite incorrectly) that they’re doing God’s work.

            Religion motivates many to do good, but it also causes many to go very, very wrong.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            A few of those mass shootings were religiously motivated. The majority were not: Jared Loughner, Adam Lanza, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, Dylann Roof, James Holmes, etc., etc. The motives of such killers are varied, and mental illness often plays a role (but not necessarily). I am not sure that religion itself is always the culprit, even when it comes to atrocities committed in the name of God.. Many wrongs motivated by greed ,lust, and desire for power have been justified by putting a religious face on it.

          • That last sentence is key. People who feel whatever slight it is that they feel, they can easily back up their murderous intent with the Glory of God™ and feel that their goal is now “righteous”.

            Heck, entire hate movements are being backed up by a false usage of religion (most notably the White Power movement).

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            Sorry for replying twice. Can’t erase my first comment that I screwed up because it’s stuck in pending for some stupid reason, as is the second, corrected version.

          • lol, this site, I swear.

          • Gay Veteran

            for example anti-gay bigots

          • Yep! Good example.

            I think the only people who escape “God’s wrath” are straight white middle-class married religious men who have fathered children. They can embezzle, cheat on their wives with underage boys/girls, or commit a string of assaults, but they’ll all be forgiven.

            The rest of us are all up a certain creek without a paddle.

          • awb22

            or anti christian heretics.

          • Gay Veteran

            well Sodomite Obsessed Polly, I’m not anti-Christian.
            just anti-Christian ayatollah wannabes like you

          • awb22

            there you go again, qualifying your lies

          • Gay Veteran

            oh Sodomite Obsessed Polly, tell us again how you think “nig*er” is a perfectly good word

          • awb22

            you’re right, it should be stricken from the english language because you don’t approve.

          • Gay Veteran

            bigots like you are free to continue using it

          • awb22

            thanks for proving my point, it’s not up to you or the thought police

          • awb22

            you’re the polly, hypocrite.

          • false flags

            The Sandy Hook shooting was staged. Someone was even offering a reward to anyone who can prove it happened.
            It seems the James Holmes shooting was a false flag.

            The elite have staged events as a way of gaining more control. In this case it’s to get more gun restrictions.

          • Holger Jahndel

            The New Testament does not demand violence against non believer from you.
            Quran and Islam of Mohammed do that unfortunately with Dschihad and Sharia and Dhimmi System and Islamism and Islamists and persecutions worldwide!

          • Gay Veteran

            “…The motives of such killers are varied, and mental illness often plays a role….”

            and you have to look at whether they were prescribed psychotropic drugs known to cause violence in some young people.
            Karl Denninger has wrote about the dangers of such drugs

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            One keeps reading about kids who commit suicide or homicide while being drugged with these chemicals that are supposed to help them. I don’t think it’s a bit surprising ,however. These antidepressant drugs do work, apparently. And that can create an extremely dangerous situation for someone who is severely depressed and whose mood is artificially lifted by medication without the root cause of his or her malady being dealt with. Think about it: which season has the highest suicide rate?Spring. Why do you think that might be? Possibly because people start feeling better in the spring. For a self-destructive person, that natural emotional boost may provide the energy he needs to carry out his own demise. When one is depressed-really, really in the pit- one is pessimistic about everything, including the idea of suicide. Depression has an inhibiting effect; it acts as sort of a cap on a bottle that keeps negative impulses from spewing out. When that cap is removed without resolving the problems that caused the depression to begin with, you may have a suicidal or homicidal kid on the loose.
            Yeah, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But seriously, I think there is too much emphasis on getting people, especially kids, functional. Heaven forbid they should fall behind in school due to a depressive episode. I read an article in our local paper about kids having anxiety problems related to school. One case was that of a three year-old girl who suffered anxiety at her preschool. The adults’ solution? They put her on anti-anxiety medication. Apparently it never occurred to them that at age three this child simply wasn’t ready for school.

          • iris

            So agree with what you said about looking for and dealing with the root problems instead of treating the symptoms! Big Pharma loves to put bandaids on gaping wounds, and are they ever getting rich from it!

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            I am not saying that all use of antidepressants is wrong, just that in my unprofessional opinion they are over prescribed. I myself suffered two major depressive episodes: one in my early teens and another in my twenties. During both those periods, I went soul searching and made the best decisions for my life..Depression is not always an ill wind. Sometimes it’s a sign that something is wrong (including a serious undiagnosed physical illness!). Antidepressants may just mask the symptoms of a deeper problem that the person needs to deal with. By the way, they tried putting me on Prozac when I was 23. My behavior soon afterward was so inappropriate I ended up in the state mental hospital for a week. I eschewed treatment with psychotropic drugs thereafter.

          • iris

            Glad you got away from them. And I agree that once in awhile there is a place for some drug treatment, especially for someone diagnosed with bi polar or schizophrenia, etc. I think lots of people have had times of depression and agree with you that there are often underlying problems which, if dealt with rightly, can serve to grow a person. I wish docs would refer patients out for therapy when they present with depression, or at least start by digging deeper for physical causes.

          • Holger Jahndel

            Religion is not religion.
            Buddhism of example is NOT as agressive as Islam with the most radical Patriarchat and the holy wars of Mohammed and Quran with Sharia and Dhimmi System and aggressive Muslims worldwide!
            For example just compare the live of Mohammed with the love of Buddha or Jesus Christ or Lao Tse. And his teachings with those of Buddhism or Buddha and Christianity or Taoism.
            Christians also should set the New Testament higher than the old Testament, although many like the Calvinists do not do this. The New Testament interprets the old testament in a new way!

          • Gay Veteran

            no wonder you set the New Testament higher than the old Testament, in the old testament “god” ordered the murder of infants and babies

          • jaguar

            You are just very blind and ignorant… Like all atheists are.

          • Blindness and ignorance leads us to believe in things such as Santa Claus. Little kids believe in Santa Claus for the identical reasons that grownups believe in gods: they are willing to trade natural selfish behaviors in exchange for feel-good presents in the future.

            Atheists behave lawfully and respectfully because it’s the right thing to do, not because there’s a demanded quid pro quo pay-off involved.

          • Holger Jahndel

            Or Muslims and Islamists.
            But I generally agree with you.
            And of course there also was the mass abortion mass murdering, a Genocide forgotten by liberal and neoliberal mainstream media and postmodern mass medias of the Globalists. Euthanatics.
            They also close their eyes on the mass murderings of the Islamists worldwide. Multi Culturalism as Globalist ideology and Neoliberalism or postmodern Liberalism!

          • Gay Veteran

            what a bunch of gibberish

          • awb22

            par for the course for you.

          • Gay Veteran

            what kind of prescribed psychotropic drugs were they on?
            the kind of drugs that young people violent

          • jaguar

            That’s a bunch of hogwash!! People gravitate to God because it’s a natural instinct God put within humans to feel empty without him!! So go peddle your NONSENSE somewhere else…try the church of Satan, they’ll gladly listen to your foolishness!!!

          • Gravitating towards supernatural beliefs may indeed be “natural”. But that does not mean that supernatural beings exist. I have heard your type claim it is “natural” to gravitate toward relations with one’s own sisters or daughters too, and just because people make excuses for their own “natural gravitations” does not mean they are true or correct. Just as no one feels empty w/o sick relations with first-degree relatives, no one feels empty without religions either. Only people who want that feel empty without it.

            As for the Church of Satan, well, that is a chip off the ol’ Church of God, so yeah, they might be open to foolishness. And I would pay their need for religiosity no more mind than I would yours. A desire to be yoked is simply a desire to be yoked. Which religion you choose does not change the fact that you believe you’re not capable of doing/being good unless you are told you have a huge gift coming to you after death.

          • Guest

            If they are true atheists then they don’t believe in morals(as God gave us those) so they can’t commit sin as it doesn’t exist for them. So, if an atheist rapes someone, ah we’ll, just the way things go. If an atheist kills a child, ah well, too bad there’s no right and wrong! (Sarcasm)

            So, to any “atheist” that knows right and wrong and has morals you need to seriously reevaluate your outward claim of no God!

          • Gay Veteran

            bilge, a total smear of atheists

          • Morals existed for thousands of years prior to the creation of gods.

            I have heard some faulty Godsplaining before, but that may be the worst.

          • Holger Jahndel

            Atheists are very often Communists or Socialists or Racists or Nazis or Social Darwinists and Neoliberals or Gender Ideologists or Anarchists!
            The rotten fruits and ideologys of modernist and postmodern masonry!

        • Paul Patriot

          You are believing the lie. The Christian church flourishes in times of persecution. Why do you think that is if Christians believed “God abandoned them”? In fact, Jesus promised trials and persecution in this life from those who hate God.

          You are also getting mis information that Christians get depressed. If one is born again and filled with the Spirit of God, depression as you elude to it does not exist.

          When bad things happen to Christians we do not think God has abandoned us, we simply acknowledge that we are facing a trial due to living in a fallen world, and that trials are a part of spiritual sanctification, to better assist us to not cling to the things of this passing world, rather seek first the kingdom.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…You are also getting mis information that Christians get depressed….”


          • Gay Veteran

            “…The Christian church flourishes in times of persecution….”
            because man fears death

          • awb22

            because you do, that’s why you brought it up.

        • Guest

          Atheists have a “more realistic view”?? You really have yourself believing that? 😂 You’re one lost and confused individual!

          • Correct: atheists are not superstitious, do not listen to voices in their heads, nor place credence in imaginary beings.

            Religious people do all of those things.

        • jaguar

          Having hope in God and an eternal life in Heaven has a more positive affect on humans than atheism.. Atheists have no hope of anything eternal… Therefore, what is there to live a good life for?!

          • “what is there to live a good life for?!”
            See, this is what “good people” should already know: if you are already a good person, you don’t need the bribes and promises of gods to make you be good and do good things. If you’re already a good person, you don’t need the threats or boogeyman stories of devils to make you stop bad behaviors.

            ONLY INHERENTLY BAD PEOPLE NEED gods ‘n devils to scare them into being decent. Decent people need no lies to make them decent. Live a good life FOR THE SAKE OF LIVING A GOOD LIFE. Don’t just live a “forced” good life because you don’t want to get thrown into the worse post-death eternal nightmare ever fabricated.

      • Gay Veteran

        got any proof diet has no affect on suicide?

    • Jason Klingor

      Nonsense! Suicide Rates were highest in the world during the era of Atheist Soviet Union.
      Read also the French demographist and sociologist Emmanuel Todd and his books and studies about it!
      FACTS! Historical, sociological and demographical proven, as western postmodern neoliberal globalists decadence, also see the so called Neocons and Neoliberals and free trade globalists and Genderists and irrational Objectivism gloryfieing financial speculations and destruktive Capitalism and Liberalism, the so called philosophy of globalist Ayn Rand! Modernists and Postmodernism and militant atheism of Richard Dawkins are also such masonic ideologys. Destructive and irrational and unlogic.

    • jaguar

      You are wrong about one thing… Atheists have no beliefs in God, therefore they have no hope in a better life in Heaven to look forward to…so what’s to live and die for?! Nothing that’s what…

      • Atheists have no beliefs in god(s), and I never claimed otherwise. In fact that is often the most apt definition of atheism, no belief in paranormal deities.

        Non-superstitious people do not hold some peculiar hope in a better life in Heaven; ergo they live their best lives here and now while they are… oh, I dunno, alive and capable of enjoying life. THAT’S what’s to live for. No one “dies for” anything. We die when we’re through LIVING. So live now while you can. Once it’s over, it’s over.

  • Guys have Tulsi Leaves. It is the mother of Ayurveda. People in America only know the benefit of Turmeric, Moringa, Cannabis oil etc from Ayurveda..but the western media, science has suppressed the elixir of all. Tulsi Plant. Tulsi is THE plant in India that is revered higher than even the Gods.

    It will change your life literally in a day. It prevents depressions, negative thoughts, suicidal tendencies, it rejuvenates your brain cells, activates your junk DNA. You know well the benefits of Turmeric in preventing cancer right, well, Tulsi is far more potent than Turmeric.

    It is the only plant that release Ozone at night. It does not release CO2 like other plants. Google it. It is pure, Purest of all.

    I cannot stress this enough.

    Have Tulsi, it will change your life.

    • lasers kill cameras

      It’s not junk DNA.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    And of course we have addiction to Technology which makes us more lonely and distracted from the World. Also when we loose Hope and Faith. Not only Religious things. Sign of Times. People need each other to feel better. And we need some optimism and faith.

  • Robert

    One issue with suicides is too often they take others with them including their children. We are a drug abusing society so the problem will get worse, not better. White people seem to be the least resilient. I have seen no stats on that but I tend to think minorities are more used to dealing with hardship. I also tend to think that other ethnic groups have stronger family ties than Euro-Caucasians. White people are collapsing with the loss of the “American dream”. Sad stuff.

    • disqus_AuGvQIPcpF

      Look at “Family Annihilators”. White husbands and fathers who become depressed over things that are temporary and they murder their entire families rather than be seen as a disappointment to their peers. A-mazing.

  • Jim Davis

    Web sites like this one, that preach 24/7 gloom and doom are NOT HELPING.

    • Take a pill

    • MadMacMan

      Websites like these are hardly the cause for the gloom and doom. They just report the truth. And in this and many other cases, the truth hurts.

      • lasers kill cameras

        What I want to know is why was this site down awhile? Did the government not want people to see something?

        • MadMacMan

          Don’t be ridiculous. The govt. loves us and wants to protect us from things like ISIS.

          Now, there is the small matter of high-level criminal elements of our own govt. working with the equally criminal elites of this world, as well as various other govts. having created ISIS, so as to maneuver the country into total tyranny.

          But don’t worry, the domesticated West is bringing the newly arrived refugees (resulting from ISIS’ commitment to destruction in the Middle East) flowers and gifts in response to the rape fest that makes up Germany and Sweden these days.

    • im4truth4all

      What do you have against the truth?

      • Jim Davis

        John Hagee and the blood moons weren’t truth. That was pure BS.

        • watchmannonthewall

          What if JH simply didn’t understand the significance of them but he interpreted them according to his own theology? Most Christians do this and have no idea that there is actually a historical, ancient, meaning of such events that does not allow them to make up their own interpretation!
          He was certainly wrong, but does that mean we shoud not continue to look for the meaning of them? My understandiing of these things is that the ancient sages of Israel viewed the blood moons as warnings for the nation of Israel (not just the “Jews” as they are only one tribe of Jacob) and the eclipses as warnings of famine for the world. Is it possible these are the proper understandings of these events?
          Israel is certainly in a precarious state, and possibly all those scattered round the world! Jesus clearly prophesied of famines at/near the time of “the end”. Only time will tell! Nevertheless, the related events do not have to occur within 6-12 months. Just in proximity to the astronomical event. Since they are warnings, there is a time to prepare, for those who heed the warning. There are two more signs in the heavens this year, but few are talking about them. That likely means we have this year and possibly next, or part of it!

  • Kamikaze

    Root cause: money. Period.

  • Must be “white privilege.”

  • d marino

    Read: “Chemtrails, HAARP and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth” by Elana Freeland. What our Military can do to humans thru scalar waves is not nice. Just one little thing they can do is induce suicide in people. This book will tell you and shock you at the technology they have had for decades and they use it.

  • James

    That will just result in even more people being put on anti-depressants and make the pharmaceutical companies even wealthier.

    Maybe, but most antibiotics are generic and you can get them extremely cheaply.
    They are not revenue generators
    Cancer, virology, and rare disease is all the rage now

  • carson

    ephesians 2 has some points, dead in sins, without Christ, having no hope.. then grace and the gift of faith in Christ and brought near by the blood of Christ.
    People who put their hope in the world..well everything written about this present age/world will be fulfilled, that hope will not pan out but having all hope in the world and men and self for them what else is there?
    They forgot God and Christ, but some will remember and is also why the gospel is likened to seeds, and God hears a broken and contrite heart, one way of breaking is for people to see the fruitlessness of only having hope IN the world as the world runs downhill and for some they may wake up and call upon the Lord Jesus with a contrite heart, with everything they are, God hears the humble but pride He resists and when the ‘gods’ of the world are all broken then some might wake up and call out to Christ.

    can’t ignore that when money fails for many suicides, a ‘god’ of this world, and when it’s broken and laying on the floor some might awaken.

    • iris

      So true, Carson. Thank you.

  • Kim

    Sad. That someone is so desperate that he or she would take his or her own life is just tragic beyond words. That they would take others along with them is even more tragic. As suicide increases so does homicide/suicide. And multiple-homicide/suicide. There seems to be a correlation between the moral breakdown of society and of family and depression and suicide. And this correlation transcends cultural, national and ethic boundaries. It’s a global problem that will persist as long as Satan rules this earth.

    “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need(s)…

  • RTL89

    I am a Canadian who suffers from “atypical depression”, although I’m not on any medications for it, as I refuse to give in to the pharmaceutical companies, whose only goal is to keep you reliant on medication that causes unnecessary side effects. I can tell you from my experience that the economic slowdown HAS, in large part, contributed to my depression. Furthermore, the fascist tyranny that has taken reign of our governments and have destroyed all the positive aspects of capitalism, has also contributed to my depression. Nobody does a thing about it, except lie down and take it up the a@@. People worked their whole lives just to find out that their wealth is stolen and they must continue to work just to survive. We indoctrinate children in schools by leading them into thinking they’ll actually have futures, when they do not – and that they must go out and compete (aka destroy) each other in order to “get ahead”.
    I’m not a particularly religious person, but anytime people talk about death and “being afraid of going to hell”, I just tell them that it can’t possibly be any worse than living life on this Earth with the way things are now. This IS hell.

    • carson

      james 4..people climbing over one another in attempts to gain…
      Nobody does anything about the many things… many try and sometimes some success yet what is written will be fulfilled luke 21:22, and rev 13:4..who is like unto the beast and who can stop him (and his system), so that will eventually occur and on the way there things are built and steered towards a system like foretold and more and more we see how things are forming for that time..

      Sounds depressing and can be when it’s all one has to look at, but what about Christ, and is His kingdom of this earths kingdoms? No.
      The world passes away and the lusts thereof but those who do the will of God abide forever and the will of God is that any would believe upon Him (Christ) whom He has sent, 1st john 2:17, john 6:29. Call out to the Lord and be saved and all hope and joy too and more is in Christ, always was and still is and more to come yet the world, yes all that is written about it will be fulfilled, it’s on the wide road that leads to perdition but a person in Christ has a hope that doesn’t come from themselves just as a peace and joy and more that is not of themselves (self produced) but comes from above comes from God and Christ, call out to Christ with a contrite heart He will hear and being saved born again in Christ one can see the sign posts (the events happening today that can depress) as just that, sign posts-indicating towards the return of Christ and Him ending the rule of the unredeemed and the devil aswell as shown in revelation 19.

      The joy of the Lords salvation is strength and is stronger then the events and course of the world.

    • iris

      Hope you get better, RTL. “Iron bars do not a prison make”, think Shakespeare said that. I believe it can always get worse, but I have hope in Christ, that no matter how bad it gets, it’s only temporary, and the troubles of this life will be like “one bad night in a cheap hotel” compared to eternity with Him. And I love to hear good jokes. Humor is a great tonic.

  • Marco A.

    I just skimmed quickly through the comments, but I don’t think people are making the right points…

    Listen, life is very very very difficult a lot of time for many people. Job worries, family worries, poverty worries it breaks down a man. Fear is a very difficult emotion to deal with, and when you look at the future unknown and only see evil and pain then it can be reasonable to assume suicide as a way out.
    We need to trust in Jesus who will help us, but our faith in Him, have more faith in the light than in the darkness.
    My sympathy with everyone who struggles in life and views suicide as a way out, trust in God and lean on Him. He loves us and is here for us.
    “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5

    • iris

      Amen, thanks. Your comment reminded me that darkness is only the absence of light. It doesn’t take much light to show the way in a dark room.

    • desert nudist

      Fear in males is one of the negative thoughts that seems largely caused by testosterone. I don’t seem to have it like I used to. Like afraid of a negative report at work, fear when watching a scary movie, fear of ghosts & dark, being scared by a hiding family member when they’re playing around, etc.
      Testosterone influences or controls tons of things!

  • Marco A.

    Don’t Quit!

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

    When the funds are low and the debts are high,

    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

    When care is pressing you down a bit,

    Rest, if you must, but do not quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,

    As every one of us sometimes learns,

    And many a failure turns about,

    When he might have won had he stuck it out;

    Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—

    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than,

    It seems to a faint and faltering man,

    Often the struggler has given up,

    When he might have captured the victor’s cup,

    And he learned too late when the night slipped down,

    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out—

    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

    And you never can tell how close you are,

    It may be near when it seems so far,

    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—

    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.


    • iris


  • iris

    I agree, DJohn1 about what you said about not forgiving. I believe forgiveness is truly from God.

  • Gay Veteran

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    • awb22

      now we have a topic which has sodomite joe’s attention.

      • Gay Veteran

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        “ni**er” being a perfectly good word

        • awb22

          sodomite is also a perfectly good english word, idiot.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh Sodomite Obsessed Polly, tell us again how you think “nig*er” is a perfectly good word..

          • awb22

            you’re only proving your own ignorance, sodomite.

          • awb22

            why, were you not paying attention?

  • There’s actually a lot of religious killings like the Crusades and human sacrifice in some religions. The Muslims are perhaps the most religious of all and they kill all the time.

    • jaguar

      Muslims portray themselves serving God, but in fact they are doing Satan’s bidding… And it’s quite obvious to any normal person…

  • iris

    Yes, I think it’s pretty clear that the human race has been bent on destruction since day one, aside from taking hold of the grace and mercy of God. Anyone who thinks human beings are basically good is profoundly naive. Yet we all have a sense of right and wrong, a longing for justice, even if it’s only for ourselves, we desire peace and joy and life, if only for ourselves. These innate desires attest to the fact that we were made in God’s holy and loving image, our track record however, proves our need for a savior. That gulf has been bridged for us in Jesus Christ, if we will avail ourselves of Him.

  • Holger Jahndel

    And also have a look at Genderism and so called postmodern philosophy and so called OBJECTIVISM of Ayn Rand and Neoliberalism. Sick ideologys of the modernist and postmodern masonry!
    Read Judith Reisman and other books about this nonsense.

    And there are a lot POLITICALLY INCORRECT and POLITICAL UNCORRECT books and guides to history and society and science and American modern world…always very interesting against the ideologies of modern and postmodern world and so called science like GENDERISM and GENDER MAINSTREAMING and GENDER IDEOLOGY and Judith Butler and the faker and liar Alfred Kinsey with his so called Kinsey studies abusing and raping children and faking and manipulating statistics and other things!
    The not scientific Kinsey Report is still hyped today and based on lies.

    And Richard Dawkins is also an ideologist and militant aggressive ideological atheist. Atheism is indeed an ideology, in many cases against logic and reason and nature, as Gender Ideology is and as Facism and Nationalsocialism and Communism and Socialism an Anarchism and Neoliberalism and Postmodernism and neoliberal Capitalism and Monetarism of Milton Friedman were and are still today!

  • iris

    Yes, the Bilderberg group has a lot of power, the Club of Rome, the CFR, the UN, the U.S., etc., but God is still in control. They think they pull the strings, not realizing that in their rebellion against Him, they’re actually the puppets. God bless.

  • Susan Barron

    I’m 60. On disability for chronic major depression. I am alone. I work part time, and can barely do that. When I am no longer able to work, I will have to either live under a bridge with the homeless or commit suicide. I have a 23 year old car, shoe and clothes falling apart, Sec 8 housing, and no savings. I have a brother ten years older than me, but he has his own problems. If he dies before me, I will kill myself. I just don’t see any other answer. How will I live without enough money? God has nothing to do with it. He isn’t going to pay my bills and take care of me when I get old and sick.