“God has a plan for your life!” Okay. Say God does have a plan for your life. Does that matter when you don’t know what the plan is? God had a plan for Robert Godwin’s life. And the last line of that plan read, “Apr. 16, 2017 – Gets shot in the face at random; dies.”
There are, of course, religious reasons to oppose suicide. “God has a plan for your life,” we often hear, both in good times and in excruciatingly bad. But it’s a plain fact that not everyone is religious, and I think it would help if someone would collate the reasons that, from a secular perspective, suicide is always wrong.
You might be willing to suffer torture or even give up your own life to keep your enemies from getting what they want. But if your child’s safety or life is on the line, you’ll just fold like a house of cards, won’t you? You’ll do anything to keep him or her in one piece…or will you? What if there’s a fate to be avoided that’s worse than death?