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Did Martin Luther express his views on suicide?

It appears that Luther did in fact say something to that effect. In one of his Table Talks, Luther is recorded as saying: I don’t share the opinion that suicides are certainly to be damned. My ...
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How did Judas die?

I think I can add some useful informations in the subject of Judas death. Except of what is recorded in the New Testament, there are also other accoutns which may clear up potential consufion, remove ...
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Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism?

Short answer: For the general case, no. Your question asks about both the general case, and an outlier case of suicide. That series of articles in the Catechism addresses in part whether or not the ...
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Does the Catholic Church put the death of Samson in the category of suicide?

St. Thomas Aquinas gives this precise objection in his question on "Whether it is lawful to kill oneself?" (Summa Theologica II-II q. 64 a. 5 arg 4): Samson killed himself, as related in ...
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture? According to the Catholic Church suicide constitutes serious matter and is truly offensive before ...
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If the Pope were to commit suicide would he go to hell?

The Pope does not get special treatment in spiritual matters such as Heaven, Hell and Judgement. In other words, if you ask "Would the Pope go to hell if he did this?" the answer will always be the ...
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Has the Anglo-Catholic understanding of suicide changed in the 20th-21st century enough to render Chesterton's comparison with martyrdom irrelevant?

Attitudes to suicide had already changed well before the time of Chesterton. The Christian attitude described by Chesterton was already in the past. This can be seen by his use of the past tense. The ...
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Do any Christian denominations consider it not sinful to commit suicide in order to donate organs? If so, why?

I'm adressing the following question : If you commit suicide but at the same time donate your organs to save others, is that sinful or not? For the Catholic Church, this is very sinful. Below are ...
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Did Jesus have suicidal thoughts?

The passage is not about suicide. You can tell this because the temptation given to Jesus is: "throw yourself down. For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift ...
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How did Judas die?

While it is true that these verses are of the same event, the question is why this portrayal? The answer explains to so-called contradiction. Judas hung himself (Mt. 27:5). He fell and split with ...
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Do any Christian traditions permit suicide to avoid being dishonored (raped)?

Let Case 1 = the suicide for women at the point of being raped and Case 2 = the suicide of a father and his family to avoid seeing the mother/wife and the daughters/sisters raped and dishonored ...
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Has the Anglo-Catholic understanding of suicide changed in the 20th-21st century enough to render Chesterton's comparison with martyrdom irrelevant?

The General Synod of the Church of England announced that suicides could receive Anglican funerals as far back as 2015. Comments made in the linked article seem to reflect the general shift in ...
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

From the deuterocanonical book of Second Maccabees: 2 Maccabees 14:37-46 Razis Dies for His Country A certain Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, was denounced to Nica′nor as a man who loved his ...
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Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism?

Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism? The short answer seems to be possibly yes immediately after death. There seems to be a pious belief amongst some Catholics that immediately after ...
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Did Jesus have suicidal thoughts?

Wasn't he in every wise tempted as we, but without sin? From this perspective I think that it's very possible that he did, but probably not in the verse from your question. Unless being depressed at ...
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Will suicide keep me out of Heaven?

A couple additional points that I did not see here are that in committing suicide: This would prevent us from gaining many of the rewards we could earn in Heaven through the good works we could do ...
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