Posted by Krazy Kat on October 19, 2001, at 13:29:13
In reply to Re: Precipitating suicide?, posted by Anna Laura on October 19, 2001, at 11:08:50
Welcome back! It is very exciting to have people from different cultures on this board.
I am not Catholic, but my husband is, and many of my friends are. I was brought up as a Born Again Christian. Am rather agnostic now.
I, personally, don't like the concept if using fear to keep us here, which is exactly what I think you are saying. It would mean we wouldn't really anjoy life, we'd just be glad we weren't in hell at the moment. :)
So, it would be good, maybe, to try to look at it another way as Pax stated. My parents, and other Born Againers I know, tend to be negative about this life and only looking forward to the next. The Catholics I know, tend to enjoy this life a great deal. (I'm really generalizing, here.) So, we all must work on that here, eh?