Generalha ha ha by jasal 12/14/2015 written by jasal 12/14/2015tfw your loved one tells you you can magically stop being suicidal by going to church and reading the bible.what an overused punchline. churchlovedreadingstopsuicidal 9 comments 0EmailRelated postsi guess here is a little backstory from... 7/14/2020 7/14/2020Dear S 7/14/2020 7/14/2020 7/13/2020Whatever happens, happens. 7/13/2020The madman once said… 7/13/2020I don’t belong here in this world 7/13/2020Comforts of life are temporary 7/13/2020Trapped. 7/12/20209 comments Ylem31 12/14/2015 - 2:05 pmChurch doesn’t do anything for me. The Bible is like a very boring and confusing story book. Don’t believe in God. Hate it when I’m told to pray when I feel down. Pray to who? Log in to Reply mysteriousvisitor 12/14/2015 - 2:28 pmIn no way do I mean this as an insult to Christians (my grandmother was the most wonderful person I have ever known and she was a Christian – I would never insult her). However I have noticed that Western Christianity presents the Bible as a quick fix and God as some being whose job it is to fix everything that is wrong. The Bible does NOT say these things, and it does a disservice to those who are suffering to place the blame on the victim by implying they simply need to follow the right religion and all will be well. Log in to Reply whiskered-fish 12/14/2015 - 3:56 pmCouldn’t’ve said it better myself. Log in to Reply Salesman 12/14/2015 - 2:58 pmGoing to church has always made me pretty fucking suicidal. Log in to Reply jasal 12/14/2015 - 3:04 pmMe too. The church can be terribly oppressive and exclusionary. The environment worsens my mental health, if anything. Log in to Reply whiskered-fish 12/14/2015 - 3:46 pmI think that’s a common reaction that people like us face.I actually remember saying something like that to someone years ago. When my depression started to bud, I believed that it was a punishment for dismissing her like that. As a result, I have compassion for the misguided people who give this advice as well as the suffering people who receive it.For some people, faith actually does help heal depression. For others, though, it can make their depression worse.On the behalf of my brothers and sisters, I apologize. We aren’t all bad. I hope you can find better support. Log in to Reply SoVeryTired 12/14/2015 - 6:02 pmI have a very strong faith, I go to church regularly, and yes my faith has helped me. But has it cured my depression – no f..g no! Does faith prevent people dying from cancer? Not commonly 😉 though maybe there’s the odd miracle. It helps me to pray, but just like cancer this illness might still kill me eventually.I would never push faith down anybody’s throat as a depression cure/quick fix, although privately I might pray for them. Log in to Reply Shephard 12/14/2015 - 6:12 pmIn nomine Doritos Dominus, et Filét, et S’ghetti n’ Sandwich. Amen. Log in to Reply Gary 12/14/2015 - 7:12 pmIt just fails some of us to believe in God. W god allows all this shit. Some gokd(s).hy would any God allow war. We’re all just shit on a stick. Some gods…… Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribeAllReplies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.