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4.41 Ide li čovjek u pakao ako počini samoubojstvo?

Kraj života

Vrlo je žalosno kad se netko osjeća prisiljen počiniti samoubojstvo, krajnji čin očaja. Vrlo je pogrešno okončati vlastiti život. Umjesto da štitiš život, koji si primio/la od Boga, prekidaš ga i činiš težak grijeh. Međutim, samo Bog poznaje najdublje razloge zbog kojih je netko počinio taj čin. U gotovo svim slučajevima osoba ne može biti odgovorna u potpunosti.

Bog također voli tu osobu, unatoč njezinu strašnom činu očaja. Povrh svega, možemo se pouzdati u Božju ljubav i milosrđe i moliti ga da za tu osobu rezervira mjesto u raju. To ujedno pokazuje koliko je važno podržati ljude, koji imaju suicidne misli, kako bi im pomogli da shvate vrijednost života, kojeg bismo trebali zaštititi u svim okolnostima.

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Samoubojstvo je vrlo ozbiljan grijeh. Osobe koje počine samoubojstvo često nisu potpuno ubrojive: možemo se nadati i moliti da će one stići u nebo.

The Wisdom of the Church

What is forbidden by the fifth commandment?

The fifth commandment forbids as gravely contrary to the moral law:

  • direct and intentional murder and cooperation in it;
  • direct abortion, willed as an end or as means, as well as cooperation in it. Attached to this sin is the penalty of excommunication because, from the moment of his or her conception, the human being must be absolutely respected and protected in his integrity;
  • direct euthanasia which consists in putting an end to the life of the handicapped, the sick, or those near death by an act or by the omission of a required action;
  • suicide and voluntary cooperation in it, insofar as it is a grave offense against the just love of God, of self, and of neighbor. One’s responsibility may be aggravated by the scandal given; one who is psychologically disturbed or is experiencing grave fear may have diminished responsibility.

[CCCC 470]

What sorts of attacks on human life are forbidden by the Fifth Commandment?

Murder and acting as an accomplice to murder are forbidden. Killing unarmed civilians during a war is forbidden. The abortion of a human being, from the moment of conception on, is forbidden. Suicide, self-mutilation, and self-destructive behavior are forbidden. Euthanasia—killing the handicapped, the sick, and the dying—is also forbidden.

Today people often try to get around the Fifth Commandment with seemingly humane arguments. But neither euthanasia nor abortion is a humane solution. That is why the Church is perfectly clear on these questions. Whoever participates in an abortion, forces a woman to undergo an abortion, or merely advises her to do so is automatically excommunicated—just as with other crimes against human life. If a psychologically ill person commits suicide, responsibility for the act of killing is often diminished and in many cases comly annulled. [Youcat 379]

This is what the Popes say

How many sad people, how many sad people without hope! Think too of the many young people who after trying out so many things, fail to find a meaning for life and opt for suicide as a solution. Do you know how many young people commit suicide in the world today? A large number. Why? They have no hope. They have tried so many things and society, which is cruel — it is cruel! — cannot give you hope. Hope is like grace: it cannot be bought, it is a gift of God. We must offer Christian hope with our witness, our freedom and our joy. The present offered by the God of grace gives hope. [Pope Francis, Address, 17 June 2013]