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Is participating in known deadly activities (smoking, unprotected, indiscriminate sex, violent riots) considered suicide?

 
tootoobusy

Asked by tootoobusy at 9:10 AM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • It may be self-destructive, but I wouldn't call it suicidal.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 2:02 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Suicide is a definite thing. The rest, you don't always die from. They're gambles.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • No, it;s not considered suicide. It's called "irresponsibility".
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:22 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • it's definitely arguable....althought..."suicide" is a quick thing. the others are slow.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • I don't think so at all. That could apply to everything we do. Driving in a car is dangerous, using cell phones and microwaves could cause cancer... I think you have to make a decision to take your life and do it in that moment to be committing suicide.
    ConcernedMom141

    Answer by ConcernedMom141 at 9:15 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • I don't think so, a lot of people go through life doing some of these things and never die from it.
    older

    Answer by older at 9:24 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • No ... gamble definitely, but not suicide.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:25 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Everything we do everyday could be deadly so are we all suicidal? This is a ridiculous question. Suicide is the deliberate act of taking your own life and most people who do what you listed are not doing it to take their own lives even though they know that the risk is there. Are dare devlis who jump through the air on motorcycles suicidal? Crazy and possibly irresponsible yes, suicidal no.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 9:44 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • I'm not sure I would think so, merely because there's no guarantee that such behavior will kill you. But others are right, its irresponsible and a gamble.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:52 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • this is a silly assumption. after all, anyone who lives will die..so with that thought, isn't living suicidal??
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:07 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

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