A desire to commit suicide is often considered an illnesses, and deaths from illnesses are not considered sins. One dies from caner due to an uncontrollable overgrowth of cancerous cells. One dies from suicide due to an uncontrollable desire to kill oneself. Both are uncontrollable, and both are caused by an individual dysfunction. One is a dysfunction of the body, while the other is a dysfunction of the mind. Both of these dysfunctions are not chosen. If someone dies from cancer because the treatments were ineffective or not found soon enough, we would, rightfully, state that they did NOT die because they were weak or sinful. We would state that it was "natural" and, if religious, we may even state that the death was God's will. God needed or wanted that person in Heaven. Millions also die from suicide because the treatments are ineffective or not found soon enough. Perhaps such deaths are also natural. Perhaps when people die from a psychological dysfunction it is because God willed it. Perhaps God gave that individual those feelings, an inability to change those feelings, and an opportunity to commit the act because God needed or wanted that person in Heaven. Whilst true that God (if their is a God) gives us free will, we do not freely choose to have psychological dysfunctions no more than we choose to have physical dysfunctions. No one just gets up one day and decides .. you know what, I don't think I want to enjoy the beauty of life anymore. Instead, I want to feel so hopeless about life that I will place a large caliber weapon in my mouth and leave the back of my skull on the wall behind me. It's not a decision, but rather a natural result that comes when treatment for a specific psychological dysfunction is not found or ineffective. In other words, it is a result that would occur in any individual if given the same innate emotional composition and situation as the suicide victim. If a physical illness treatment is ineffective or not found in time, they may die, and we will not consider them a sinner if they do die. If a psychological illness treatment is ineffective or not found in time, they may die, and we should not consider them a sinner if they do die. What do you-all think?