Religious dogma tells us that suicide is an unforgivable sin, making suicide survivors' grief worse. I hope this helps a little. Someone wondered if suicide, in God's eyes, is an unforgivable sin. The answer I heard was that yes it is and not to bother grieving them since they aren't 'worth grieving over.' If I could have, I would've jumped through the computer screen to throttle the idiot that said that. Why does society think a quick self-imposed death is wrong while a slow self-imposed death, such as smoking or eating chemical-laden junk you know is bad for you? Notice I said society, not God. People, not God, have declared what THEY think is moral, whether you agree or not. Humans conceived the concept of 'sin' - God did not. God, in order to experience through us, declared that we have free-will, which He does not interfere with. He looks on us with unconditional Love. He's like a parent sending children out to play, hoping they don't mess us too badly, but always there with His help if need be. He doesn't judge our actions or cause bad things to happen. It's all up to us. It wouldn't be free-will if this weren't so. Ads by Google So, suicide is NOT an unforgivable 'sin' because there is no 'sin'. Religions separate us from God by making Him seem formidable; an angry and vengeful God with human emotions who will 'forgive' if you go to their churches for salvation. It's nonsense. My heart aches for parents who have spent the rest of their lives believing their children are in purgatory or hell because they committed suicide. Or been shamed by being told their loved ones could not be buried in consecrated ground. These kinds of beliefs add further to the awful pain of their loss. Our children are fine. Do you think God would punish one of His precious parts because they were in such agony that they couldn't see any way out? Since God is pure Love and Light, He is incapable of negative emotions. When was the last time your child came to you with hurt feelings and you dashed him or her into the fireplace? It's the same thing, but God and His Angels enfold and nurture. If you're a suicide survivor, you may need spiritual help and the healing it brings, not religious dogma that can make you feel worse. I speak from experience (yes, that's my real name - fitting, eh?). I would go stark-raving mad if I thought for an instant God has punished my son; my beloved child who was so miserable, so hopeless and unable to live in this world that he left it the only way he knew. There was no choice, only relief. There is an excellent book written by Anne Puryear called "Stephen Lives!" Stephen, her son, committed suicide at age 15 and the book is about her communications with him since his transformation to the Other Side. It details very graphically his thoughts and actions preceding and including the act, plus his profound grief at the pain he caused when he hanged himself. That he had to observe the aftermath was his only 'punishment' and even then, a woman assigned to him never left his side as he witnessed his family's - especially his mother's - pain. Never, never dare place judgement on people who commit suicide or do anything else you disagree with. You have no idea what goes on at soul level. God doesn't punish or judge and neither should we. He Loves and so should we.