Arthur and I watched a program on the ABC on Monday night/Tuesday morning. It was about the people that jumped/fell off the Twin Towers and the search to identify one particular man whose descent was captured on film.
They interviewed a family who they originally thought was the man's - his wife and his three children. They were very religious. They were absolutely horrified at the concept the this man might be their husband/father - because, for them, this meant that he had committed suicide and that was entirely against their religious beliefs.
I'm not sure who I was more angry with - religion or the family! Surely there isn't a god out there who would punish this man for what he did! His death was imminent - that he was going to die was as certain as the sun coming up each day. Sadly, devastatingly, he did actually have a choice - he could stay put and allow himself to burn to death or jump to his death. I have been to the top of twin towers and stood close to a fire - both options are unthinkable.
And then there's a family whose faith? beliefs? is/are so strong, they sincerely believe their husband/father is dammed for his choice, they are really distressed about what he did - that floored me! Would you not denounce your religion if that's what it truly believed? I would!