Sunday, May 27, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Does religion protect against suicide? But why? [The role of antiphasis in understanding]


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-05-27]: Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, according to new research. [1] Religion protecting against the possibility of a suicide. And yet it is religion which speaks about the afterlife and about how this life here on Earth is a mere “detail” when compared to the eternity of the soul’s existence. Religion speaks for the absence of death and yet it protects life as if death exists. Antiphasis is everywhere. Antithesis is part of everything real. Seek it. You may be baffled in the beginning. But from the fog of misunderstanding, a clearance of utter silence will emerge. It is there, in the middle of your darkest moment, where you will find the light…

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