Should Suicide be Honored?

half mast for suicide

Flags are flying at half mast today in Massachusetts in honor of  SSG Michael J. Mantenuto, HHC- 1st Special Forces Group – Fort Lewis, WA, of Holliston, Massachusetts. It is heartbreaking that this young man reached the point where he had no hope and could find no reason to continue living, and so took his own life.

Does anyone else feel that it sends a wrong message for a State to honor someone who kills themself? No matter how loved or what good they might have done in their life, flying flags at half mast across the state to honor someone who committed suicide just sends a wrong message, especially to young people who might themselves be contemplating suicide. It sends the message: not only is it ok to commit suicide, it is worthy of respect and honor.

About E.J.

My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour. I am a Christian artist and writer living in Gloucester, MA, where I have been living since God led me here in September of 2010. I am a painter, photographer and writer who, by the grace of God, has lived and worked as an artist for over 25 years, allowing me to separate myself from the World and walk in faith, to a large degree. I pray you are blessed, built up in your faith and Christian walk, and become an interactive participant in God's Morning. We're here as Christ's body, supporting and building each other up in all righteousness, in His name.
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