Robin Williams' suicide was shocking. My friends and I all spoke of it at the time, radio talk stations stayed on the topic for days. I don't recall other high profile suicides for awhile after that. Then Anthony Bourdain. Then Kate Spade. I just read today the death of Margot Kidder (aka Lois Lane) in May was just ruled a suicide. Celebrities taking their own life doesn't shock me now as much as with Robin's. Upon reflection I think it is a very realistic and honest aspect of our social landscape and I see no reason for it not to increase, become increasingly normalized. The suicide taboo has always been of religious origin in that something bad would happen in the afterlife if you did that. It's actually illegal in many places as well. Isn't that interesting. Hard to imagine that ever being prosecuted, especially (lol) if they were sucessful. Anyway, just sitting here at your bar Mr. Bartender, seeing if you have bartender wisdom to lay down. My conclusion, after many unwritten streams of thought, is that when darkness is upon the earth and deep darkness is upon the people then the light of God will shine very brightly through His people and the world will be compelled by it and to it leading to a wonderful global transformation.
Robin William's death was difficult for me to digest as well he seemed so incredibly happy when he was on camera. Just a great actor I guess, as far as religious repercussions for committing suicide. I personally believe that the Almighty understands each and everyone of us more intimately than we can fathom. Anyone who takes their own life must be in a state of such mental torture and pain. I believe God is merciful to individuals in such situations. Just my thoughts