Suffocate or jump?

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  1. phtech profile image81
    phtechposted 5 years ago

    Suffocate or jump?

    The horrible things that happened on 9/11 made some people feel as if their final decision in life would be to either suffocate and burn to death or jump. What would you do? What does your belief system tell you to do?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Wow you do ask the hard ones, don't you?  Until I was in that situation, I am not entirely positive what I would do. I am absolutely petrified of heights and I wonder if faced with eminent death, if I could bring myself to jump.  I honestly do not know.

    1. phtech profile image81
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think I would try my hardest to be at peace with myself. Being that high up, you are almost guaranteed to die when you jump. Now, if it was 3 or 4 stories, I would probably jump and pray for only a broken leg.

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    delleaposted 5 years ago

    I would pray for the Lord Almighty to take my soul.

    1. phtech profile image81
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think I agree with you. The only peace for me in that situation is knowing that I'm going to be in a better place soon.

  4. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    Wow, that is a tough one. I would jump. Not jumping is pretty much certain death. If you jump, and God willing, there may be divine intervention, you might land somewhere and live, not break every bone in your body. You would never know unless you jumped.

    1. phtech profile image81
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That thought crossed my mind a couple times. My belief system says that suicide is a sin though. Will it be seen as suicide or a leap of faith for your life?

  5. Man of Strength profile image76
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    This is a really deep question. I have an issue with suicide as well but in a situation like 9/11, more than likely I would jump. I'm sure most of us would like to die as peaceful as possible. Suffocating in a burning building is a horrible way to go. I'd jump and what ever seconds I have left, I'd pray for forgiveness.

    1. phtech profile image81
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer. This question is kind of an experiment for me. I'm fascinated with people's beliefs and their actions. It's a hard question to answer also because of the fact that it reminds people of 9/11


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