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What a sad story showing the dangers of a misguided belief system. From the Mirror:

A 12-year-old girl was found hanged in her bedroom with a note saying she wanted to be with her dad in heaven.

Maria Kislo was left devastated by the loss of her father, Arek, who died after suffering a sudden heart attack in 2009.Tragic: Schoolgirl Maria Kislo was found hanged

The tragic schoolgirl was found by her distraught mum Monika, 35, who had gone upstairs to read her a bedtime story.

Maria, from Leszno in Poland, had left a short note, which read: “Dear Mum. Please don’t be sad. I just miss daddy so much, I want to see him again.”

The youngster’s body was retrieved by brother Michal, 13, but she was already dead.

Heartbroken Monika said: “Five years ago I lost my husband Arek, this year my daughter. I don’t know if I can go on, and I wouldn’t if it was not for my son.

“She didn’t seem unhappy. She didn’t have problems at school and she seemed a happy little girl.”

She added: “I had no idea she missed her father so much, she never really spoke about it.”

Maria Kislo's father
Heartbroken: The 12-year-old never got over the death of her father, Arek

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[UPDATE: This article is probably false. Quite how and where it derived some of its claims is speculated here:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/10/30/hoodwinked-the-story-of-the-girl-who-hanged-herself-to-be-with-her-dad-in-heaven-was-probably-made-up/)

Now, as you can see form the comments below, perhaps this is good reason to pull the post. Perhaps, indeed. However, I think it gives us, as you can empirically see, good grounds to debate suicide and to debate, well, whether there is some opportunism going on here. I am not one for covering up mistakes etc. I don;t think I was opportunistic inasmuch as I was thinking, though maybe did not elucidate it here in the OP, that perhaps the delusion of heaven/hell etc has a genuine aspect of bribery to it that it prevents more suicides than it promotes? So, what worldview is more prevalent with suicide?]

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...

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