Quite frankly Angela these type of arguments I have been hearing from many Christian sources and they don't seem to be valid to me. Are we better that God? We are certainly not, and when we give a precious gift to someone we love and this person rejects that gift we are hurt but we don't throw our loved one into a burning pit for that transgression against us do we?
Nobody here is saying that. We are simply saying that the Church believes the suicide is in God's hands and only He knows where that person will ultimately end up. We don't throw anyone into a burning pit.
Also, can anyone enlighten me why we equal killing with suicide? To me it means different things. The Ten Commandements forbid killing and the Israelites killed many people on God's orders. There must be different kinds of killing?
There is NO "good" kind of killing. The intentional ending of a human life by another human is sin, even when it becomes unavoidable.
It depends on how you define "suicide". Not renouncing God in the face of the threat of death might be called suicide by some. Their actions resulted in the loss of their own lives, but we call these people martyrs, not suicides.
The WHY matters. Nobody is denying that. But the Church, in good conscience and with a firm understanding of its responsibility, must do what it can to make sure people understand that suicide is NOT a proper action for a Christian to take, and its available options to reinforce this are very limited
Nothing wrong with questions. Keep seeking answers, that is how you learn.