Bob Hester kindly informed that the "no man is an island..." phrase I
misquoted is from John Donne, not the Bible. Thanks, Bob! I should have
known, as I read Donne as a part of my English Lit studies in college.
Argggghhh, I'm getting old.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bhester" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: Bad Anniversary This Weekend
> At 04:27 PM 7/15/2002, you wrote:
> >Just about every religion I've studied or read up on regards suicide as
> >taboo. Judaism and Buddhism both regard life as sacred and suicide as
> >tantamount to murder, even if it's one's own choice. Suicide not only
> >affects the suicide but the lives of all who know the suicide and
> >as well.
> >As it says in the New Testament (sorry, I can't remember the exact verse
> >book): No man is an island; every man's death diminishes me. I think
> >is universal, not confined to Christianity.
> No, it was John Donne: No man is an island entire of itself; every man is
> a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.... Any man's death
> me because I am involved in Mankind; and therefore never send to know for
> whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.