Suicide Widely Deemed Immoral Because It ‘Taints the Soul,’ Study Shows

December 20th, 2013

Suicide is a major public health issue; it takes the lives of more than a million people each year. It is also widely believed to be immoral. Why do people so commonly believe it is wrong for people to take their own lives? According to a study by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, people — even non-religious people — make this moral judgment because they believe suicide taints the purity of a person’s soul…. Read the full article on