:/. . Until 1961 it was illegal to attempt suicide in the UK. The punishment was death. i'd rather die than go to heaven.
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Until 1961 it was illegal to
attempt suicide in the UK.
The punishment was death
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#1 - nyawgga (10/15/2013) [+] (10 replies)
i'd rather die than go to heaven.
#10 - rippercrust ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
User avatar #9 - I Am Monkey (10/15/2013) [-]
I bet a lot of really lazy suicidal people just half-assed it and let the government finish the job.
User avatar #5 - sillyb (10/15/2013) [+] (6 replies)
well they can't have any noose cannons running about trying to kill themselves, now can they?
#25 - acidreign (10/15/2013) [-]
They'd really be sticking it to them if the punishment was life in prison.
They'd really be sticking it to them if the punishment was life in prison.
#60 - donglewotsit (10/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Although its true attempting suicide was illegal prior to 1961, the punishment was often no longer than 6 months in prison.
User avatar #71 - connordude (10/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Wow if people suck that bad at suicide, they should just kill their self
#30 - fragman ONLINE (10/15/2013) [+] (8 replies)
well technically it is attempted murder...
#6 - pokykid (10/15/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I may have a theory on why that is. I think it's considered a sin to commit suicide so they kill you so you can avoid going to hell for committing suicide. I may be wrong but it sounds realistic.
#117 - motherfoxckerr (10/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Because if there is one thing the British hate, its incompetence.
#19 - iamnuff (10/15/2013) [-]
good, that means if you **** it up the first time, the goverment helps you out the second.
#23 - implosay ONLINE (10/15/2013) [+] (17 replies)
England has been a religious country for the longest time. Committing suicide is considered to be one of the gravest sins one could ever accomplish, so by forbidding them to commit suicide, they were doing them a favor.   
   
"Oh you want to die? Please don't commit suicide, you'll go to Hell if you do. Here, let us give you a death sentence. You get to die, and you go to Heaven. You're welcome."   
   
At least that's how I like to see it.
England has been a religious country for the longest time. Committing suicide is considered to be one of the gravest sins one could ever accomplish, so by forbidding them to commit suicide, they were doing them a favor.

"Oh you want to die? Please don't commit suicide, you'll go to Hell if you do. Here, let us give you a death sentence. You get to die, and you go to Heaven. You're welcome."

At least that's how I like to see it.
User avatar #116 - afrogeist (10/15/2013) [-]
So if you **** up, they call a professional to do it for you?
User avatar #70 - megusters (10/15/2013) [-]
I'd rather kill myself than commit suicide. yey. sarcasm.
#56 - sylberleaf (10/15/2013) [-]
bollocks
"Before the Suicide Act 1961 it was a crime to commit suicide and anyone who attempted and failed could be prosecuted and imprisoned, while the families of those who succeeded could also potentially be prosecuted"
#29 - takemythumb (10/15/2013) [-]
Excuse me for a second, i need to slap myself.
#106 - ridivey (10/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
didn't they realize how stupid capitol punishment on suicidal people is?
User avatar #110 to #106 - thegirlyoudespise (10/15/2013) [-]
That's like giving a pedophile community service in a daycare
User avatar #36 - spoonsnatcher (10/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's because in that time, when people committed suicide they did it it to offend the Queen.
#48 to #36 - zombiefeelings (10/15/2013) [-]
she looks like she has never given a **** about anything ever
#66 - anonymous (10/15/2013) [-]
Well when you **** up the suicide attempt. It is a comforting feeling that the government has your back.
User avatar #24 - swagloon (10/15/2013) [-]
"Put the gun down or I shoot. png"
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