cosmicjewboy saidIt's time our society pulled its head out of its organized religion run ass and woke up to the realities of the 21st century. Please.
I'm sorry, but with all the publicity with "It gets better" and the Trevor Project Hotline, practically unavoidable in the mass media (such as Facebook, which he was on!), if this kid did not call, or seek help on his own, then nothing
would have helped him. He wanted to die.
It wasn't religion that caused his death, it was himself. The responsibility was his ultimately, and he chose to take his own life. He could have chosen how he should have dealt with the bullying.
If anyone else is to blame, I blame the parents, who failed in teaching their child how to manage his emotions, how to pull oneself from a difficult place and give oneself leverage in moving ahead with power and dignity. These things you just can't "let" the world teach your child. As a parent, you must be proactive in teaching and maturing your kids, or you've failed as a parent.
It bugs the hell out of me when people demonize religion when it's not the issue. Yes, there are problems with SOME organized religion, but to make such a sweeping generalization and then link it to teen suicide, or to suggest it's eradication is illogical and irrational.