:/. . 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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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) [-]
well they can't have any noose cannons running about trying to kill themselves, now can they?
User avatar #69 to #5 - goodcheese (10/15/2013) [-]
that's knot funny man.
#81 to #69 - passwordismine (10/15/2013) [-]
What are you talking about? it dielarious!
User avatar #84 to #81 - goodcheese (10/15/2013) [-]
i dunno it just didn't seem approperiate to me
#85 to #84 - passwordismine (10/15/2013) [-]
Well don't get too hung up on it now
User avatar #86 to #85 - goodcheese (10/15/2013) [-]
i don't really see how that ties to anything
#87 to #86 - passwordismine (10/15/2013) [-]
Well i could explain it to you so you don't have to break your neck trying to understand it.
#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) [-]
Although its true attempting suicide was illegal prior to 1961, the punishment was often no longer than 6 months in prison.
User avatar #96 to #60 - rokkarokkaali (10/15/2013) [-]
You didn't explain why that's ******** , you just said that it was wrong
#103 to #96 - onlyonesnoopythree **User deleted account** (10/15/2013) [-]
********		 =/= Wrong.
******** =/= Wrong.
#1 - nyawgga (10/15/2013) [-]
i'd rather die than go to heaven.
#72 to #67 - anon (10/15/2013) [-]
than*
User avatar #95 to #80 - rokkarokkaali (10/15/2013) [-]
****** jokes very funny very cool.
User avatar #131 to #95 - spceinvdr (10/16/2013) [-]
thanks ******
User avatar #90 to #72 - tisjunkisdamnfunny (10/15/2013) [-]
its one of those things where it could be either spelling, but its more likely one then the other.
#112 to #67 - nyawgga (10/15/2013) [-]
I meant it in the versus tense type thing. I'm saying I do not want to go to heaven, and would rather die. But since I would go to heaven or hell anyways, its self contradictory, making me look like a retard, but since I am aware of it, it just becomes funny.
#104 to #67 - Shawksta (10/15/2013) [-]
TECHNICALLY Both of them works
#20 to #1 - anon (10/15/2013) [-]
#76 to #20 - psychoticcaleb ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
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#30 - fragman ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
well technically it is attempted murder...
User avatar #114 to #30 - Sicsin (10/15/2013) [-]
I don't think they typically hand out death sentences for attempted murder.
#33 to #30 - afrodemon (10/15/2013) [-]
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User avatar #39 to #33 - nintendolover ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
What the **** ?
User avatar #40 to #39 - afrodemon (10/15/2013) [-]
what i think when i see the gif too
User avatar #61 to #33 - alstorp (10/15/2013) [-]
Nice
#6 - pokykid (10/15/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #11 to #6 - semilunarknight (10/15/2013) [-]
Also, when one person commits suicide it can often prompt others to do so, usually those close to them and not all suicide attempts are legit, not saying its to get attention some are just people seeing if they can go through with it. So I think it was more of deterrent for potential suicide as opposed to punishing the people who attempt it.
tl;dr it was there to stop suicide attempts by people unsure whether they wanted to die or not by assuring death.
User avatar #42 to #11 - cousin (10/15/2013) [-]
Talking of causing a tidal wave of suicides, look up the Bridgend suicides. We got a lovely town 'round 'ere.
User avatar #132 to #42 - semilunarknight (10/16/2013) [-]
Wow...that is dark
User avatar #133 to #132 - cousin (10/16/2013) [-]
There was a few people I knew of that killed themselves when I was in school. Strange, strange times.
#8 to #6 - punishlife (10/15/2013) [-]
Brit here, can confirm this
User avatar #75 to #6 - greenstrongworld (10/15/2013) [-]
******** ! That would mean the government cares about its people!
User avatar #71 - connordude (10/15/2013) [-]
Wow if people suck that bad at suicide, they should just kill their self
#129 to #71 - foamytesquirrel (10/16/2013) [-]
It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.
User avatar #77 to #71 - ichbinzweijahrealt (10/15/2013) [-]
*themselves
#117 - motherfoxckerr (10/15/2013) [-]
Because if there is one thing the British hate, its incompetence.
#118 to #117 - iamphoenix (10/15/2013) [-]
And poor people.
And themselves.
User avatar #19 - iamnuff (10/15/2013) [-]
good, that means if you **** it up the first time, the goverment helps you out the second.
User avatar #116 - afrogeist (10/15/2013) [-]
So if you **** up, they call a professional to do it for you?
User avatar #70 - megusters ONLINE (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.
#23 - implosay ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
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 #43 to #23 - crazylance (10/15/2013) [-]
I also believed this point of view but then the person who executes the person who attempted suicide goes to Hell for killing another human being, even if it's "mercy killing" because I don't think the laws of the bible apply to our human laws.
User avatar #45 to #43 - implosay ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
Eh, it's not like stuff makes sense in general anyways...
#47 to #45 - crazylance (10/15/2013) [-]
True.
Much like my pic right now. Or your previous one.
#97 to #23 - anon (10/15/2013) [-]
It's against the religion of a catholic. I believe England was protestant. Still, I'm sure they didn't encourage it.
User avatar #98 to #97 - implosay ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
Protestant yes. Though I never really knew the differences between the two. But yeah, it would be weird to actually encourage it.
#120 to #23 - Fifee Boy (10/15/2013) [-]
>England
>Religious

Pick one.
User avatar #122 to #120 - implosay ONLINE (10/15/2013) [-]
I'm not talking about how England is nowadays, but how it used to be. I'm pretty sure that what the content refers to hasn't been made 10 years ago. A couple centuries ago, they were still pretty damn religious.
User avatar #79 - tatsuichiyo (10/15/2013) [-]
If you can't get it right the first time, ask someone for help.
#74 - leuser (10/15/2013) [-]
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#66 - anon (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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