les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More on French suicides

I commented before on the number of suicides in big French firms like France Telecom. There's been another outbreak of suicides, this time by self-immolation, that is by pouring petrol over oneself and setting fire to it.

A high-school maths teacher burnt herself to death in the yard of her school in Béziers.
A 77 year-old lady set fire to herself in Talence, that's the next town to ours.

These are very strong statements to make, public and violent.

1 comment:

Larry said...

There was an article in the BBC yesterday on the rise of suicides in Greece. In it was the horrible picture of a business man from Thessalonika who set himself on fire outside of a bank in sheer despair. Satan is unbelievably cruel, and life without Christ is so very cold and dark. To my shame I often need to be reminded that grace is not a game nor Jesus a hobby.