I've seen people here arguing that suicide is an unforgivable sin. So, I'm wondering how they rationalize this with the Biblical story of Samson. In it, Philistine leaders assemble in a temple. Samson is led into the temple, and he asks his captors to let him lean against the supporting pillars to rest. He prays for strength and God gives him strength to break the pillars, causing the temple to collapse, killing him and the people inside.
It is easy Samson as a cautionary tale, what with his arson of local wildlife, trusting his wives, and murdering people to settle a bar bet over some honey. But, as the promotion for the new movie put it, "God offered grace, redemption, and a fresh chance to fulfill his purpose." So, why is his final act of murder/suicide held up as a redemptive return to God? Why would God grant Samson the strength to complete an act that God did not want done?