Coming from a Protestant background myself, I took great interest in Durkheim’s view of religion and suicide. Surprisingly, Durkheim rejected both geographical and biological explanations in his study of religion and suicide. According to Durkheim, people of Protestant religion are more prone to committing suicide than Jews or Catholics. This stems from strong social integration in Judaism and Catholicism while Protestants lack integration. This stems from the Judaic and Catholic emphasis on community while Protestant has much focus on the individual.
Since I attend church weekly, I began to take note of all the individual emphasis in church. I noticed a huge emphasis in seeking and figuring out God on your own individual time. Also, the importance of coming to understand God individually not necessarily as a group. While the importance of the collective church community was undeniable, there was still a lot of focus on the individual.