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Post time 2007-1-5 14:33:55 |Display all floors
Do you think it is worth dying to save a small child from a runnaway truck?

For a political point?

For your home town/province/country?

For your love?

For dedication to work?

For fun?

Would you be tortured to death for refusing to break religious law? Or to keep a secret?

Any thoughts?

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"We know it's weakness, but the weakness is so strong!"

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Post time 2007-1-5 14:38:54 |Display all floors
'love is sth that's worth dying for...,' I was told by a friend of mine. 'the real love..., she said,'a love u''ll come across in yr pursuit of life if u're lucky enough to be granted a chance'...!

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Post time 2007-1-5 14:58:48 |Display all floors
I think when someone save a kid from a truck....he might never expect death, worth or not something like that, he just simply wanted to save the kid....once I saw a news, a guy(with master degree) saved an old man(who is a beggar on the street) and died, then people come to discuss about if it's worthy or not....but I don't think there's scales for you to consider what's worthy what's not(when things really happen), none of those worth dying for, coz no one wants to die for something unless something wrong with his mind

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Post time 2007-1-5 15:24:24 |Display all floors
Originally posted by superkylin at 2007-1-5 14:58
I think when someone save a kid from a truck....he might never expect death, worth or not something like that, he just simply wanted to save the kid....once I saw a news, a guy(with master degree)  ...coz no one wants to die for something unless something wrong with his mind  


So no one wanna die (sacrifice his life) for sth unless sth's wrong with his mind? is that what u mean?

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Post time 2007-1-5 15:26:06 |Display all floors

Eleazar

So Super K, you would have thought all those martyrs like the family of Eleazar were very crazy

but although they were all tortured slowly to death, one by one in front of each other, because they would not break God's law (they wouldn't eat pork)

their deaths actually undermined the rule of Antiochus Epiphanes who was a terrible, cruel, leader

and they didn't blow anyone up!
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Post time 2007-1-5 15:48:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by pandamonium at 2007-1-5 15:26
So Super K, you would have thought all those martyrs like the family of Eleazar were very crazy

but although they were all tortured slowly to death, one by one in front of each other, because th ...


Nope I think that's admirable, but you're talking about two different thing here.
Firstly you discussed things that worth dying for in general, then your give an example of a specific event...I don't think it could elaborate your topic.

Can you tell me what is the "thing" exactly that they died for? religious law? belief? But that's limited within their certain historical background and condition....you can't make a conclusion of "religious law's worth dying for"from their behavoir, you can't base your general conclusion on a specific event .

So if there's choice, life is most precious, if there's no choice, everything's worth dying for...but then it makes no sense at all....in another word, it's an empty topic and  assumption in general, I think

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