Fábio Nunes

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Why is that we value more dieing for our country than dieing for out faith?

Usually we despise people who die for their faith, as these deaths are usually depicted as "stupid" and sometimes associated with terrorism and we praise those who die for their own country and call them heroes.

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    Aug 6 2011: Actually I don't fancy cases whereby people die for a cause.It's better if you don't die for your religion or for your nation.It's best if you live for your faith and your country.
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      Aug 8 2011: Hello Muhammad Aizat Zainal Alam, thank you for your answer and I adress you the same question I adressed to Scott Armstrong:

      If no cause is worth dying or killing for, then, in that case, the recent north africa conflicts and the independence war of the USA wouldn't have been possible. What I want to say is: don't you think that freedom is something we can all die for?
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        Aug 8 2011: well, if countrys were not fighting for such things in the first place, then such conflicts would not had to happen. this is more directed to british invasion, crusades, roman invasion ect.
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        Aug 9 2011: You know,people made the choice to die for their country.It's their call,not their country's.It's proven to me that one can live for their country to make it better.For example, the independence of Malaya from the British never caused a single drop of blood.The strong and resilient hearts of fellow Malayans at that time made it clear to us all that if you live for your country, you would not need to die for it.
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    Aug 6 2011: No cause is worth dying or killing for.
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      Aug 8 2011: Hello Scott Armstrong, thank you for your answer.

      If no cause is worth dying or killing for, then, in that case, the recent north africa conflicts and the independence war of the USA wouldn't have been possible. What I want to say is: don't you think that freedom is something we can all die for?
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        Aug 13 2011: No. Even with a noble cause in mind, violence and death only perpetuates violence and death.
  • Aug 6 2011: Religion is something abstract, that many people can´t relate to, but people feel adressed if they hear a name of their/a country, because they know what it feels like to be part of it.
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      Aug 8 2011: Hello Hoi-Wah Tse, thank you for your answer, but don't you think that patriotism is as abstract as religion. Furthermore, perhaps one feels more welcome within his religion because all religions require a certain assiduity, i.e going to church at sundays, which brings people together.
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    Aug 6 2011: to die for your country is to be admired by your fellow national

    to die for "your" is faith is to live in what you believe in.

    both philosophy can be exagerated e.g patriotism, faithful believer. due to lack of peace with oneself.
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    Aug 5 2011: becuase the majority of people do not think.

    though a lot of terrorism is done in "faith"

    either way, the death machine keeps on rollin'