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The greatest love of all

  1. Jan 8, 2004 #1
    For whom or what would you sacrifice your life?

    I believe that few of us will face a situation where we would willingly and overtly give up our lives, yet each of us has many years of potential sacrifice for service to others.
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2004 #2
    My 3 children for sure.

    Nautica
     
  4. Jan 9, 2004 #3
    I would sacrifice my life for truth. And for the weaker people that need help and are threatened by death.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2004 #4

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    My kids, and (I hope she doesn't read this) probably my wife.

    I usually don't put much stock in hypothetical situations, but the feelings I've had when my kids have been in even the slightest danger have been so strong I don't have any doubt. I've never experienced that kind of overwhelming need. I never believed that something inside could take over like that and just push my rational mind aside.

    Njorl
     
  6. Jan 9, 2004 #5
    first off, i am a pacifist. i trust that i would not attract violence into my world.

    under any circumstances, if i felt the need to protect, defend anyone or resist injustice i would jump in and risk my life. again, there must be this intuitive, gut feeling that what i am doing is important and important enough to risk my life.

    now, should we kill to do the same?????

    peace,
     
  7. Jan 9, 2004 #6
    For development of my country. And for my parents and family
     
  8. Jan 10, 2004 #7

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    If a man was holding a gun to my childs head and I had the chance to kill him and save my childs life I would.

    Should I?
    should [ shÇÉd, shəd ] (2nd person present singular shouldst (archaic)) CORE MEANING: modal verb indicating that something is the right thing for somebody to do
    Depends on what I think is the right thing to do.
    Personally I think that is the right thing to do.
    Then again what is right?
     
  9. Jan 11, 2004 #8
    For Ireland and for that knowledge without wisdom is nothing worth. For bread in the morning, for fre thoughts and free speech.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2004 #9
    nothing, i will not put someones life above mine or the other way around. But i will try to save someone even if it means putting myself in harms way. But if it counts i never intended to die trying and make it a sacrifice.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2004 #10
    For God.....
     
  12. Jan 12, 2004 #11
    for somebody who will sacrifice his life for me...
     
  13. Jan 12, 2004 #12
    Re: Re: The greatest love of all

    I'll volounteer( ), but only if you go first...
     
  14. Jan 12, 2004 #13
    Re: Re: Re: The greatest love of all

    nah, let's do-it alphabetically. First Parsons then Threepwood
     
  15. Jan 12, 2004 #14
    Re: Re: Re: Re: The greatest love of all

    Uhmm hows about First 'Guy' then 'Robin' Huh...
     
  16. Jan 13, 2004 #15
    I have never really felt that I would sacrifice my life for anyone. I never felt that level of commitment(hey, I'm a guy- what did you expect?;)

    But my daughter changed all that. If it came down to me living or her, I would want her to survive. I don't think I could live with myself if I let her die.
     
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