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Is it worthwhile to die for your beliefs?

Are there values or principles that are so important that losing them is worse than losing one's life?

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Experts In Religion

Mahatma Gandhi    Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
01 Jan 1927    Source

Experts In Politics

Martin Luther King Jr.    Civil Right Leader
And even if he tries to kill you, you’ll develop the inner conviction that there are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for. And I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
23 Jun 1963    Source

Experts In War

Osama Bin Laden    Former Leader of Al Qaeda
The happy [man] is the one that God has chosen to be a martyr.
15 Jul 2007    Source

Experts In Philosophy

Bertrand Russell    Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
Of course not. After all, I may be wrong.
01 Jan 1970    Source


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0 Points      the27th      09 May 2010      Stance on Question: Mostly Agree
If dying serves those beliefs better than living. I think that's true less often than most imagine.