What is the one thing worth dying for?
If you were put in this situation, is there something for which you would willingly give up your life? Is what you are living for worth dying for?
Hi pstraubie48, yes it is!
I'm living by a particular code in the here and now, so that I will have peace and freedom for eternity.
I live by this code because I believe in it. Not only is this belief my hope for the future, but it informs my actions in the day to day in the here and now.
This code, expressed as a simple summary statement, goes like this: I believe in unconditional love. I believe in unconditional love because I expereince it. Nearly 36 years ago, a beautiful young lady and I publicly declared our love for each other and promised fidelity to each other for as long as we shall live. I have learned about unconditionan love not from the intimacy we have and do share, but from the fact that she knows me and loves me still.
I cannot hide the hiddeousness of my dark side from her, she knows the worst of me, that which I seek to hide from all others, and yet she continues to love me. This is unconditional love indeed
My core belief is this, this love that I expereince from a human perspective finds it's foundation, it's source, in not a divine essence, but in The Divine Essence.
So, I seek to live out this code by applying the same principle to others as it is applied to me.
Dags the Drover
There are three people in my life I would die for and they are my children. I would do anything if it meant keeping them safe. I live for them and they mean the world to me.
Yes indeed; it is especially worth dying for. Let me try to explain (I apologize in advance, I am not always good at "plaining"); I am living by a particular code in the present, so that I will have peace and freedom for eternity. I live by this code because I absolutely believe in it. Not only is this belief my hope for the future, but it dictates my actions today, tomorrow...
This code, expressed as a simple summary statement, could be understood by this statement: I believe in unconditional love. I believe in unconditional love because I too experienced it on many occasions throughout my life. First via my mother and father, then through friends inclusive of relatives, and then through my ain true love; Kate, as this beautiful young lady and I publicly declared our love for each other at the Alter and promised fidelity to each other for as long as we shall live. I have learned about unconditional love (perhaps we could consider it agape love) not from the intimacy we have and do share, but from the fact that she knows me and loves me despite knowing my issues and faults just as my parents did and just as others have done and still do...
I cannot hide this fallen nature from her (or from my parents), she knows the worst of me, that which I seek to hide from some others, and yet she continues to love me. This is unconditional love indeed.
My core belief is this, this love that I have experienced from a human perspective finds it's foundation, it's source in The Divine Essence that I call God. Therefore, I simply seek to live out this code by applying this same principle to others as it (on occasion) has been applied to me.
Two answers very similar that speak to something worth dying for. Well said both of you.
To save my family, my country and the mankind Christian churches.
Freedom, Friends, Family. To value your own life, you must first value the lives of others.
I think i'd die for human rights. it's what makes me angry so, if propositioned to die n have that improved worlwide i would. But ye, i'd die for people really, friens and family first but maybe anyone depending on the person and cause for me dying for them.
Defending my family and country, the one thing thousands of men and women have given their lives for over the ages, and in this country in all of the wars.
My family, and my brothers in arms, Semper Fidelis, It is all to often that you think "Why did they have to die? Why not me?" Nothing more needs to be said, for anyone who has faced death know what I speak of.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Keeping my Faith and the love of family members. Privacy is to be enforced by law and
we should keep this law intact no matter what the situation. Animals used to kill when their territory was taken away from them. The world is bad.
I slected this as the best answer for the first part of your answer. I do not agree that the world (in general) is bad but I respect your right to think so and to express it.
There are bad things in the world for sure.
Amazing how many people couldn't answer in a fashion in which the question requests... 'One Thing' is what was requested... and yet the generator of the question could not even support her own request by awarding a winning answer that had multiple an
Kids, Wife, Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Other Family....if you like them
there are a FEW here who have actually put their lives on the line to defend their country, but for the most part it's empty rhetoric - 99% of americans no longer risk anything and let others fight their wars - that's why Bush was able to get away with starting 2 wars at incredible cost in $ & lives
and, as Patton apochrophally said, a soldier's goal is to let 'the other sumabitch die for HIS country'
Eternal life is worth temporary death--in fact--I don't even think I'll even really experience being dead, for me to be absent from the body would mean to be present with my Lord. I would die if it would bring eternal life to others--if through my death others would come to know eternal life through Jesus Christ. If by my death others would wake up and be shaken from the dream-like deception that "everything will be just fine--just avoid thinking about death and you'll never had to deal with it." Of course, I try to make that difference by living the Christ through me life now. Good question! I like the different sorts of answers.
I live in the name of Jesus Christ. If it is my time to die, it is time. To have that peace in mind is the one thing I do not want to lose.
I just have to hope that " tomorrow" will provide such joy,
that it makes the losses of " yesterday" bearable.
Yes....................there are things and circumstances that I would pledge my own life for..................yes.
" tomorrow", I will understand the lessons of yesterday
"tomorrow", my children will dance on the yesterdays that led to my demise
"tomorrow".......there will be a preventive program for breast cancer, aids, and a host of childhood illnesses...........
" tomorrow" my Granddaughter will not be faced with the choice of "children or career"
"tomorrow", My own Mother, might defeat kidney failure
"tomorrow"...........my Dad, just might be able to voice the love that he has for his children
"tomorrow"................my own dear Hubby...........just might speak the words that I need to hear...............yeah, tomorrow...................
I accept " today" as it is, and hope for a better " tomorrow".
Yes, I would give up my own life for a better tomorrow, or I could trade them all for one single good "yesterday"..................
I would trade all of my " tomorrows"
just to have my children, young again, calling out, " Mama"...........can I, do I, do I have to,.etc, and etc..........
Yes....................there are things and circumstances that I would pledge my own life for..................yes
It is not I, who holds the winning hand.
You, simply, can not know the things that I would trade all of my " tomorrows" for...........
Yes, I would " die" for One, Single, Perfect Day...............yes, I would do it.
Seeking enlightenment. I believe there is a path for humans to understand and reach the way of life. The truth which I seek will be definitely worth dying for.
I would die for a person who does not know the Lord yet.
I say whatever you believe to be worth dying for. It is really different for everyone. I would die for my own Christian beliefs. Well, I hope I would have the courage anyway.
There is no "one thing" worth dying for. There are many. To name a few: my spouse, my children, my grandchildren, my country America, and my honor (if it requires it) including my God, my Savior, and the Gospel.
The Safety of a Child... & that's 3 periods there.
To vote against the safety of a child... now that is interesting... most likely a kid hater, or something worse.
I would happily give up this life for the salvation of those I love. I await joyfully the homecoming with our Father in heaven. I more importantly want everyone to know His love and have eternal life glorifying HIM. If we could all go today together ~ I am so ready. My husband and my children friends and family are my life but we all know where we want to be.
I dont think i would be or will be ever able to die for anything or anyone. I am forever Grateful to my Creator - My Living God Yahweh, His son Lord Jesus and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Jesus took my place - A Lamb so quiet took my Place. I am forever Grateful to this Beautiful Loving Lamb of God - Yeshua.
The only things I would die for is to see happiness in eyes of people and smile on their face!!!
My honor - oops what am I saying I am not Japanese...lol
Well I would have to say my beliefs.
For my children. That I can say with certainty. Anything else I might choose to say, I don't know, it might just be idealism on my part.
Also, it's worth pointing out that we are all dying all the time. Life is a one-way street to a common destination. In the light of that, the most meaning can be squeezed out of this question by asking ourselves, "What are we living for? What's the best we can make of today?"
Gautama (otherwise known as the Buddha - but there's no reason to believe him just because he is famous!) said "Even if you have as many lives as their are grains of sand on the seashore, you should live each as if it was the only one."
He was a Hindu, of course, and so believed in reincarnation but that's not the point. I think whether one accepts the evidence of natural science, has faith in various holy books or another philosophy altogether about how long life might be - living as if this one is the only life you'll ever have is a good perspective to take. Carpe Diem.
Just my humble opinion.
Death? I have not experienced the conviction but it’s based on intuiting that actually we’re here on Earth to eventually experience Heaven. Everything we do on Earth contributes to further enriching our experience of Heaven, based on the context of the experiences we had here on earth. Primarily, the more loving and consciously expansive we are here on Earth, the more expansive our experiences will be in Heaven. Just my three cents.
I’m not sure though this will be a static answer as mentioned in my landing page, I refine my beliefs according to what is most empowering. Thanks for the opportunity to explore ideas!
I don't agree with that but it is interesting so I'm voting it up. I don't understand what some people don't understand about 'Please vote up an answer if it adds to the discussion, or vote it down if it does not.'
Thanks, whowas! It's just my belief that looking forward to Heaven's greatness enriches the way we live our life now, making us even more loving individuals in the present-day earth.
I have several my children, husband, my nephews and neices, mom, dad, and sisters, and brother. I cherish my family.
Tough question. I would die for children, anyones child. Children should be protected so they could have a bright future and make the world a better place. I would not dying to save a child because I have lived long enough to have seen many things. I would hope that the child would grow up to do good deeds and honor my memory.
I would give up anything for jesus christ.
Life is too precious, I prefer to protect life without loosing any...but reading the answers of others I realized it depends how you think about the world, whether ethically or emotionally or economically, can be equally important, what is your priority worth of fight for and protect with your life...
'They can take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!'
Goodness me, an English girl quoting Braveheart. The nerve of some people. But I honestly believe in the message conveyed here - if there's anything worth dying for, surely it's our right to be free?
My family I would do anything for them they own my heart.
Love is the greatest to die for !
The greatest Love shown to humans is we all were born to die.
But Love from our Heavenly Father provided a cure to keep humans living for eternity !.
Jesus paid our entrance with his perfect life as a ransom exchange being a first born prince of our Heavenly Father Jehovah.
He did not have to do this for us .
Loved moved his heart to.
Jesus also showed love with this arrangement in our behalf.
His own words are as follows
"Joh 15:13 No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life in behalf of his friends.
We are those friends if we appreciate what he has done in our own behalf.
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