Something to think about

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    My friend Zach came to visit me last night for a bit and he brought up an interesting point. It is his contention that most people if faced with the choice that Jesus had would have done the same thing. In other words most people are decent enough people where they would give their life to save the entire world. People give their life for much less all the time so it might be tough to argue against his logic.
     
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    That's a pretty shitty out-of-context quote you have in your sig.
     
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    I would submit "most" people could give a shit about the "whole" world.
    I think most would be much more selective. Just my opinion.
     
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    I have to agree with you there. Perhaps PM would like to rethink that? :smoke:
     
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    OK folks I removed the sig quote. I thought it was pretty shitty even in the context but that's just me.

    So Kathy. If you could save the world by giving your life would you do it? I would.
     
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    I tend to agree. I think there are alot of people who would be willing to die for others. I had a conversation with one of my friends who is in a seminary to become a catholic priest. He mentioned something about how he wonders if He could sacrfice himself and for the Lord if it served some greater purpose. I think dying for the Lord is easy. I think its living for the Lord that would be a greater challenge.
     
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    I don't know, I guess the more reasoned response would be that I would do so to protect those I love or those in my care. What Jesus did is bigger than that. In effect, mine would be to care for those I know or even perhaps for the 'greater good.' It would be an instataneous decision. His was to let us all be able to come to our own conclusions and decisions. He knew from the getgo that he was born to die horribly and painfully.
     
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    Of course. So that would make it an even easier decision.
     
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    The greater the stakes the more likely you would be to go through with it. For example if you dying would save a loved one you might do it. Now if this loved one was one of your kids the stakes just got higher because you care about them more than everyone else. But what if the stakes were everyone in the history and future of the world. That of course would include family. And your death will give everlasting life to billions of people including yourself. I would say at that point the stakes are so high that there is almost no way you wouldn't do it if you were a somewhat decent person. Not that many people are that greedy.
     

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