Would you die for your faith(or lack thereof)?

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Would you die for your faith, or lack thereof?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Steelplate
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    Let's suppose that a ruler came upon this land that was intolerant to any other religion/faith but his/her own. He/she orders all the citizens of the country to denounce any other God but his/hers.

    Atheists, you don't get away with not answering. Your choice is to either accept the ruler's God, or die.
     
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    I would rather die than take up a false religion.
     
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    I would die while killing in that case.
     
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    I would die before denying Christ.
     
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    I kind of think this idea from Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist, applies to any and all ideologies religious or not:

    "Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help us learn to look deeply and to develop our understanding and compassion. They are not doctrines to fight, kill, or die for."

    So, as an agnostic, I would say no, I would not be willing to die for whatever my religious beliefs are.
     
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    For us agnostics, we like to bet the short side of Pascal's wager. If there is a gd, and we agree with that proposition, then we win. If there is no gd, and we say there is, we still win.
     
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    Gods are imaginary. I'd go through the motions of compliance until I could leave/relocate elsewhere.
     
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    I believe strongly in God. I would die for things I strongly believe in.
     
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    Dying would be easy. It's living for it that's difficult.
     
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    Would I lie about my religion to live to fight another day?

    I pity the fool who gives me that opportunity.
     
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