Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Forum Rules Enter at own risk!

The Philosophy, Science & Religion forum has been created as an unmoderated forum. The issues discussed here can and will get very intense. Please show respect and appreciation to alternative views posted here. We appreciate your consideration.

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Would You Sacrifice Your Life For Another?
Bookmark and Share
 
Would you sacrifice your life to save another's?
Yes [ 31 ]  [96.88%]
No [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
Total Votes: 32
Guests cannot vote 
MDF3530 
  Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 01:07 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Madman with a box
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 7,287
Joined: 30-Jul-2002
ZodiacAlder

Realm: Midlothian, IL

male





This is a question I've been asking myself for years.

I would have to say yes.


--------------------
Mike F.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.


user posted image
PMEmail PosterMy Photo Album               
Top
Irish Stepper 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 02:00 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 938
Joined: 15-Dec-2003
ZodiacOak

Realm: Maryland

female





That's a very weighted question for this early in the morning. wink.gif
I think that it would depend on the situation and who I'd be trying to save. Equally important for my decision is to consider if it's worth my children growing up without a mother. Maybe that sounds selfish, but that would definitely factor in. unsure.gif


--------------------

user posted image
PMEmail Poster My Photo Album               
Top
Madadh 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 05:48 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline





Lord High Hound of all Ireland
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 833
Joined: 29-Sep-2003
ZodiacReed

Realm: Maryland

male





It is the one question that most ask and hope their answer is never put to the test. Some jobs give one more of a chance to test this. Lets hope that you never get a chance to put your answer to the test and find yourself lacking.


--------------------
-----------------------
Céad Mile Fáilte


May God hold you in the hallows of his hands



American First, Irish Always



user posted image
PMEmail PosterUsers Website My Photo Album               View My Space Profile.
Top
Rindy 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 10:42 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 0
Joined: 27-Jan-2004
ZodiacBirch


female





I have no doubts about it. My biggest fear would be what if I failed, not sure I could live with that one. sad.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Aragorn 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 10:59 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 535
Joined: 06-May-2004
ZodiacIvy

Realm: Middle Earth

male





Yes, I would. When I was in the Army for 5 years I would have taken a bullet for any American out there. I would not limit this now to just Americans. I also believe it would be situational and depending on the circumstances. My answer is still yes.


--------------------
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
--Robert Louis Stevenson
PMEmail Poster               
Top
freekenny 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 12:15 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 724
Joined: 07-Jul-2004
ZodiacWillow

Realm: Beaches of North Carolina & Mountains of Kentucky

female





O'siyo,
~ Wow! What a 'heavy' question unsure.gif I have asked this question as well as been asked this very question, and without hesitation, I would say YES! sleep.gif If the situation ever arose, there must be a 'reason' for it, and I would be honoured to give my life so that another may live..life sure can be 'crazy' eh? wine.gif
~~Sty-U red_bandana.gif


--------------------
I always knew one day I would travel this road;I just did not know that today would be the day....

'Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows' --Sitting Bull

'Why do you take by force what you could obtain by love?'
--Powhatan

'HeartAches mend, HeartBreaks are everlasting'-- my own quote, seeker
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Ceciliastar1 
Posted on 14-Dec-2004, 12:25 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 828
Joined: 09-Jun-2004
ZodiacAlder

Realm: Ohio.

female





I sais yes. I think most of us would answer that question as yes especially if you have children or a very close loved one. There are a lot of Christains who would die for their God...I'm not at that point yet, but I do know that if I had to save Ryan's life I would gladly die. If I had children, there is no way my life would get in the way of them staying alive to become great people. I'm rambling. Obviously I've never been in the situation, but I like to think that if I had to I would be able to. Freekenny put it perfectly.


--------------------
There's a dear little plant that grows in our Isle
Twas St . Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
And the sun of his labour with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the
Mireland, and they call it the dear little shamrock of Ireland.
PMEmail PosterUsers Website My Photo Album               View My Space Profile.
Top
oldraven 
Posted on 09-Feb-2005, 01:11 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



The Protector of the Unknown
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 3,316
Joined: 20-Oct-2003
ZodiacHazel

Realm: Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia

male





Yes, though I can't say that for just anyone. I'd risk my life for anybody, but I'll only give my life for a few.


--------------------
Caw

"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."

-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)

We need more Stan Rogers.

jams
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
gaberlunzie 
Posted on 13-Mar-2005, 01:18 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 6,958
Joined: 31-Aug-2003
ZodiacVine


female





QUOTE (oldraven @ 09-Feb-2005, 01:11 PM)
I'd risk my life for anybody, but I'll only give my life for a few.

This is an interesting and important distinction you made, oldraven and I can follow it.
I answered this question with "YES" because I truely believe that if I ever came into the situation that giving my life would save another one or more this would be the path which was meant for me and I would see it as an honor to do so.

I know I echoed Freekenny's answer...because I feel and believe exactly the same way.


--------------------
"Now here's my secret", said the fox, "it is very simple. It is only with ones heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

("The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)


"The soul would have no rainbow, if the eye had no tears."
(Native American Proverb)
PMEmail PosterMy Photo Album               
Top
Swanny 
Posted on 17-Mar-2005, 10:23 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1,108
Joined: 08-Jun-2003
ZodiacBirch

Realm: Two Rivers, Alaska

male





I cast a "null vote" in this poll due to the wording of the poll. Over the course of my career (I am a paramedic cross-trained in both fire service and law enforcement) I have RISKED my life for others several times, but obviously have not "sacrificed" it. My feeling is that self respect demands that I respect my own life as much as I do the lives of others and years of training and experience allow me to assess the risks of a situation, accept the risks of a situation, and take action when the potential benefit outweighs the potential risks.

Swanny


--------------------
user posted image "You can't run with the big dogs if you still pee like a puppy".

Stardancer Historical Freight Dogs, Two Rivers, Alaska.

"Aut pax, aut bellum" (Clan Gunn)
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Eiric 
Posted on 12-May-2005, 07:06 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Son of the Seven Seas and Keeper of the Holy Key
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 284
Joined: 09-May-2005
ZodiacAlder

Realm: Sweden, but me heart's in Scotland - An t-Suain, ach tha mo chridhe às ann Alba

male





Yes I would, since I believe in reincarnation I have no fear for death, hence I would give my life to someone who faced death


--------------------
Anam Ceilteach

About Indigenous Peoples
If you ever needed a Gàidhlig dictionary

If you think you can hold me down
I beg to differ
If you think you can twist my words
I'll sing forever



Tha gach uile dhuine air a bhreth saor agus co-ionnan ann an urram 's ann an còirichean. Tha iad air am breth le reusan is le cogais agus mar sin bu chòir dhaibh a bhith beò nam measg fhein ann an spiorad bràthaireil

If you think you can hold me down
I beg to differ
If you think you can twist my words
I'll sing forever
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
Siobhan Blues 
Posted on 09-Jun-2005, 12:40 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1,127
Joined: 25-Nov-2003
ZodiacOak

Realm: Pursuing happiness at 'The Shire' in western Georgia where hummingbirds buzz & horses graze

female





I would give my life for another... my children come to mind first. I had no idea the love for a child could be so strong until my son was born. This willingness to do anything to protect him just bubbled to the surface, it was such an intense feeling too.

SB
(a mama tiger at heart!)



artist.gif

This post has been edited by Siobhan Blues on 13-Jun-2005, 01:05 PM


--------------------
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king..."
user posted image

SGGardner Art

www.SouthernShireFarm.com
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               View My Space Profile.
Top
stevenpd 
Posted on 09-Jun-2005, 01:59 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



An American Guardian of the Realm
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 2,894
Joined: 15-Feb-2002
ZodiacReed

Realm: Fountain Valley, Calif.

male





QUOTE (Swanny @ 17-Mar-2005, 08:23 PM)
I cast a "null vote" in this poll due to the wording of the poll. Over the course of my career (I am a paramedic cross-trained in both fire service and law enforcement) I have RISKED my life for others several times, but obviously have not "sacrificed" it. My feeling is that self respect demands that I respect my own life as much as I do the lives of others and years of training and experience allow me to assess the risks of a situation, accept the risks of a situation, and take action when the potential benefit outweighs the potential risks.

Swanny

Spoken like a true Objectivist.


--------------------
2013


user posted image


Vote in the 2013 Music Awards


Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
PMEmail Poster My Photo Album               
Top
erickbloodax 
Posted on 09-Jun-2005, 07:42 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Honored Clan Member
****

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 79
Joined: 20-Jun-2004
ZodiacHolly

Realm: Arizona

male





James P. Epling

Date of Birth: March 9, 1979

Began at INS: January 13, 2003


TITLE: Border Patrol Agent


Date Died: December 16, 2003




DETAILS: On December 16, 2003, at approximately 7 p.m., Border Patrol Agent James P. Epling was reported missing after responding to sensor activity along the Colorado River near Andrade, California. Agent Epling had apprehended two Chinese illegal immigrants and had rescued a Chinese illegal immigrant from drowning in the Colorado River. Agent Epling was attempting to apprehend other illegal immigrants along the river when he suddenly disappeared.


A massive rescue operation by Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue teams, as well as multiple local, state, Federal, tribal, and foreign agencies, was immediately initiated. This response and coordinated rescue effort continued for 3 days. On December 19, 2003, at approximately 7:15 p.m., with the aid of an underwater camera, Agent Epling's body was located 29 feet deep in the Colorado River. He was approximately 200 yards from where it was believed he initially disappeared. An investigation revealed that Agent Epling had died as a result of accidental drowning.


Agent Epling was 24 years old and was a graduate of the 537th session of the Border Patrol Academy. On January 28, 2004, James Paul Epling II was born.


--------------------
If you don't come back muddy and bloody, you didn't have a good time.
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Siobhan Blues 
Posted on 13-Jun-2005, 01:06 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1,127
Joined: 25-Nov-2003
ZodiacOak

Realm: Pursuing happiness at 'The Shire' in western Georgia where hummingbirds buzz & horses graze

female





Oh, how sad that he didn't live to see his child born! He was so young himself...

SB sad.gif
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               View My Space Profile.
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
©2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt