Nothing Worth Dying For
Richard Salbato 8-1-2007
“No greater love has man than to lay down his life for a friend.” These are the words of Christ describing what true love is. To understand these words you need to understand the meaning of life to a Christian and the meaning of death in the Bible. Christ says that if we live in Him, we will live forever and that sin brings death. As far as the body is concerned, everyone dies, both the sinner and the just. From a Biblical point of view, however, those who die in grace, never really die, but those in sin are already dead. How then do we, who never die, lay down our life for a friend?
Here Christ is talking about the earthly life and not the eternal life. He took on all the sins, the sufferings, the injustice, and the indifference of the world and laid down His life for all others. His being did not die, only his human body and even that rose up again, as ours will be at the end of the world.
How then do we lay down our life for a friend? Do we have to die? Yes, we do, but not always a physical death. We must die to any real attachments to this world and its personal comforts and temporary pleasures. There is nothing wrong with comforts, security, pleasures, even wealth, but Christians do not cling to these things. Christians cling to love of God and neighbor. This means laying down their lives for God and others. It means dying to self interest.
Christians do this when they have a child, which means giving up some of their own comforts, pleasures and independence to love another. Christians do this when they marry, which means giving up selfish independence to share their life with another. It is this unselfishness that describes the real Christian spirit.
The first Christians learned the hard way to practice true love
of God giving up their lives. They marched to their death with joy simply for
refusing to worship the false Roman Gods. Constantine the Great learned that
sometimes you must even go to war to protect the freedom of people, especially
the freedom of religion. He discovered that
when the battle between good and evil is just, God will fight with you. God helped
American Christians were willing to lay down their lives for freedom
and justice from the King of England.
Americans again laid down their lives to free slaves in the civil war. Americans again laid down their lives to free
their European neighbors from injustice in World War I and II and had nothing
to gain except to protect others.
Americans went to the aid of
Since World War II, it has been
Considering the above, why then are Christians and Americans so hated throughout the world today?
Nothing Worth Dying For
The answer to that question is that people are loosing faith in everything except their own comfort in the here and now. Recently the German author, Henry M. Broder debated a woman author (a secular-humanist) and she said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said: “It is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death."
I have to think of Blessed Alexandrina of Portugal who jumped out of a second story window to avoid being raped and ended up bed-ridden the rest of her life. http://www.unitypublishing.com/Newsletter/Alexandrina.htm But this secular humanist knows of nothing worth injury over. I am sure she would stand by and watch someone else being injured rather than risk anything to her own comfort.
Secular Humanists (many are Catholics) do not care about an afterlife, this life is the only thing they care about. Hence they will rather accept submission than fight. Like the feminist, they prefer to be raped than to resist.
People who are not prepared to resist and are eager to submit, hate others who do not want to submit and are prepared to fight. They hate them because they are afraid that the latter will endanger their lives as well. In their view everyone must submit.
There is a rise of anti-Semitism in
When you consider that the word, Islam, means “submission”, the
West Europeans have chosen submission (Islam) already. They hate anyone who is not willing to submit
for the sake of peace. They have chosen
submission - just like in former days when they preferred to be Red rather than
dead. They hate people with a fighting spirit. The new Anti-Semitism in
The German author, Henryk M. Broder, recently told the Dutch Newspaper "DeVolkskrant" that young Europeans
who love Freedom, better emigrate.
The number of
emigrants leaving the
Just consider the demographics.
1. - The number of Muslims in Contemporary Europe is estimated
to be 50 million, not counting
2. - It is expected to double in twenty years. By 2025, one third of All European children will be born to Muslim families.
3. - Today Mohammed is already the most popular name for
newborn boys in
"I am not a Warrior," Broder
says, "but who is? I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was
only good at enjoying it." Consider that in all of
Europeans apparently never read John Stuart Mill:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse."
"A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
Right now only
"Dear children, unless the United States accepts and carries out faithfully the mandate given to it by heaven to lead the world to peace, there will come upon it and all nations a great havoc of war and incredible suffering.
“If, however, the United States is faithful to this mandate from heaven and yet fails in the pursuit of peace because the rest of the world will not accept or cooperate, then the United States will not be burdened with the punishment about to fall."
"Sin is overwhelming the world and punishment is not far away. ... Help me bring once again the sunshine of God's peace upon the world."
prophesies are already
being fulfilled? Who is really
Read the above prophesy again and see that in the end we will fail to bring peace to the world because we are not getting cooperation from other countries and a punishment will follow. Not, however, for Americans. So says Our Lady.
By having a philosophy
of peace through strength,
are not having babies, without immigration
Instead of coming to
As I said in an
email, 40% of all workers in
If Americans were
not so selfish, they would have the children needed to keep
But because the government is still
basically atheist these Nashi camps are not
good. Alcohol is banned, but sex is
encouraged, and no contraceptives are allowed.
Attempting to raise
But the real aim of the youth camp is the
Kremlin's newly-minted ideology of "Sovereign democracy". It is
strongly reminiscent of the Tsarist era slogan: "Autocracy, Orthodoxy and
Nationality". The similarities to both the Soviet and Tsarist eras are
striking. Slogans such as "
Consider that atheist, Communist Putin sees that having a strong birth rate and holding on
Islam is willing to die for their god, are you? Islam is willing to give up all comforts for their faith and future, are you? Have we men become feminized?
What are we willing to die for – our God, our children, our wife, our town, our nation, the poor thoughout the world, the oppressed in other countries, the sex trades, the rule of law, or nothing?
I believe if we are not willing to stand up and fight for these things, these people, we have no love.
Sorry for writing this in such obvious
anger, but I have had hundreds of emails bad-mouthing my country and condemning
any form of war or conflict as something evil.
For this reason I wrote the Teaching of a just war, but even that did
not stop the slanders. What irritates me
is that I know
Read First Machabees and then tell me that the wars of Judas Machabees were unjustified.
Then read Second Machabees and see how
Take your pick, the justice of Judas Machabees or the cowardice of the Jews only a generation after his victory.