If you were told that if you sacrificed your life, you would save the lives of millions...?

One, would you do it?

And two, would you judge people to be worthy of your sacrifice based on the goodness of their heart, or whether or not they believed that you exist, or would they all be worthy based upon our common humanity?

Update:

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  • Acorn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I wouldn't like it, but I'd do it, if for no other reason than I would hate myself for the rest of my life if I didn't. Yeah, I wish I was more evolved than that, but I'm not. :(

    And when you're talking about people, I don't think the word "worthy" applies. Everybody who has ever been born is my brother in Christ and has the same intrinsic value as anybody else: the creepy cowardly woman who beats her children because she's mad at the world, and the brave man who rescues people from a burning building at his own peril. We're all worth and we're all unworthy in our common humanity.

  • 5 years ago

    I learned one major thing during my Air Force career, a person cannot stand alone. During wartime or peacetime the person standing next to you is extremely important. Stranger or not, that person maybe the only one in the world who would do for you, what you should do for them. You have heard the many stories of soldiers who jump on grenades to save other soldiers they never met. These stories are true. When I was a pilot in a B52 Bomber, we had 8 engines on the aircraft. On one training mission we were at 500 feet altitude and going 400 knots of speed, due to an emergency we had to shut down three engines on one side of the aircraft. The plane started to turn into the side with the engines shut down. As the pilot I had two choices abdone the aircraft possible lose the lives of the 5 other crewmen or figure out a way quickly to save the aircraft, fly home and land the aircraft safely. So it all fell into my hands to save the other 5 crewmen at a possible cost of my own life. We gained altitude, fly home, landed safely and had a beer before we went home. I want to live more then anyone else in the world. But I can't live with knowing that my choice cost one other person their life.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would and I think most people given the chance would. Most that say they wouldn't are full of it. If they believed it would actually 'save' them. I've never understood why so many Christians freak out that Jesus died for the world, as if he was the first and only one to sacrifice him or herself for a greater cause. It's nice and all, but very narrow minded in the end. Think of all the Celtic Gods that did the same thing, then were named the Devil by Bishops and Popes!

    I would judge people based on their heart and actions, and I would hope I'd be appreciated for it, but I wouldn't send them for eternal punishment for not understanding.

    Good questions. Hope it makes people think.

    Source(s): it's called: logic
  • 1 decade ago

    Sure i would because i have a advocate with my father. I would have mercy and compassion on those that did not understand. Would you say all the people in that plane or on the ground Sept 11th made a sacrifice to save hundreds?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would ; I am not patriotic but I love doing the right thing in the right time .

    No , I won't judge anyone - who am I to judge ? All I have done was becoming the tool with which Allah gave people another chance .[that doesn't mean in anyway that Allah requires or needs Help from us human]

    Peace

    Source(s): Muslim
  • 1 decade ago

    To sacrifice my life for millions of lives or not? That's an excellent population control for ridiculously overcrowded China and India!

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I wouldn't do it. Millions die all the time, why should I suddenly care? If, however, I believed that three days after I died I would come back and then go up to eternal paradise to be with my dad I might consider it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would do it. The majority would probably be worthy, and the rest should consider it a freebie haha

  • 1 decade ago

    Is this about Jesus Christ or something like that? Sounds like a vaguely Xian theme.

  • 1 decade ago

    No one here would do it.

    They cannot even sacrifice their own urges to hit the thumbs down button and hit the thumbs up one instead.

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