well, it seems to be what's on your public agenda when you die or how much you suffer that makes you a martyr

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Posted by Alli ( on January 23, 2002 at 14:30:07:

In Reply to: He FROZE To death??? posted by pancho on January 23, 2002 at 13:31:31:

from Merriam-Webster dictionary:
1 : a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion
2 : a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle
3 : VICTIM; especially : a great or constant sufferer

so, i suppose this means that if you die while having sex, for reasons (first & foremost) of expanding the Assyrian community through procreation, you are an Assyrian martyr. just as, if you die falling off a roof or perishing in a car accident, as long as it was in the name of making the Assyrian cause known, it makes you an Assyrian martyr. i don't know how much constant suffering is going on in those cases, though...

why don't we new Neo-Assyrians proclaim the dead & dying children of Iraq martyrs? it fits definition #3. let's do it!

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