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What are martyrs? I hear about them all the time. Is there is list of them?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Most Catholic saints are martyrs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • The term martyr (Greek μάρτυς martys "witness") is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices their life (or their personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many. In the past, it initially signified a witness in the forensic sense, a person called to bear witness in legal proceedings.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • A martyr is anyone that chooses to give up their life (or freedom) in order to further their cause or because of a belief. Someone that is killed simply because they are Christian or Pagan and they refused to "repent" would be a martyr... So, it's imposible for a full list... Many that were killed in mass murder situations or town raids just because of their faith would not be listed, that doesn't make them less of a martyr just because no one knew their name...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:07 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Fox's Book of Martyrs You can read it online at that link. It is so crazy.


    Also another good book is Jesus Freaks

    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 1:44 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Also another good book is Jesus Freaks


    By D.C. Talk, right Cinnamon mom? That book is wonderful.

    KelleyP77

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 3:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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