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What other religous symbols have died for their people? (like Jesus)

I just read the popular line:
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Please remember only two
defining forces offered to die for you...JESUS CHRIST & the
AMERICAN SOLDIER.One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!!! If you agree, copy & paste in your
status

And thought... wait, Jesus cant be the only one.. So what other religions had someone die for their people, as Jesus did?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (17)
  • Krishna
    Prometheus
    Mithra to name a few...
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 10:41 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • The arrogance of those types of status messages always turn my stomach. Isn't there a whole section in that book about humility?

    Socrates was "martyred" long before Jesus.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:26 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I believe the husband/consort of Isis, Osiris, also died and then was reborn. The whole idea of a sacrificial god was very popular with people of all races many thousands of years ago. Many believe that the story of Jesus's death was taken directly from the Mithras legend.

    I prefer the story of Budhha who ate bad food and died from food posioning with his friends present. And he had no anger towards the person who gave him the bad food. A normal death, a death anyone could die. A human death that was sad and mourned but not about blood shed, torture or hatred.
    lilangilyn

    Answer by lilangilyn at 10:48 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • lil, you are very right the story of Jesus Christ is right from Mithra! I have read both and they are soo similar it is crazy!
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 12:04 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Like a martyr? Joan of Arc
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:55 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Don't forget Talmuz, and the Oak King and Holly King!
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 3:16 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • i just threw up in my mouth a little.

    how can either of these people claim they did something for me? had they bothered to ask me if i (a) wanted them to die on my behalf or (b) if i felt that their dying helped me personally in any way, the answer would be a resounding no.

    i really hate it when people put words in my mouth. this is such a bunch of tripe.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 4:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • http://jdstone.org/cr/files/mithraschristianity.html

    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:41 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • amber, the question was not what it says in the bible but if there are any others that people OTHER than bible thumper believe.
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 11:04 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • That's a good one
    mamaofficer

    Answer by mamaofficer at 12:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2010