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A '''martyr''', in the religious sense, is a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion.
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A '''martyr''', in the religious sense, is a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. It originally meant "witness for God".
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In most religions, becoming a martyr supposedly has some type of automatic reward - but of course, you will be dead. In Islam, for example, you are immediately entered into heaven, there to meet the infamous 72 virgins. Also, while not a requirement for [[Saint|Sainthood]], a hugely disproportionate number of saints are martyrs.
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==Apologetics==
 
==Apologetics==

Revision as of 19:21, 22 January 2007

A martyr, in the religious sense, is a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. It originally meant "witness for God".

In most religions, becoming a martyr supposedly has some type of automatic reward - but of course, you will be dead. In Islam, for example, you are immediately entered into heaven, there to meet the infamous 72 virgins. Also, while not a requirement for Sainthood, a hugely disproportionate number of saints are martyrs.


Apologetics

The apostles were allegedly martyrs for the cause of Christianity. See the related article for further discussion.

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