Thursday, June 19, 2014

To die ... or not to die

I just finished week four of The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future by Dr. Jacob L. Wright (Emory University), who postulates that the Bible authors champion a normal way of life (man, wife, family), procreation, education and the preservation of people as the [my words now] purpose God provides for us.

SO - you can contrast Horace's view:  "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"  - It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country"

with Bertoit Brecht's view:   "It is sweeter and more fitting to live for one's country." and

with the WWI poem by Wilfred Owen "Dulce et decorum est" that graphically opines his view.

War or Peace -  "To die ... or not to die" that is the question.

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