Re: "...Death is an evil" (Sappho 630 BC)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 08:40:33 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 11:07 AM 10/2/01 +0200, Amara wrote:
> >I saw this piece by
> >Sappho (~630 BC)
> >Death is an evil;
> >we have the gods'
> >word for it; they too
> >would die if death
> >were a good thing
> A very sly and enjoyable remark, but then Sappho didn't know about the
> forthcoming chosen death of our beloved and divine savior Jesus, or the
> death of other prophets (peace be upon them), which show how altogether
> acceptable this practice is to the One True God, even unto His Own death
> and resurrection (but with a guaranteed proviso like that I wouldn't mind
> either).

The omission is a judgement of what is a worse evil: death or slavery.

"Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils." - General John

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