Man is a mortal.
2 Aug 07
Very interesting question indeed and i think a nation can be immortal. Afterall the contributions of nation whether it exists or not other nations which had relationship with that particular nation will certainly remember. i dont want to think how a nation can stop existing b'cos that always involves large scale destruction man made or natural but i hope no nation will cease to exist for whatever reason :)
24 Jul 07
I don't think that a country or nation can be mortal unless the nation is killed by large-scale invasion and killing from a stronger one. To imagine that is terrible. I don't want to imagine that, but the constant wars around the world remind me of that while reading your topic. I am a peace-loving person and I hate whatever kind of wars, which are destrustive disasters to us human beings.
24 Jul 07
The point which I am driving home is Man is mortal, but the legend about him becomes immortal. Similarly a nation is mortal (not getting washed away), but the legend about the nation remains in the minds and hearts of the people. Thanks for the response and glad to note that you love peace. May I pray for the best peace in the world.
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14 Nov 07
Interestingly, this reminded me to think of a book I'm reading about Queen Catherine of England, from Aragon. Formally, Princess of Wales and the youngest daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand of Castille and Aragon. She married into the Tudor family, which is how she made it over to England. But I thought of them and brought these historical figures up because of Isabella and Ferdinand. Whether you believe in their quest or not, you cannot deny their fidelity to their faith. Queen Isabella became a soldier for goodness sakes to rile up her army. This is a woman whos legend lives on. Even to this day, even if you don't know what they are known for, you still know the names Isabella and Ferdinand. I learned them in grade school. But still their names are with me. Even someone not reading about them, etc., knows of these historical figures. Countries are certainly mortal: always conquering, defeating another. And I have obviously proved my point of a person's legend becoming immortal.
12 Nov 07
A country or nation can be mortal in that it deteriorates as did the Roman Empire, that it no longer has the power it once has. There are countries that no longer exist, and whose power is no longer felt who fell through internal corruption before they were invaded by foreign powers. Yet through this we hear of men and the son of God who even now influence us. We know about Augustus Caesar who brought peace to the Roman Empire and we know about Jesus Christ the son of God who brought a peace that surpasses even through the struggles of war and conflict to many throughout the ages.