Honoring our Martyrs
I am sharing this mostly because it has taught me a piece of history of which I was unaware. If one studies the Stoics and other philosophers of the Roman period, one has to accept a disdain for hedonism and fascination with self control that could be unhealthy. Some have argued that Stoicism was used as a philosophical basis for early Christianity. Here, I take this as a lesson that fear and rage have caused us to do terrible things even before our more modern Christian and Islamic examples.