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    What does this mean?

    Hi, I want to know what language is this and what does it means:


    "Voor een godsdienst sterven is makkelijker dan ernaar te leven"
    - Jorge Luis Borges

    http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1817

    Thanks

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    Re: What does this means?

    It looks like Dutch to me--but I'll wait for a translation from the experts like Frans and Siegfried.

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    AW: What does this means?

    Quote Originally Posted by cerebro
    Hi, I want to know what language is this and what does it means:

    "Voor een godsdienst sterven is makkelijker dan ernaar te leven"
    - Jorge Luis Borges

    Thanks
    The language is Dutch (Nederlands). It means: "It is easier to die for a faith (=religion) than to live according to its rules."

    You are welcome!

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    Re: What does this means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Allenson
    It looks like Dutch to me--but I'll wait for a translation from the experts like Frans and Siegfried.

    ....Or Spjabork for that matter.

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    Re: AW: What does this means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spjabork
    The language is Dutch (Nederlands). It means: "It is easier to die for a faith (=religion) than to live according to its rules."
    Quote Originally Posted by Frans_Jozef
    It's easier to die for a religion than to live for it.
    Thanks to both of you.

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    Re: What does this means?

    "Voor een godsdienst sterven is makkelijker dan ernaar te leven"

    It is indeed dutch but the correct translation would be:

    To die for a religion is easier than to live by it.

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