- I vote YES to rename to Salvation. It just sounds better. --Amberjet11 13:47, 2 November 2006 (PST)
- No. Strangely, I came here to vote yes, because at first sight it seemed a good idea, but then it occured to me that the basic premise for that article would be betrayed. The article is built on the ambiguity and the multiple meanings of the verb "save" (as particularly exemplified in the conversation between Eko and Bernard). On one hand, there's the meaning of rescue from the island, and on the other hand there's the meaning of salvation. Renaming the article either "rescue" or "salvation" would be choosing between the two meanings and thus contradict the basic idea for the article, which would be lost. -- Cheers 17:38, 2 November 2006 (PST)
- Yes There's also ambiguity in the noun, "Salvation", and the same double meaning is intrinsic. Salvation is just the noun counterpart of saved. For example, you can have literal salvation (from a desert island) as well as metaphorical salvation (spiritual). --PandoraX 18:46, 3 November 2006 (PST)
Shadow of the Statue answer
It refers to someone "he who will save us all". Should this be included? There is a lot of reference to saving people in this show, not all of which have to do with getting off the island. --Robbie 03:41, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes the people that oversee this website may find the these comments ill-mannered and full of Confrontation. LOST is confrontation: One after another. Sayid kills a chicken to save his brother's manhood. Sayid shoots BEN and creates his worse possible fate. He becomes the lackey for his enemy. Locke searches for meaning and finds it as a human sacrifice to some unknown god. Jack is confronted by the fact that he must kill the image of the man that first pushed him toward faith and sacrifice his own life. There is an alternative always. Sayid did not have to shot Ben. Jack could have said no; there was always Ben. He never failed and never shed a tear. (He considered Locke a greater man than his father.) Charlie Pace had a choice in how he died. Sayid had choice. Jin had choice. All were violent. Michael had choice, and he, with violence, took life and gave his own. Eli Hawking had the easiest choice. Mothers that kill their children make the local news. Faraday chose death to further a higher, very abstract, very risky cause.
Imagine the outcome if Ben had killed Eli just before he boarded 316... Imagine if Ben had killed MiB without suffening out the Flame... Imagine if Ben had killed Walt in the epilogue...
Think about strange appearance of jacob in that taxis and his talk with Hurley, that strange meeting between Desmond and Hurley. For Hurley, the choice to accept or reject a tremendous divine power.
There are no polite ways to kill somebody or let someone die or sacrifice your life. If you believe me to be confrontational, then you were watching the wrong show. LOST and The Gilmors Girls belong to different worlds. LOST is far closer to reality--Past recaptured 18:06, September 14, 2010 (UTC)