Yes, I was just…commenting.
But to address your question specifically, I’d say that the Apostolic martyrs didn’t die for some***thing***, they died for some***one***–whom they knew; especially upon the Resurrection (this was what I was alluding to above), which was indisputable proof of that what Christ promised, he was capable of delivering.
To an even more impressive degree, the same can be said of post-Apostolic martyrs who die for Christ (someone–THE ONE, really), based on the relationship. They did not, and do not, die for an ideal–they died (and continue to die for) Christ–even though they never knew Yeshua, the man; only the Risen Christ, which requires an even greater degree of faith.
“…Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.
Hence Apostolic and post-apostolic martyrdom is driven by the same sense Christian ethic–out of Charity (Catholic sense), out of love, and out of genuine sacrifice–they died, and continue to die, for Christ–not for some lofty ideal.
In contrast, the suicide bomber is driven by the faux promise of ‘70 virgins…’, for glory (i.e. their their legacy), monetary compensation to their heirs–especially when they can’t provide for their own in this life–and with the intent to compel belief in their religion:
“And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…and fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone.”–the Qu’ran, 2:191 et. seq.
Flawed, bogus, and ever unproven though the ‘promise’ (of 70 virgins, etc) may be–the suicide bomber’s motivation is selfishness–for the reward of ‘70 virgins…’, their own glory, the posthumous glory that accrues to their heirs/family, etc, and for coercion–to compel others, to believe as they to.
NB: my point about Christ actually coming back from the dead, was that there was something to ‘hang their hats on’ so to speak, that is completely lacking in Islam; but that belies the greater point, which is the ‘whom’ for which Christian martyrs readily offer up their lives, vs the ‘why’, for which Muslim suicide bombers do.