The Wicked Witch Is Dead

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 9:40 AM
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  • Good blog David.

    If we don't ALL start to act like we want the "other" side to act, we are no better than they and don't set any sort of positive example that we would like them to emulate.

    The credo the "Evil thrives when good men do nothing" can be applied here.

    While Bin Laden needed to be stopped, as since his death facts have surfaced that he was still intimately involved in planning plots, cheering relating him to a fairy tale villain does not help the situation nor is it appropriate to be so blatantly joyful over someone's death. It's is no different than those who cheered over 911.

    The "evil" of hate and stereotyping thrives in those cheers of anothers' death.

    I can not judge the Seals who did kill him. It was most likely necessary to assure the safety of so many others right there and in the future.

    He is though still someone's father, son. and husband. No matter how evil he is, we must take the high road to project what Christianity is to show the radical Muslims that Christians aren't the enemy.

    When we don't we are no better than those who cheered when the towers fell...Many of those were not involved in the bombing. they just had a stereotypical opinion of Christian Westerners. If we want to change their opinions, cheering BinLadin's death is not the way to do it.

    Someone has to take the first step...and maybe the second too.

    Have a good day.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 11:57 AM
  • You're right Jenny, he is someone's father, son, brother, husband. But then what about the 3000 brothers, sons, husbands, fathers, sisters, mothers, daughters, etc. that he had a hand in murdering on September 11? And as was pointed out in the comments on Charles' blog, where you said much the same thing, after 9/11 they were chanting "Death to America" and celebrating the murder of 3000 innocent people, here people were cheering "USA, USA" and 'celebrating' a mass murderer brought to ultimate justice. Think about it.

    -- Posted by Mr. History on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 3:05 PM
  • He was the willing embodiment of the threat against us. He had the blood of some 3,000 on his hands and was apparently planning for more. A murderer met his just end. The prime source of threat against us was eliminated. The vast majority are celebrating the justice and threat removal - not the mere killing of a man. Again, a world of difference between this celebration and the one in the Muslim world after 9/11.

    -- Posted by brazilian on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 9:22 AM
  • He was more or less neutered for the past 5 or 6 years or so with very little actual influence. Killing him I fear may have actually given him more influence for a time, although I think that will be short lived as well.

    I will not rejoice in his killing, however glad I am for it. I don't think it's right to react with any glee over his killing. We should probably just be glad that an evil man who is responsible for influencing others to commit evil acts is no longer around to do it again.

    -- Posted by theoneinthearmy on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 10:53 AM
  • It is a fact that when a man aligns himself with evil, the pall that he calls upon himself is a product of his lack of repentance. Hitler himself had family, yet he aligned himself with a great evil. The tragedy in this is that he did so without repenting.

    OBL was in the same position. As a man guilty of great evil, he stood as an unresolved equation. Would he plug in the place of the variable x: "repentance"? That was available to him. Just as the Love of our God is available to us all.

    We are all faced with that same equation. Most of us have not murdered 3000 innocents, but we have our own clinging ways. It will be for God to decide the weight of our evil. The feather of forgiveness is available for the mere cost of repentance and belief in that forgiveness. That will outweigh all.

    It is a tragedy that OBL clung unwaveringly to the evil of violence planned and perpetrated upon innocent people. It is not a tragedy that the evil had to be excised. I feel great sorrow for the man, while abhorring the evil with a hate that is reserved for the prince of this world.

    It is in that dichotomy that I live my life. I would not hesitate to rid the world of great evil, just as those Seals did. What a man clings to, is his choice. All choices have consequences.

    -- Posted by Medbob on Thu, Jun 2, 2011, at 5:54 PM
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