Wednesday, May 04, 2011

      ( 8:28 PM ) teahouse
Quiet Contemplation

I guess we have President Obama to thank for knocking the unemployed woman who married into the welfare family off the front page of what seemed like every newspaper in the world.

Yes, almost 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden has been discovered and summarily eliminated.

I fall into the category of people who do not feel celebratory about this, and who were unsettled by the images of Americans rejoicing in the streets upon hearing the news.

Celebrating someone's death is icky. No matter how evil that someone was. It just smacks of hubris. In a movie, the celebration scene is always followed by a scene of those celebratory people getting their asses kicked.

So I can't rejoice in someone's death, even if that someone is my enemy. That just seems like it would be, well, un-Christian of me.

But I understand the pent-up emotions a lot of people are dealing with.

I just hope for a future of peace and better understanding in the world. And I hope, like the hydra of legend, we don't find that after cutting off one head, many more have grown in its place.



Amen on all counts.

By Blogger RM, at 8:28 PM  

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