Bin Laden Death: A Response

I opened Flipboard on my IPad And was shocked to learn Osama Bin Laden was killed.

We should not celebrate the death of any human being including one that has perpetrated great evil. We should not treat a human unlike a human just because he might have treated others inhumanly. While we rejoice that acts of evil cannot be perpetrated against humanity celebrating death is not the way of Jesus or of humanity.

While I am relieved Osama Bin Laden can no longer commit evil acts I am sorry it took death to bring those actions to a close. I feel no loss at his departure from the earth. Celebration is not a Christians response to a persons death because God died so all may live and intended all humans to have life.

I am relieved he is gone but I am not celebratory!

Advertisements