Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama No More

Unless you live under a rock or were participating in a total media fast (aka living under a rock), you probably heard the news about Osama Bin Laden’s death. 

Ever since I heard the news, I’ve been trying to figure out how to respond.  What I mean is that, although I’m glad that justice was finally served, I don’t know whether it’s really right to be glad about a human being’s death, however terrible that person might have been.  I can rejoice that he will no longer cause evil, death, and destruction, but should I be happy that his soul was abruptly sent to its eternal destination?  


Well, usually, when I raise a question, I give you my answer. However, I’m honestly still trying to figure this one out myself. I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Leave a comment, send me a Facebook message, email, text, whatever! I really want to know what YOU think about this. If I get a good response, maybe I'll do a follow up blog.

P.S.  In case you didn’t notice, the picture with this blog honors the Navy Seals, the heroes who accomplished this incredible mission. I’d rather honor them than add to the already ridiculous number of pictures of a deceased villain.

6 comments:

  1. It is a good thing to have him gone. However, I am curious why we had to bury him according to Muslim law. I don't think he was worthy of any burial. I think it would have been a better deterrent to other terrorists to pour pig grease on him and leave him on the ground or hang him. . . Muslims believe that if they are defiled when they die, they cannot go to heaven. So, even if I know better, I can make them fear me because I can supposedly keep them from going to heaven by simply putting pig grease/blood on them while killing them. Who's terrorizing who now? Seems like a good deterrent to me. It worked in the Philippines. . . This may not sound loving. But, I am not a friend of the Muslim religion. It hates my God. Even if there is no actual war declared, it is perpetually declaring war against God. So, I am not prone to think friendly thoughts while remembering how people, with that religion, think and act.

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  2. Your P.S. is well said. We get carried away on the magnitude of the media's focus. Where are our heroes. They went to serve and protect our country. Handswaving to them.

    Jeanne Behm

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  3. Hey LaJoie,

    This may ease your mind. I hope it helps.

    Proverbs 24:17
    Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove,

    Proverbs 24:20
    for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

    In a nutshell...

    When the enemy falls, he falls by God's hand and in God's time. We can thank the Lord for His protection and for answered prayers that no more innocent people will die by the enemies hands. But we have no right to be happy over a tragic death. Many people, both evil and innocent, were killed or will be effected mentally over this incident.Their Lamp was snuffed out physically and spiritually and some will never see heaven.

    God is not happy that his children had to face eternal damnation and neither should we be.

    A sin is a sin. There are no Big sins and no little sins. We all sin. The thief on the cross realized his sin and believed that Jesus was the son of God and asked for forgiveness and Jesus said, "Today, you will be with me in paradise. The other man had his chance too to know and accept Jesus as the son of God, but did not believe. I am sure that tears poured down from heaven for that murderer, while Jesus hung there beside him.

    We all sin and we all deserve to to have our lamp snuffed out.
    Jesus paid that price so our lamps would shine and shine for others to see His glory.

    Mrs. Paoletti

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  4. I've also seen so much on the news & on Facebook regarding the death of Bin Laden, but ambivalent I am not. This terrorist killed and ordered the killings of thousands, basically any American or nonmuslim. I've not seen or read a single person or source "rejoice" over his death....merely Americans celebrating the completion of justice. Make no mistake...God forgives our sins, but He still promises that we will face the consequences of our actions. This applies to the death penalty as well. You may not approve of it and a criminal may come to Christ before his punishment is carried out & he will be forgiven. But he will also face the laws of the land, including whatever punishment had been issued. Yes...the 2 criminals with Christ on the cross were being executed for stealing...not murdering. While one refused to acknowledge Christ, the other did and was saved.
    I think I have a bit of a different viewpoint on all of this because of my husbands career. As a career military officer retiring after nearly 27 years, he was privy to homeland security information. We have no clue what is constantly thwarted by the great men & women in uniform every single day!
    So Osama? I celebrate the punishment you so greatly deserved and I salute the men and women of our armed forces!

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  5. LaJoie I think you have a kind heart in this matter even with the evil he has done, and yes I agree that it is justice but also sad that he died without seeing the power of the true God,
    Ben I disagree and also was a little disturbed with your comment. Did you ever think that even though he did wrong and killed innocent people that the muslim burial was in respect of THEIR land. Now I am not Muslim I like for Christ and he is my savior. But because of their believe he did right by God and even though it may be a fulse faith and life style thats what he learned. Thats like them coming to America killing Christians and Jews who they find false faiths and denying them a proper burial. The burial wasn't because he deserved it but because it would be done in his land, so since our Soldiers are on their land I would of done a muslim burial for him as well.
    Karina I understand your anger and frustration but have you ever thought about the fact that we were able to hear the truth freely. He doesn't know our Lord and will parish in hell. Now Does Osama deserve it I think he did, but I also know murderers who live in America who aren't terrorist but just killers for thrill and become saved after killing peoples after peoples. They had a chance to find Jesus Christ the savior. Osama May not have.

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