I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


This Osama thing is very hard as a Christian to figure out how to react. Yes, there is some joy over the fact that the man who was the mastermind of so many innocent deaths is dead, and I don't think there is anything wrong with a slight feeling of elation and relief. However, I don't think we should be running all over the place celebrating it because chances are it's another soul in hell. :(
I definitely agree Hannah. It's a complicated emotion to put into words...
I keep thinking of Proverbs 11:10, "When the righteous prosper the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy."
Caleb said…
I feel the same way... Yes, he killed so many innocent people; but yet, it means another soul has entered Hell.
Very mixed emotions.
Anonymous said…
Hey Jason,

I stumbled across your blog while doing a little blog surfing. I was just thinking about this today, even though it happened several weeks ago. It does make me sad when I see people cheering over Bin Laden's death because these people, like him, will face the white throne judgement too, unless they repent and believe on Christ. Thanks for sharing this quote by Dr. King.

God Bless,