Monday, May 2, 2011

There are a lot of things being said in relation to the recent events. I am still very confused on how I am to feel about everything, but for now, here are some quotes I've seen come across FB that I could most agree with until I have more time to contemplate it all.

"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" Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frodo - "Now at any rate he is as bad as an Orc, and just an enemy. He deserves death."
Gandalf - "Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

"I'll gladly accept that people should feel relief when justice is done. For those who are celebrating justice, as you say, then good for them. But many people are ALSO celebrating the death of an enemy; this, at least, is not a response that Jesus would model."

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? – Ezekiel 18:23
*The above was taken from this link*

1 comment:

Kristen said...

When Obama finished his speech concerning Bin Laden's murder- I cried. It occurred with the recetation of the pledge of allegiance. "One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty, and Justice for All."

I understand that that goal was to gain 'Justice' and that we should all be happy that we killed the terrorist who took the lives of so many Americans.

I didn't shed a tear for Bin Laden, or his family and friends at their loss. I cried for us.

I have found the following passage from the bible to be something we, as a nation, should strive to adhere to if we claim to live Under God: Romans 12:9-21

The part that stands out to me is the following: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head."

It goes on to say: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

What are we doing?

I guess I could have summarized this entire comment with: I agree, Dave.

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