…Saddens me a bit.
Not because I am mourning the death of a great person. Not because I am a supporter of terrorism or any of the other horrible things he has done in his lifetime. Not because I do not still cringe when I think about 9/11 or the thousands of lives of the troops who have given their lives because of his actions.
I am saddened because of so many people’s reaction to it. How happy and celebratory they are.
Let’s get one thing straight. I believe Bin Laden was not a good person. He has caused much pain and suffering and his name will go down in history with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.
But I do not believe ANYONE‘s death is one to be celebrated.
I wouldn’t wish death upon even the murderers of my own family. Capture and/or punishment (excluding execution), yes. But death? No.
Perhaps it’s due to my belief that everyone will meet their TRUE justice after death. I hold life to be sacred and I believe that EVERYONE’s life on this earth — no matter how heroic or villainous, no matter how short or how long — is worth something.
And let’s not forget that God loves even the lowest scum that has ever walked this plant. Even Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Bin Laden.
I know that my belief is in the minority (someone has even de-friended me on Facebook) but I implore my readers to at least realize that, as my friend Teyah said, “Two wrongs don’t make a right and victory dances on the man’s grave would make us no better than he was and won’t retract all the horrible things he did.”