Pray for Osama bin Laden

First of all, as Christians, we should not be rejoicing at the murder of OBL.  We should not be condoning murder, or whatever methods were used to extract the information used to get him.  So, let’s not.  On the other hand, one reason why countries should not be involved in religion is that, in order to protect the populace, sometimes they must use extraordinary methods to extract information. And sometimes nations must do things, like murder, to keep the populace safe.

So I am ambivalent about Bin Laden’s death.  We must never do evil in order to perpetuate a good.  That’s solid Christian doctrine.  Cannot justify killing someone, especially one man, in order to stop terrorism. 

All that aside, do we really think that killing the man responsible for 9/11 is going to stop terrorism?  Eh, probably not.

Enough of the celebrating, be glad he’s dead and be done with it.


5 thoughts on “Pray for Osama bin Laden

  1. I’m sorry but I will not pray for him. It’s not Christians that killed him. It’s his own actions.

  2. Carmi, we must remember to love our enemies, as well as our friends. Even those that hate us. Try, ask God to help you with it…God bless.

  3. It is very difficult to love those who perpetrate evil and especially commit to acts of terrorism but I agree you can’t cure hate with more hate.
    We have to TRY hard to love. EVERYONE.

  4. I believe justice was done in this case. It’s not so much “celebrating” the death of Osama, but there is the relief that a man of such evil no longer walks the earth to continue his plans to kill more innocent victims. We have to remember that through this incident, the CIA was also able to get a lot of information from the computers an such that were with Osama at the time. This may save the lives of countless innocent people.

    Osama has already been judged by God and he is receiving God’s perfect justice. I don’t know what this is, but I do know that I’m glad that Osama is gone.

    It won’t stop terrorism, by any means. However, it will cause enough havoc in the terrorist community and they will be looking over their shoulders a little more. I imagine that after they heard of all the information that has been gathered, they will be too busy running and hiding to do any harm in the very near future.

    I think the rejoicing we are seeing is rejoicing for justice, not rejoicing for revenge.

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