Monday, 2 May 2011
Osama Bin Laden RIP
I refuse to celebrate; I am disappointed by the scenes of celebration outside the White House; how can it be right to cheer about a death?
A man has died!
Yes he managed a terrorist organisation, that makes me angry.
Yes he organised the 9-11 attacks, for that I feel he is unforgivable.
Yes he attacked many of his own country-men and women, that is the lowest of the low and makes me sick to my stomach.
But he is now dead; that is enough.
Now he stands in front of God to be judged. It is not right to celebrate his death. I feel sick to my stomach, the same way I did when terrorists celebrated the death of those in 9-11.
This morning instead of joy I feel relief that a major leader of terrorism has been stopped. But I also feel fear that these celebrations might anger those who might now fill the empty shoes at the head of a terrorist organisation.
Osama bin laden RIP.
Lord God, we need your peace and healing on our world; help us to work together across religions and nationalities to seek peace together. Amen.