Judging the crimes: Obama and US announce Bin Laden killed

A lot of people have been buzzing about tne news last night that Osama Bin Laden is confirmed dead. There are so many thoughts and opinions on this event, it’s insane.

There are people that are reveling in Bin Laden’s death, partying it up; I feel this is wrong. We’re celebrating the death of one man; what about all the thousands that have dies because of him? Was Bin Laden so awesome that he deserves all these parties? Aren’t you, in essence, giving him a wake? Frankly, I have better things to do.

One good American friend of mine said this:

10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later, we managed to kill one person. So, um, yay.

Ya, that pretty much sums it up – He’s dead; Whoop-dee-freakin’-do. It means he’s not around to plot more attacks, but there’s lots of other psychopaths ready to take his place. The most we get from this is a short reprieve as the power vaccuum gets filled, and anyone who’s families lost loved ones from the attacks he ordered & planned get some closure that the man who had their loved ones killed is now at the judgement bar of God. Or something like that. There’s no reason to party; maybe reason for a brief sigh of relief that there’s one less trigger-happy madman in the world, but that doesn’t mean anything is over.

A friend here on Facebook gave this sentiment:

Was Osama proven guilty? In the eyes of God, Obama you killed your Brother. Dual wrongs never make a right. Murder by any other name is still Murder.

I truly & honestly mean no offense, and I say this to no one particular person, but any friends that are, as I see it, wasting energy being pissed off at Obama or any other political leaders: I think you need to come down off your high horse a bit. I don’t think you or I are qualified to say what God has decided about Obama’s actions or choices, good or ill. I say leave that judgment to God; He knows what He’s doing better than we can. Bin Laden already repeatedly admitted his actions & guilt to the world publicly, and welcomed whatever consequences came of that. In your eyes and mine, perhaps, Obama killed a brother, and maybe Obama did; I can understand where you’re coming from, and I can’t say I fully disagree… But which is better, to leave Bin Laden alive to attack & kill more innocents worldwide, or to send him to God and let Him judge?

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

Whatever we feel, Obama himself did not pull the trigger and the man/woman who did, did so gladly without remorse – yes, two wrongs do not make a right, but perhaps it was the lesser of two evils. I’m no judge of that, no man or woman is, and only time will tell if the world really is a safer place. Before we decide to go around telling people what God thinks of them & judging them in the name of God (which, if you ask me, falls under taking His name in vain), we need to take a good long look in the mirror & say to who we see in that mirror, “God will judge you for what you say & do.” Remember that judging others is just as much a sin. And sure, there’s some sins that have worse punishments, but a sin is still a sin.

As for me, I’m going to be spending less time deciding for God who deserves blame and who deserves God’s judgment and more time praying that this means more troops can come home. Wouldn’t you agree that they deserve our thoughts, prayers & energy more right now than Bin Laden or President Obama?

Some people I know are praising the troops for a job well done; now this is a worthwhile use of my energy, I feel. They go through hell a lot of times, and deserve more of our moral support. The polititians that send our troops over to the war zones, of course, I often dissagree with; but the men & women who go over there & fight the battles I can’t or wouldn’t want to fight are deserving of our support, emotionally & morally at least. They believe in what their doing, and believe they’re protecting our rights to freedom & democracy. That attitude, and the right channeling of that attitude, is worth supporting.

So let’s stop being angry with who did what; let’s try to keep some kind of positive in these dark days & just be happy that perhaps we finally have a reason to bring some troops home.

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