Don't gloat over loss of life

Watching a year-end news commentary New Year’s Eve, I was saddened by the gloating over the death of Osama bin Laden.

 

He was a murdering terrorist, and deserved to die. Justice was done, and that is a good thing. It was necessary, right and just that he died. All kudos to our
government, our intelligence agencies and the brave members of our military who carried out this righteous mission.

Having said all that, I must still say that, as a Christian, I do not delight in the death of another
human being. Osama was evil and dangerous, and I
do not grieve over his passing, but neither do I delight in it. It was necessary, but let us not celebrate it. Let us
regard his death as an unfortunate and painful necessity.

In rejoicing over the death of another human being, we descend to the moral level as Osama himself. And I, for one, do not care to be on the same moral level as Osama bin Laden.

George R. Clark Jr.

North Augusta, S.C.

 

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