Question Of The Day: Should We Be Happy That Osama Bin Laden Is Dead?

After the news and President Obama’s announcement last night, I had this strange feeling that people were running around their homes like the munchkins in the Wizard of Oz singing Ding Dong the Witch is dead. This made me feel conflicted and have many questions that I thought we could talk about.
While I understand that Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were responsible for the attack on September 11, 2001 and that for many people he himself is the personification of evil. As a Christian woman I can’t help but feel conflicted. Now if you have read my previous works you know that I am all about God is Love and that sometimes I don’t see the God of War as plainly as the next person might. So I understand that I might be missing something and that maybe he just needed to be killed, is that possible? Still should you be happy? How does God feel?
How do you pay for the amount of death that this man has caused? How can you ease the suffering that so many people had to endure at this man’s hand? Because he took so many lives, should his “eye for and eye” be “Life for the Lives”?
Now on the other hand, as Christians weren’t we supposed to be praying for his soul before he died? Were we supposed to be hoping that God would enter his heart and at the end of his life after seeking repentance he would go to heaven? Were we supposed to remove more of ourselves and let more of God in and want for him eternal life? What do we do when evil enters and exits our lives in such a way as Bin Laden did, do we abandon our beliefs and take up part of his hatred or do we stay the course and hope for repentance?
I don’t know about you but while there was a sense of relief there was also a sense of something else there that I can’t really describe.
Well I do know this, I hope this is the beginning of the end and not the beginning of more pain and death and heartache. Perhaps now if we couldn’t find it in our hearts to pray for anything else we can pray for peace.
Be Blessed,


18 responses to “Question Of The Day: Should We Be Happy That Osama Bin Laden Is Dead?”

  1. ........ Avatar

    No matter how much I have tried, I have never understood fighting terror with terror. I pray there comes time when the human race can rise above such things to avoid destroying ourselves. It seems that violence is human nature at this point, a cyclic inevitability. How sad ?

  2. Amen! Avatar

    For those gathered in New York and out side the White House… I think it’s more of American Pride; yes BIn Laden is dead; I’m grateful for that. He was an evil mass murderer… But the people gathering were Rejoicing in an American Victory; I only heard USA USA USA; theres nothing wrong in that. I’m proud to be an American and there is nothing wrong celebrating a victory for our great country.

  3. Shalawn Avatar

    I don’t think the President wanted to order someone’s death but he had to do it for families of the victims of 911 and our soldiers. I think he will be in intense prayer about his decision and I will definitely be praying for him and our country.

    1. I agree I don’t think he did either, as a matter of fact it might have been a decision made well before he announced he was even running for President. They have been on the hunt for him for 10 years. Then again he did not play when it came to the pirates that had the american hostages. War is an ugly beast as is hatred, neither bring out the best in us. I just wondered about the “Celebrations” from a Christian stand point.

  4. ?”I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  5. msapearl Avatar

    I am not celebrating his death. I am praying that he is redeemed and repented and made it home to his True Father God in heaven. We all make mistakes, it would be a shame if all the people laughing and celebrating , find out in the end, Osama may Have a seat in heaven, and they, by their evil laughing, may be losing there’s. Repent, All, for the Kingdom is at hand. God Loves All His children….. And as posted above this scripture helps me feel comfortable with Not being full of joy for this death…….
    Ezekiel 33:11 (NIV)
    11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel

  6. I agree with “The Truth.”

  7. Kerri Avatar

    well… i just answered the question earlier; i didn’t actually READ the article. i have now, and i can tell you that the feelings of the author echo mine EXACTLY…

  8. Anonymous Avatar

    Good question…this is just my OPINION, I wish he was caught alive instead of being killed first, I do believe some of this government was involved in 9/11. But I think (no for sure) the military made the only choice to acheive their goal of capturing him, maybe it was the only and safest way for them… This next statement is from the article..Well I do know this, I hope this is the beginning of the end and not the beginning of more pain and death and heartache. Perhaps now if we couldn’t find it in our hearts to pray for anything else we can pray for peace. I agree with this, because Bin Laden maybe killed,but his troops are still here..

  9. Kerri Avatar

    Thousands of innocents died at his ‘command’. justice – man’s justice – has been served. and yet a human life has ended; ended without Christ. not matter WHO that person was, should we celebrate the fact that they will spend eternity in hell? i am grateful that justice has been served; but i have a hard time picturing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dancing around the courts of heaven singing ‘osama gonna BURN…’

  10. the truth Avatar
    the truth

    I dont even believe Osama did it…thats why this is even more sickening and embarrasing for everyone going around saying “great day to be american” really?!
    There is more evidence that the u.s. was responsible for it than Osama, and the gullable nature of u.s. cititzens is dissapointing and discouraging, as something else bigger is going on, and we are gonna be distracted with this b.s. story. It took 10 years anyway…Why would I celebrate if he did do it, after 10 years…thats a pretty slow response for someone who is friends with the us gvmnt and was chilling with George W…..gimme a break Obama….all this on the 10 year anniversary coming up….how ironic. All I can say is there is a bunch of rich, pwerful people sitting around right now having a drink saying “silly humans” lol

    1. AnonymousII Avatar

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(to “the truth”)

    2. Thanks for coming by and commenting. Why do you agree with the truth. Even still do you think we should be celebrating?

    3. There are so many things we do not know and never will. I just wonder how different some people are from him who are dancing in the streets at another persons death

  11.  Avatar

    Ezekiel 33:11 (NIV)
    11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?’

    1. Thanks, this is one of the scriptures I wanted.

  12. Staci Avatar

    When the towers went down we were upset they cheered. Now we are doing the same thing..this is such a circus. Be grateful he was caught and move forward. Why do we have to be so extreme? Dancing in the street like bloody fools.

    1. openeyed American Avatar
      openeyed American

      RiverAngel42 and Staci….could not agree with both of you more. As a Christian myself, I don’t believe in killing anyone and don’t extol any “virtue” of America’s wars and killing anyone. Especially the millions upon millions of innocent civilians the USA have been responsible for killing through the years…..and even what might be deemed as a “terrorist”….which lies in the eyes of beholder. Osama was a bad egg no doubt…but so far, I’ve seen documentation that he was only responsible for around 3000 lives (on 9/11?) I know he has done other horrible things….but why do we continue to sin in the name of God, holding onto false belief that if a life is on American soil it is far more important than Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan…..many countries b4 that we’ve attacked? It is a huge sin in eyes of God…there is no God of War. Part of problem is people are naive….they believe words in the Holy Bible were written by God, words in our History books are legitimate “war hero” oxymoron used over and over, people holding onto weird idologigies that somehow men are more physically/emotionally equipped for battle than women (totally wrong, sexist, and downright inhumane thinking), certainly not in line with modern technology and “equality”and believe in the hyped up slanted mainstream media with Pentagon spinning things like the exorcist “we are fighting for our freedom and security” or that “Islamic people want to rule the world”. Very overdone to propel the corruption of political self interest further. It makes me want to cry, how the Americna people, with good and honorable intentions but highly blindfoled, conintue on this warpath of welf destruction, and call it “Patriotism”. No, rejoicing this mans death in the streets is not OK, no matter how many American lives he might be responsible for. We need to wake up, realize why 9/11 happened in the first place. If we don’t want to believe George Bush did something to perpetrate it (which is very likley, he made billions off the wars), we need to at very least realize it was NOT likley done because of any “jeolosy” of America (this supremacy attitude is a sin in and of itself). We continue to ship horrible weapons/missiles to hostile nations and drop bombs everywhere like we are God ourselves, ruling the world. Do you think perhaps we had already pissed off those “terrorist” of 9/11? RiverAngel42…I so feel the same thing you do…relief that Osama is gone, but at same time dread of what may be ahead. The U.S. forced 10 years of war on 3 countries killing millions, to get to this ONE man that might be resposnible for death of 3k……This feeling of “justice” is not shared by the army that followed Osama. I get angry thinking of what America the beautiful is doing to America the beautiful. We are our own worst enemy. At least we know our sons of future will NOT be going to war anymore than the daughters of those out there holding onto these values/beliefs. We cannot discriminate against gender…but even more so against our moral, religious and ethical beliefs. The girls will need to prove their CO status as well… lets see how many people finally get it. Amen

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