Osama Bin Laden Killed

Tonight I sat on my couch watching the Phillies play the Mets on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. My laptop sat beside me, allowing me to chat with friends and follow the Twitter feeds of some of the Phillies beatwriters. My mother called, and we talked about life for an hour. Near the end of our conversation this appeared in my Twitter feed:

Then a retweet:

My immediate response to this news is sadness. It reminds me how broken this world is. I am not sympathetic to Bin Laden or his cause–I think he stood for evil–but I do not delight in the death of my enemy. Humans are prone to hate, prone to segregate. Eliminating Bin Laden may be considered a step toward peace (I am dubious about this; I fear that creating a martyr will incite even more hostility), but I ask myself did love or hate win today?

It grieves me to live in a world where killing is used to combat killing.

I long for peace, for love, for equality, for justice.

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2 responses to “Osama Bin Laden Killed

  1. RANDRAND

    AND-IT PUTS THE WHOLE WORLD ON TERRORIST ALERTS—Gee-without a color code, how close to a nuclear attack are we??????!! Let me clue the uninitiated in the world-the intelligence agencies are putting on the helmets in the bunkers——got your AK-47 locked and loaded?! Maybe it is time to consider N-O-T going to the public events or gatherings for awhile-ahhhhh-vacation in THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS! Remember, truth-seekers;The bad guys have had battle counter-attacks in the cans for a ten year period—the weapons and materials and persons to carry out attacks would be in storage. If they go to shove-they could be activated in hours or days—–not months! That is the nature of this conflict. We are assessing O-U-R guns-and it might be prudent to be modest in celebration—-the night is long in such events as this. Just intuitive ponderings—–

  2. RANDRAND

    “THE SPRING-LOADED DOOR OF VENGEANCE SWINGS HARD BOTH WAYS-THE KEY TO REMAINING SAFE IS TO STAND OFF A BIT FROM BOTH SIDES–“!

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