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Monday, May 2, 2011

Disturbing

This is what we saw from the Palestinians on 9-11 and I remember how disturbing it was to me.
This is America today and yes I understand it, but I still find it disturbing..........there is a fine line between justice and revenge........... Let us be careful to know the difference.

Adding some clarity to this post....I am not opposed to people being happy that justice has been served but I am thinking how easy it is for a group of young people riding around in their cars bought and paid for by their parents to break out in song and raise their fists in victory compared to the young Navy seal that had to shoot and kill a woman that was used as a human shield for that justice to be served. He may have a little different outlook on this victory. Freedom and Justice are hard come by and sadly they both cost lives that only a few are willing to sacrifice for.




6 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I hope I can say this - but God Bless America - I think we needed this. I am not happy in this man's death - but I am glad that it is over. Do you know what I mean?

Love,
sandie

Granny Annie said...

President George W. Bush "Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

texwisgirl said...

i'm having a hard time celebrating any death - even Bin Laden's. we're all connected in this world, and fervent beliefs can lead us all into trouble and harming others... (seeing some of the horror anti-abortion protesters bring is proof enough...) i totally understand your point. if i had lost a dear family member in 9/11, perhaps i'd feel differently and i certainly allow them that right...

fishducky said...

As far as I'm concerned, TEXWISGIRL said it all--& beautifully.

Flora said...

Well the sad part is we will never rid this world of evil...what will the retaliation be? Who will take Ben Laden's place? This has been happening since the beginning of time.....And then there are all the lives that sacrifice for us.... that keep this evil from totally over taking us... what is the answer?

Allison said...

A really thoughtful post. I have been feeling bad about it, too. I also think it is so important for the international community to counter terrorism... but is rejoicing in death this way any better than terrorism itself? When I see signs that say things about God being happy that justice has been served, I have to wonder... "Doesn't anyone actually read the Bible?" Of course God is opposed to terrorism, but would He want us to be glorifying ourselves for having killed someone? It rather breaks my heart, and makes me feel no better than terrorists.

Thank you for providing a safe and thoughtful place to say that. What a sensitive issue this is.

Bless you.