The news of the death of bin Laden reached me last night. At first, I was joyous, just like many other Americans. I have friends who have children and grandchildren fighting the good fight in the Mideast, so my first thought was of them.
But, in retrospect my feeling is this: isn't it a shame that the world is in such a crisis that we have to hunt down people and kill them to have some peace. What bin Laden orchestrated in our country with the distruction of the twin towers, the downed plane, and the crash at the Pentagon was unforgivable. I understand that. This force of evil needed to be eliminated, and it seems that he was a coward and hid behind his followers like a child hiding behind its parent.
If his death was the only way to end this mayhem, then I guess that was the way it had to be. But it is a shame that our world has come to this.
The Bible speaks that "there will always be wars and talks of wars." It also teaches us that "thou shall not kill." Maybe someday we will all be able to live this way. So, today, I guess I feel grateful to the soldiers who persevered all these years to find and eliminate another threat of terrorism, but in my heart I can't help but feel that there should have been another way.
Bear in mind that this is only my opinion and one not shared by many.
Peace (hopefully soon),