"I will 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." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
In reference to the death of Osama bin Laden, I posted the above on my FB page. [One caveat before I start: I am NOT a political person.] While I do not condone any of bin Laden's actions, I am curious as to why so many people gleefully rejoiced in his death. If it had been up to me, I would rather have seen him caught. I would like to have seen him stand trial for what he did and face a jury. I would have liked to see democracy in action -- not violence. I would have liked for countries without democracy see how a democratic country works. I think that the integrity of the CIA and USA has suffered because of the actions which resulted in bin Laden's death -- we stooped to a lower standard. Was bin Laden a bad man? That I do not know -- I am not the One who will judge him. Were his actions bad? Yes. They were bad. I would just have liked to see him stand trial, know the charges against him...and think about it before suffering the consequences for his actions.