Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrating Death?

What does it say about the society we live in when we celebrate the death of a man? I understand the may implications that Osama Bin Laden's death has but a celebration?Anyone who knows death knows that there is no glory in it. There is no joy in taking the life of another person. And there should never be a celebration.To celebrate the death of one for killing isn't just wrong but absurd. I'm not taking a stance on his righteousness, far from it. I am saying that it's pretty scary to hear so many people elated over the news. Where does it end? When does the desensitization of the finality of death end? When we celebrate the death of another human being we push boundaries that are sacred. Life is sacred. Death, although an inevitable end to life is never a thing to be taken lightly. Killing even less so. Sure sometimes it may be justified. Sure at times it may be warranted. That doesn't mean it is to be celebrated.

We need to get back to loving one another, setting aside our differences, looking to understand each other and find a better way for all people. We don't need to be celebrating the death of any person. No matter how evil we may judge him to be.

Just my thoughts.



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