Justice?

May 3, 2011

So, Bin Laden is dead. For many people that is like being told the bogeyman is gone. The question now is; what will they fear at night? For ten years Bin Laden has been the face of those who hate America, but simply getting rid of the face won’t change the opinion of others, it will only reinforce those opinions.

It was reported that President Obama said, “Justice has been done.” Interesting…. I am pretty sure that the justice system in the US doesn’t approve of breaking into your enemies’ home, shooting them dead and then dumping their body in the ocean. Sounds more like the mob. That’s not justice, that’s revenge, so just call it what it is. However I would counsel you personally that before you head down that path you should remember the words of Nietzsche who said, “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

And if Nietzsche don’t float your boat then remember the Bible tells us, “Never pay back evil with more evil, . . . Never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of the Lord.” Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.


Comments

  1. Fred Whittier - May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm -

    I loved this "penning,' Denn. I've been wondering about his death, and the Western world's response to it.

  2. Dan Mac - May 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm -

    Denn, some good thoughts, unfortunately many pastors and churches I met when living in the US would greatly disagree. The US was simply protecting their Christian way of life, I was told.

  3. Anonymous - May 9, 2011 at 9:50 am -

    Denn, I was also greatly disturbed by the way he was killed. Is that the correct way of dealing with him? Was there no effort at bringing him back to face justice?
    CJ OOI