The biggest story in the world right now is the death of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. If you know me, you know that one of my least favorite topics is politics.
To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about the whole situation. I have more questions than answers. I'll supply the questions because I certainly don't have the answers.
Do religious beliefs and national pride conflict?
Is it okay to celebrate Justice? Is it okay to celebrate someone's death? Is there a way to do both? Is that okay?
What is the difference between Justice and vengeance?
Does killing the leader of unreasonable terrorists make them more or less reasonable? More or less angry? More or less passionate? More or less hateful?
Is killing the best way to stop killers? OR Is killing the only way to stop killers?
When the 10 Commandments, Jesus, and even Mohammad said that killing was bad, were there any exceptions? You know like for terrorists?
The foundation of these questions is the battle between my faith and my American pride.
I am so proud to be an American. I am so thankful for our troops and their families. I'm so thankful for those who have given their lives so that I can have mine. I'm so thankful for Justice. I am so thankful for Freedom that it breaks my heart when others don't have it.
At the same time I am so thankful to be a Christian. I am so thankful for Peace. I am so thankful for Life. I'm so thankful for Grace that it breaks my heart when others don't have it.
Do I celebrate when a terrorist dies because he is a terrorist? Or do I mourn when a terrorist does because a sinner refused Grace?
Should I ask God these questions tonight when I talk to Him? Or should I Google it?
Thoughts? Comments? More Questions?