Monday, May 2, 2011

America, America...

Osama bin Laden.
Here's how people are "celebrating".
Yes, he was an awful, awful, horrible terrorist.
Yes, it's a huge deal that he's gone.
Yes, I'm just as relieved as you.
Yes, I'm completely and absolutely grateful for our brave troops who have fought for us.
But must we stoop so low?

I'd like to think America has more class than this.
I'd like to think that we're above this.
That we're better than this.
Wouldn't you?
And frankly, I'm more than a little disgusted and ashamed that Americans act like this.

We are not petty.
We are not small.
We are proud.
We have honor.

And we are better than this.

I'm proud to be American.
And I'm certainly relieved that bin Laden is finally gone from this world.
But I'm not proud of this exhibition.

Stand taller. Show more poise. Have more dignity.
Prov. 24:17-18 "Do not gloat when your enemy fails; when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice, lest the Lord see it and it displease Him..."
God bless America. 
picture source: here 


CBN said...

Very insightful. You are completely right. Can't argue with the scriptures.

Snoopy said...

I am SO with you. Even though I'm glad he's no longer wreaking havoc in the world, I don't feel that someone's death is ever a reason in and of itself for cheering and celebration, even if they are a terrorist. Especially in this way. It's crude, and it's classless. Yes; we should be better than that.

Adriane Reynolds said...

Does my opinion as a Soldier deployed to Afghanistan count? I don't believe he is dead. I want to see a legit picture, evidence that he is dead. After being here and seeing my friends die, because of the Taliban and everyone influenced by OBL... I actually want to see a picture of him on national television, shot in the face. I don't believe he's dead until I see it.

KShay said...

I am wholeheartedly with you on this sentiment. I'm glad you can see past all the pettiness and really understand the sanctity of ANY human life, even those of whom which are our enemies.
This is a beautiful post, and I'm very supportive of your opinion.