Tuesday, May 3, 2011

God Bless Our World

Osama is dead... and the praise goes up. I will probable loose some people with this post, but what do I always say? “It's my blog... and I say what I want.”
I don't mind going on record as saying that I am a little-taken-a-back by the shear joy that is being felt by so many about the death of another human being (perhaps some feel he wasn't human). I am not speaking of the gross tragedities that were endured by so many millions of Americans and the LOSS OF SO MANY soldiers and many innocent people because of this person's influence, I am simply talking about the pure hatred of another person... period. This brought about concern for me.

I wrote a comment on my FB page pertaining to President Obama and Donald Trump and before I could push “share” I received comments about the great importance of Osama's death and how that should take persistence over my whole page. I've also watched (via the media) how “mean”, sorry that's the only word I could come up with, we have become. I will stress this again, I am not condoning his acts, I am just worried that we (the people) have become so hardened that we are no longer holding-up the foundations on which this nation was built.

Let me say this, I am happy at the results, however I am holding good energy in my heart for our nation AND our world as a whole. The bottom line is that we ALL live on this planet! I know there is much hatred all around, but it shouldn't come from us.

I would say sorry for this post, but that would not be in truth... so I will just say, hopefully you have read some of my earlier blogs and know where I'm coming from.



  1. Many people have expressed the same concern you give voice to. However, I do not think it is hatred. I think it is the culmination of 10 years of feeling helpless and victimized. When 9/11 happened, we all knew who did it and why. (That was hatred.) But, even though we knew who did it, we were still left with a feeling of helplessness. Now that is gone, for many people. Sure, it is not the end of all evil nor even of terrorism. But for that one day, ten years ago, there is some measure of retribution.

  2. Proverbs 6:16-19
    Seven Things God Hates
    Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.

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    Deanna Phelps Hansen
    I have to share, my sweet nephew posted and i give 2 thumbs up: “I 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.

  4. I have been called some rather hateful names for my lack of rejoicing over the death of another human being. Yes, what he did was horrible, I cannot deny that. But a life is a life.

  5. I remember long, long ago, when the Twin Towers went down, and they showed middle eastern people celebrating in the streets, burning American flags, etc. Then I look at our own country the other night, and see all this jubilation, and it saddened me so. I think it's time that we stop poking our noses into other people's business, especially in the middle east, and only help those countries who are in desperate need because of genocide, hunger, disasters, etc. Why do we feel that we are better than everyone else? I wish I could live long enough to see the world equally as one...living in peace, but I don't think that's going to happen.

  6. Deanna, MLK never said "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." That is what someone wrote before going on to quote MLK, and people copied the entire thing and have been posting it as MLKs words ever since.

    I am glad that justice has been served at long last. However, I'm not out in the streets dancing and whooping it up. I think it was the right thing to do in return for the man's heinous crimes against humanity. I feel relief because a terrorist has been taken out.

    As long as there are terrorists, there will never be peace.

  7. Totally Agree. Thanks for the post. Love the videos. :) My friends and I subscribe to your channel on youtube, and as soon as we're notified we pass it on to each other. Love it! Thanks!

  8. Thank you a thousand times for saying this! I have said the same thing and have been met with resentment and bitterness. Bless you, bless you bless you! Thank God there are still loving human beings such as yourself in this nation.

  9. Amen Megan, and thank you for having the courage to give voice to that sentiment. I believe that Osama Bin Laden's death was necessary, but my sense of morality will not allow me to celebrate his death. At what point did it become ok to celebrate the loss of life? I was not only bothered, but saddened, by the jubilant celebration of my fellow Americans. His death did not bring back the innocents who died on 9/11. It does not take away the loss or ease the grief of those who survived. His death was a necessary evil, and none of us should be celebrating!

  10. How can we judge each other on how we express our excitement, saddness or whatever feeling that invokes an emotion? Just because collectively a group of people get together to express how excited they are that a sociopath is no longer threatening them or has finally received what they feel and so many others feel is just isn't wrong. Do not think for a second that this man and so many like him were NOT plotting and hoping for you to receive the same faith that so many others had received on sept. 11th. He does not hold a conscience the way that you all do, he does not care or hold the same standards as you all do, and you cannot treat everyone the same, you treat people on an individual basis; a basis motivated and understood by their actions, that is how you can understand a person's character. My life, my husband's life has been completely changed by the actions and decisions of that one man. Did I rejoice in the streets? Absolutely not, that is not my style. Did I feel pride and smile and have tears come to my eyes, absolutely. I am glad that he is dead, yes, and to be honest, I wish my husband had gotten the chance to pull the trigger; too bad he is in a different special operations community, but I am sure he will get others out there that threaten the very freedom that we all experience, but very few truly understand. You all speak on something so vaguely and on a surface-like because you don't understand the foundation or the true depth that this man had caused on our lives, and still does to this day. I wrote a post about it on my blog, you can read it and understand where I am coming from if you like, but it goes beyond than the dancing in the street. If that is what bothers you because someone is excited and happy that a life is gone out of this world then that is something you should deal with because the only thing that made me sad his death is knowing that he did not know the gratitude of saddness, pain, suffering, and scarring he had truly caused before he left this earth for thousands and perhaps millions of people. That somehow he really left a legacy in his own way, a terrible legacy that so many will follow; and there are sympathizers that believe that rejoicing over his deathly defeat is somehow unjust. Confused and truly disappointed in this blog, but hey, we are entitled to our opinions, I guess I just expected something more. http://confessionaltherapist.blogspot.com/2011/05/osamas-dead-military-spouse-response.html