This morning all the news was about Osama Bin Laden’s death. I’ve been surprised by the range of reactions exhibited around the world. Some of my random thoughts:
Justice: Bin Laden has killed thousands of people, he deserved to be brought to justice, his actions had consequences.
Safer: in theory the world should be a safer place without Bin Laden – only time will tell – especially given Bin Laden wasn’t in operational charge over the last few years due to his concerns about compromising his location.
Sadness: the Bible teaches us that human life is precious, that includes the lives of terrorists. It is possible to believe killing Bin Laden was the right thing to do, and still be saddened by it.
Arrogance: Some of the scenes from around the world show street reveling, this seems in direct contrast with how angry the West got at the scenes of street celebrations in other countries following the terrorist acts.