”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.
My thoughts exactly on how I view the Osama bin Laden incident. My teacher posted this quote on Facebook and it was refreshing from all the “Go to Hell, Osama,” “Rot in Hell,” etc. etc. As Christians As human beings, should we not love another, even someone who committed mass murder? I believe in the God that loves every human being, even one who has faults as grave as Osama.
I was a bit disappointed when I conversed with my friend on this topic. This friend goes to church religiously, sings in the church choir, and praises God, yet she was aghast when I said that I believe that the “Hell welcomes you, Osama” posts were un-Christian and that even Osama deserves our forgiveness. All she said was, “Caroline, he killed so many people. He deserves to go to Hell.”
I realize my beliefs are controversial but returning hate for hate multiplies hate.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
“In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down…”—Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer