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Is it moral to celebrate the death of bin Laden?
BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jack Furnari

Posted on 05/12/2011 8:16:36 PM PDT by Jacvin

If anyone out there wants to get me a birthday or Christmas present, or just give me something because I'm such a nice guy, I want the civilian version of the gun that killed bin Laden.

I know. Catholics are not supposed to celebrate the death of anyone, even bin Laden, the way I have.

But like most other conservatives, I do not believe in the perfectibility of the human race. We are flawed beings separated from God by our humanity.

The way I figure it, I probably have a few hundred thousand years ahead of me in purgatory anyway, so what do a few more years matter now?

Is it wrong to celebrate a death guided by the hand of Michael the Archangel?

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: binladen; catholic; osamabinladen
I know I celebrated.
1 posted on 05/12/2011 8:16:40 PM PDT by Jacvin
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To: Jacvin

YES.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 8:22:19 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Jacvin

Is it moral NOT to celebrate?


3 posted on 05/12/2011 8:29:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Jacvin

Celebrate may be the wrong word. It is moral to be joyful whenever evil is defeated by good.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 8:30:02 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MissMack99

And YES again!


5 posted on 05/12/2011 8:30:41 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Jacvin

it is wrong for barack to be using it to get re-elected and campaign with. he had very little to do with it.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 8:31:58 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Jacvin

No it’s not wrong.........this is how I see it...

... An evil man who promoted evil and destruction to many people is gone. Many are not fully aware of the evil this man inflicted in the world..... He killed many innocent people brutally..... another will arise in due time ... there are many already doing evil to the innocent.... He is dead, but many died along the way.

40 SEALs have died fighting the war against terrorism. A few widows and children are left behind. Osama bin Laden’s death doesn’t undo this or the attacks that have been committed during his lifetime. ............But there is pleasure in knowing that the government is following through with God’s command to bring........ “wrath on the one who practices evil” (Romans 13:4).

Goliath was a tyrant who had been taunting Israel for a long time as had bin Laden been terrorizing the U.S. for about ten years. Both Goliath and bin Laden were shot in the face but with different weapons. Both bodies were immediately disposed of......David in 1 Samuel 17.

David and his mighty men are on the run from Saul when David gets word that the Philistines are plundering the people of Keilah..... God’s desire was for David to proceed onward “using violence to stop this evil”.... Ben Laden was even more evil.. .....Samuel 23:1-5.

Tthe Bible essentially says that “it”... (i.e. the authorities or government) ....”does not bear the sword for nothing” and that it is a “minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil........Romans 12:19 to Romans 13:4

This is the opening line of a song of celebration Moses and the people of Israel sang following the drowning of the Egyptian army when the Red Sea closed in on them. In the Old Testament, the song goes unchallenged by God.......“I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.” ......Ex:14:26–15:21.)


7 posted on 05/12/2011 8:32:17 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jacvin

A Christian celebrates what God celebrates and mourns what God mourns. And we know with certainty that God mourns the loss of any man’s soul.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 8:35:11 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Patrick1

That is a good way to phrase it patrick1


9 posted on 05/12/2011 8:35:35 PM PDT by Jacvin
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To: Jacvin

My celebration consisted of drinking a toast.

The drink?

Two shots and a splash of water.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 8:36:11 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: StonyMan451

well that’s the problem isn’t it?


11 posted on 05/12/2011 8:37:11 PM PDT by Jacvin
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To: Jacvin
well that’s the problem isn’t it?

No, that's the "Good News", that He came and died to save all men from their sins.

12 posted on 05/12/2011 8:41:59 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Jacvin

13 posted on 05/12/2011 8:44:59 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Rembember, you asked......)
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To: Jacvin

I was happy because justice was served. That’s it.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 8:45:04 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Jacvin

More, Al!


15 posted on 05/12/2011 8:45:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: television is just wrong

bin Laden has been the same as dead for a long time. He lost his freedom.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 8:49:03 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: StonyMan451

I know that, but I did kind of celebrate and so did just about everyone I know.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT by Jacvin
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To: StonyMan451
And we know with certainty that God mourns the loss of any man’s soul.

The SEALs did not take Bin Laden's soul.

Bin Laden's soul was taken by Satan in his guise of the false prophet Mohammed.

18 posted on 05/12/2011 8:53:40 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Jacvin

Is it moral to walk by a beggar on the street? Is it moral to betray your brother, sister, lover? Is it moral to fire an employee and export his job? Is it moral to drive through a red light? Is it moral to pick up a dollar on the street and not ask who lost it? Is it moral co cut off someone in traffic?

We do nasty things to each other day in and day out without second thoughts, and then we agonize over things done by others supposedly in our name? Is that moral?

What royal luxury to consider such questions! The Saints Go Marching In!


19 posted on 05/12/2011 8:54:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Meet the New Boss
The SEALs did not take Bin Laden's soul. Bin Laden's soul was taken by Satan in his guise of the false prophet Mohammed.

No, they did not take his soul. They took his life, and in my estimation, justifiably so. Nevertheless, by doing so, they sealed his fate (no pun intended), and by all appearances, he lost his soul. And that is something a Christian can never celebrate.

20 posted on 05/12/2011 9:02:51 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Jacvin

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
and turn away his anger from him.”
-Proverbs 24:17

I may be deranged, but throngs of Americans cheering at a terrorist’s (albeit deserved) death somehow looked too much like his followers’ behavior on 9/12. Unseemly, IMO. His dispatched existence should pass dispassionately.

You never saw John Wayne celebrate, pound his chest or shoot pistols in the air when he put down the bad guy.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 9:07:53 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: StonyMan451
They took his life, and in my estimation, justifiably so.

So you agree that his killing was justice.

Justice should ALWAYS be supported and, yes, celebrated especially by us Christians who know how imperfect and incomplete are human attempts to bring justice for crimes. Celebrating justice reinforces the value of justice in human society.

The SEALs did not have the power to cause the loss of bin Laden's soul by "sealing his fate". That power is only in the hands of God.

22 posted on 05/12/2011 9:14:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Jacvin

I’m Catholic and I would have celebrated except they won’t show us a picture of the SOB with two in the head. Until then who knows if he’s really dead.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 9:16:08 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jacvin

Ask Jesus if it was “right” to “celebrate” the death of Satan.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 9:19:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Bean Counter

LOL!


25 posted on 05/12/2011 9:20:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Same here.

Show me.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 9:21:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Yes, I believe he was justifiably killed. As I said in my first post, the Christian celebrates what God celebrates and mourns what God mourns. So any celebration of the justice served must be tempered by the realization that a man whom God loved lost his soul (assuming our human judgment is correct).


27 posted on 05/12/2011 9:25:54 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Jacvin

I did not/have not celebrated. IF bin Laden is truly dead (we’ll never know for certain now given that Obozo bin lying made sure no one can examine the body), he is only one person in this war against an political ideology. The war is not over. We have soldiers (including my son) who are serving in harms way. On the day that we are no longer in need of engaging the enemy (due to their defeat and our victory) I will celebrate. Until that day, the death of one man means very little.


28 posted on 05/12/2011 9:29:30 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Revolting cat!
Is it moral to walk by a beggar on the street?

Yes, expecially given that many of them are living in much better economic shape than I am busting my hump 60+ hours a week. I've watched quite a number of these "beggars" leave their "day job" driving away in a newer, much nicer vehicle than I have/can afford.

29 posted on 05/12/2011 9:33:10 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Jacvin

When something evil in ended, of course it is.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 9:37:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jacvin
Is it wrong to celebrate the demise of a murdering tyrant who will not be able to carry out more of his blood thirsty plans against innocent people?

I THINK NOT!

31 posted on 05/12/2011 9:45:53 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Jacvin
Is it wrong to celebrate the demise of a murdering tyrant who will not be able to carry out more of his blood thirsty plans against innocent people?

I THINK NOT!

32 posted on 05/12/2011 9:46:08 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Patrick1

Let’s be both joyful and celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

Dead reds, fascists, racists, and jihadists is “good”.

Or, in the vernacular, “Kill them, tag ‘em, bag’em, and get rid of them”. Fish and ants have to eat too.

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
Nice guys end up dead, so I’m through being a nice guy.


33 posted on 05/12/2011 10:09:16 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jacvin

Sure.

God says the righteous should take delight in the defeat of evil.

What happened after the battle of Jericho?


34 posted on 05/13/2011 12:40:57 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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