May 2, 2011
A few thoughts about Bin Laden’s death
I confess I have mixed feelings about this.
As an American, I am thankful that Bin Laden no longer poses a threat.
As a realist, I recognize that the man must have had a certain charisma that has attracted extremist disciples who will want to avenge his death. Thus, although Bin Laden is gone, dangerous fanatics trained by him continue to exist.
As an American, I feel a bit uneasy about our country sponsoring a hit squad charged with executing specific individuals. Therefore, as a Christian, I am a bit disturbed when I see people dancing in the streets in celebration over the success of this mission.
Nietzsche said, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster”. I would hate to see my country – which I dearly love – go down that road.