Death

It’s all over the airwaves. This morning we received confirmation that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in an air raid Wednesday night. Many are hailing his death as a significant victory over terrorism. On Today in LA, the news show I watch before work every morning, they went to the streets of Los Angeles to get the reactions of people like you and me. What shocked me more than anything was one woman who seemingly rejoiced in this man’s death.

My question, putting aside for a moment the hard work and dedication of all those who have played a role in protecting this country and trying to stabilize Iraq, is should we be rejoicing because of this man’s death?

I guess the real question on my mind is should Christian’s ever rejoice in the death of others? What do you think?

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  1. It’s a weird thing, that is for sure. The problem is, the guy was evil. He lived his life with the sole purpose of killing anyone who wasn’t a Muslim. Based on several Scriptures, I think it is the job of the government to protect its people – whether that means with war or the legal system. So, because the US government was acting within their God-given authority, and because the guy was obviously a threat, I have to say I’m happy about it too. Not all Muslims or all Arabs or all of any one people group ever deserves to die. However, we wouldn’t allow any regular guy who had killed thousands of people in the US to just walk the streets…I don’t personally believe this was any different.

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