Death Is Not A Celebration

There are always at least two viewpoints for every conflict and neither may be justified. I will not rejoice over the death of any person, whoever they are, whether it is seen to be “justified” or not.

In the Old Testament of the Bible in the book of Proverbs 24:17 – 18 we are given a clear warning

 “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”

Death is never a celebration. I am horrified by what I have seen recently on the news of a fallen terrorist leader. Death is never the answer to conflict and in killing the process of conflict is fueled.

I urge caution and respect to all on both sides of this conflict. At all times exercise restraint except in love, forgiveness and mercy.

Paul S Allen


About Paul S Allen

Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin); Singer Song Writer; Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Leadership; Strategy; Vision;

Posted on 02/05/2011, in Community, General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I agree. I would have preferred a trial and conviction. I find an assassination and hidden burial at sea to be quite disquieting. Death is not justice. Justice is justice.

  2. Yes, why a secret raid? Now it turns out that nearly everyone in the compound was unarmed. The troops had a huge advantage.
    Arrests with public trials with evidence presented of crimes would have been correct. Could it be that some did not want everything to be told publicly?

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