Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrating?? Really???


While I am very thankful that Osama is no longer out there plotting plots and dreaming up threats against us, I found much of what happened in our country last night and this morning disturbing on a very deep level.

My new bloggy friend, Clearness, expressed it much better than can I. Please go see what she said.

I don't think I would describe what I feel as being worried because I know where my HOPE and STRENGTH lie, but in all other respects I believe Clearness has hit the nail right squarely on the head.

And for an even "thoughtier" take on the subject, please go see what my young friend and clear thinker Heath has to say.

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

I will go read this post. I am not celebrating. I am glad he has been stopped but celebrate..???

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the bloggy love. I'm so glad to see people comment that they support what I have said. My facebook is littered with celebratory posts and I've been reading all kinds of 'Hooray' comments/stories online. I had to make my voice heard.

Keetha said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who was taken aback by the celebrating and furor. Were it so easy to get rid of one person and right all the wrongs.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I was glad to hear that they found him and killed him. I didn't think it was time for celebration but definitely time for those deeply affected by 9/11 to get some closer.

Alicia said...

I must admit that I felt much like you do last night when I first heard, but then I remembered my feelings on 9-11. I'm torn. I don't want to celebrate definitely, it's still a human life lost, but I am happy he's gone and that those who lost loved ones on 9-11, those who lost the innocence of living terror free in our country now have justice and I hope this death brings them some peace.

Anonymous said...

Since I don't watch the news before I go to bed (bad dreams), I didn't hear about this until this morning. I watched President Obama's speech on YouTube and thought what he said was spot on.
And the terror that Bin Laden fostered is unspeakable and he should not have been allowed to live. Because if he HAD, his 'people' would have made an idol out of him.

He'll have followers that may try to re-group and the world will be watching.

I do agree that dancing in the streets is not something I would do. But in my heart, I am happy Bin Laden is not going to be allowed to oversee the deaths of innocent people...not matter where they live. Karma has reached out it's hand and gave him just what he deserved.

Now, I'm off my soapbox.


Cindy said...

Yes, hear hear. I have been (Saint Jim) SO much more quiet and thoughtful than normal. I have a concern about the future but, can not worry about it.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way.

Erin said...

A thoughtful post, Keetha. My heart is sad to read some of the things people are saying.

Theresa said...

Well, let me tell you how I feel:) I am not celebrating, screaming or yelling! Am I happy he is not on this EARTH anymore... OH YEAH BABY! I have a Marine Nephew who has served one term in Afghanistan and is headed back in July! I know other Families who have lost loved ones, some families whose loved ones have lost their limbs recently... do I blame Bin Laden for that? YEP! I don't believe that killing someone is reason to celebrate BUT Bin Laden was an EVIL Man and needed to be dealt with!

Navy Seals... AWESOME JOB! We need to drop to our knees and pray for all of our leaders, that's what I am doing! BIG DECISION to call this shot! Obama isn't one of my favorites but he did a good job and I am thankful for the bravery of those carrying out the orders! I watched the families of the 9-11 victims today on TV and admired their calmness but thankfulness for the happenings last night!

That's what I think:) Love and hugs to all!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I was relieved to hear that he had been found and I was happy we didn't have to worry about him anymore. I was torn though because so many ugly things were being said, so much rude behavior on Facebook and Twitter. My Facebook status just said something like "Wow. I didn't expect that to be the announcement."

Thanks for pointing out the other posts. I was happy to read their viewpoint.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Keetha...thanks for visiting my blog. This is a thought-provoking post. I'm a practicing Catholic. I believe in heaven and hell. I do think that Osama Bid Laden has arrived at his eternal resting place in the fires of hell. I believe the crowds gathered last night out of a desire to connect with their fellow Americans. The celebrating was wrong...however the gathering together was not. ~Ann

Tonja said...

This is a hard one, for sure. I think, for me, celebrating would be wrong. I didn't feel like celebrating...but, I did feel relieved that he was gone. Not so much him, as much as an evil had been destroyed. I may feel differently if my child or husband or friend had been one of the ones killed on 9/11. And, the 9/11 attacks are not nearly the only evil he has master minded. There is much more...all over the world.
I wonder why those who were dancing in the streets felt like that was the thing to do? I saw some groups who were singing and saying the pledge of allegience. I feel like celebrating the fact that America has brought him to justice. I feel like celebrating
The Navy Seals and the way they carried out their duty. I feel like celebrating the fact that I live in America.
It's just hard, isn't it? I am very conflicted. I read something interesting today...I'll see if I can find it and send it to you.
Hope it's getting warmer and warmer where you are!

lilmomma said...

I'm so glad you added Heath's link! Great thoughts!

Carol said...

I feel the same way.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, it was disturbing, and continues to be. We are often heard to say that we want "closure," when what we really want is vengeance.

I believe nations can legitimately protect themselves, and even retaliate (not every Christian thinker does). I'm not sure that Christians have a right to retaliate for wrongs done to us as individuals. Christ had something to say about all this in Matthew 5:38-45.

I looked up Heath's post. Thanks.