Recent News – I Saw Something Disturbing

From a distance, I saw a demonstration –  a large crowd laughing and rejoicing on my TV screen.  I saw people waving flags and displaying signs about someone being killed.  There was victorious celebration in the streets in front of large buildings. It reminded me of the revelling in the Middle East after our Twin Towers fell  on 9-11.  Curious, I came closer.  I began to see signs of hatred and revenge on those faces.  “Must be those Muslims demonstrating their hatred of Americans again,” I thought.  Then I ‘saw’ the dog Satan slavering over the fresh bone of vengeful death. Licking his jowls over the raw meat of bloody hate, death, and war.  That was disconcerting, to say the least.  Now the disturbing part……   I discovered that the roiling sea of people were gathered in front of our own White House.  They were Americans.

Am I glad Bin Laden is dead?  Of course.  Do I savor the dubious ‘victory’ of revenge? Unfortunately.  Did the angels rejoice and God smile at Bin Laden’s destruction?  I doubt it.  We should be careful how far our emotions take us into darker places. There is a fine line we need to see. We should be concerned about how much we begin to look just like the people who hate us.   We should remember which enemy we are really “fighting”.  I’m just saying….


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  1. journeytoepiphany
    May 03, 2011 @ 20:10:54

    I felt exactly the same way. I was embarrassed. Especially because I got the idea that their excitement had little to do with anyone’s death, and more to do with a reason to party. So many young people! One of the most common comments was, “I hope my finals are postponed!” Really? Are we that self absorbed. In contrast, I saw a mother weeping at Ground Zero. She was the mother of one of the firefighters. Relieved, but weeping. Much more appropriate behavior, don’t you think?


    • gloryteller
      May 04, 2011 @ 08:07:44

      I got that idea too. Any excuse for a party. I’ve been there. Those partying folks were a tiny fraction of the American public, but they graphically represented us all to the world, unfortunately. Most of them were just caught up in the mass hysteria of the moment, but, in that, I saw the presence of evil – written in anger and hatred on some of the faces and as a dark cloud over and among the crowd. The enemy takes advantage of our every weakness. Yes, as a country and as humans we are too self absorbed – downright selfish much of the time. I pray against my own selfishness, for it is the worst thing about me – the basis for all my failings, i think. Yes, Kimmie, the weeping for all the pain and loss on both sides of a war is much more appropriate than celebration, and, really, don’t we have an eternity of celebration to look forward to?
      Bushels of thanks for your comments, Sis. You also lend class to my britesite by your presence!
      May the blessing of His grace shower you like falling flower petals. 😉

    • journeytoepiphany
      May 04, 2011 @ 08:11:39

      There you go, bein’ all Peretti again…;)

    • gloryteller
      May 04, 2011 @ 08:30:31

      hehe. Why thank you!! Yayyy Frank! 😀

  2. Carol Ann Hoel
    May 03, 2011 @ 19:49:50

    Yes, you are right, Len. I’ve been rejoicing in the fact that justice has finally been served. I am grateful for this. God had part in letting it happen. Our military bringing him to justice for his crimes was the right thing to do. But, as Jane said, his soul is eternally separated from God that created him. His punishment is more than he can bear. By the grace of God we will be in Heaven forever enjoying life. This does shine a different light on his passing. Blessings to you…


    • gloryteller
      May 04, 2011 @ 07:39:11

      Good points, Carol Ann. In the ways that really matter, this is not our home. We are in enemy territory journeying with the Holy Spirit toward Heaven Home to be with Christ and our Father there. If only the ‘world’ and our enemies here could come to know these things….
      Thx for reading and commenting – giving my site some class. 🙂
      Numerous blessings upon you!

  3. carina
    May 03, 2011 @ 15:12:09

    Finally someone feeling about the same way as I do. As you say it that good, yes I think we might have a sligth relief about him being dead, but cheering like that? Doesnt fit me at all either. Still a human, other beliefs than we have but its just a matter of beliefs who are we to judge who is right and who is wrong. And did the world get any safer ? I doubt. Just another chapter in that war.


    • gloryteller
      May 03, 2011 @ 19:13:14

      I can say he was very wrong because he was a murderer of innocent people who had, personally, done him no wrong. They were killed only because they believe differently than he did and they live in a country that he disapproves of. He was evil. Thousands were killed only to send a message of hate. As one of the leaders of a large group of terrorists who declared war on every free country, including yours (Finland) he needed to be dealt with. The islamic extremists have decreed death upon EVERY person who doesn’t believe exactly the way they do. We have every right to defend ourselves and even actively seek their destruction. Murder is murder but killing your enemy in war is not murder. Yet we can choose not to hate, not seek revenge, to kill but not enjoy the killing and wish that we didn’t have to do so. (See planejane’s Bible verses) I hope I am making sense, Carina. Thank you very much for visiting and taking part in the discussion. I hope to hear from you again soon.
      May God Bless You Abundantly,

  4. planejaner
    May 03, 2011 @ 14:26:06

    One of my friends said this on Facebook:
    “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls…” Proverbs 24:17 and “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” Ezekiel 33:11… I am honored & proud of our troops (& their families) who have sacrificed so much to bring terrorism down. I give congratulations to those who were directly involved. But I will not boast in this death.

    what a surreal day it is when we can act just like our enemies…and feel justified.

    His is a soul eternally separated from the God that created him…


    • gloryteller
      May 03, 2011 @ 19:04:49

      Very good, Jane. You have it so right. Thanks for supplying these verses which apply so well, but I was in too big a hurry to put into my “brite” post. I agree, the fruits of his evil and his unbelief are certain. If he reaches toward God now there is nothing that can be done to help him, is there? And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence. Luke 16:26
      Blessings right back,

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