One Nation

It's taken more than one nation, more than one president, and a whole lot of brave men and women to get us to where we are today. With the shocking, relieving, terrifying and very satisfying news that Osama Bin Laden was killed today by a military strike completed by the US military, I was completely overwhelmed with emotion. Shocked because this was two decades in the works. Relieved to know that he had finally been caught and was no longer on the run. Terrified of what will come next, worried someone else, much worse will rise up. And satisfied, like many other Americans that were so deeply hurt by the events on September 11th, 2001, that we had finally done what we sought out to do, to kill or capture Bin Laden. Its with these mixed emotions that I also feel a bit of regret and sadness, regretful of how happy I am to hear of another human beings death, and sad that my sense of faith isn't strong enough for me to move past all of those other emotions and not judge. Another friend of mine brought up the bible verse Ezekiel 18:23, “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?” I should not rejoice in the fact that he is dead, but instead should be remorseful of the fact that he didn't change his ways. As I reflect back upon the events that have shaped these emotions within me, I remember that shocking day almost ten years ago, when I, barely ten years old was taught one of the biggest, scariest lessons I have had to face, that not everyone loves America. Before that I lived a blissful life, thinking everyone got along, despite borders, or religions, race or even sexual orientation. Almost ten years later I now can see the world as a more well rounded place, despite the issues that we all must face in getting along, there are times, such as today, that we can as a nation and as modern global community look past these barriers and unite in the destruction of such obvious evil. As many have stated, and as it will become more apparent, this is not the end of the fight, it is only still the beginning. But I relish in these small condolences, for I know that while we might not be united for long we will always still be, one nation.

3 comments:

{ sophieellen39 } at: May 2, 2011 at 12:24 AM said...

Why did God, Our Merciful LORD and Savior, make you such a FAT CUNT?

Love~
MB

{ Taylor } at: May 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM said...

sophieellen39: What the fuck is wrong with you? Grow up.

{ sophieellen39 } at: May 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM said...

Taylor,

as a faithful christian, i can't remain silent when we let such affronts to the lord go unchecked. im just doing my duty when everyone else seems to forget to. don't let sin get you too.

Love~
MB

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