Why did Obama's chest beating gestures about "gittin'" Osama bin Laden leave me cold?
Why did the hair on the back of my neck not rise, and why did I not stand and sing the Star Spangled Banner after Obama's statement May 1?
Because, in my opinion, destruction of a human life is always an undesirable solution.
I cannot gloat over Osama bin Laden's death, as do millions of Americans at this time. While I seek to avoid judging them and their motives, I am, quite obviously, in a differing place, spiritually and philosophically, than are they.
English metaphysical poet John Doone wrote, "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
I agree with Doone.
D. Grant Haynes