"The Vatican said the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a man who sowed division and hatred and who caused “innumerable” deaths, should prompt serious reflection about one’s responsibility before God, not rejoicing.
The Vatican statement May 2 came the day after President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces had killed bin Laden in an attack on his hideout in northwest Pakistan. In several U.S. cities, the news prompted street demonstrations and expressions of jubilation.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a brief written statement reacting to the news.
“Osama bin Laden, as we all know, bore the most serious responsibility for spreading divisions and hatred among populations, causing the deaths of innumerable people, and manipulating religions to this end,” Father Lombardi said.
“In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred,” the spokesman said."
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Again, more political correctness rears its ugly head. Should we reflect on the death of bin Laden and all the things that brought us to this point? Most definitely. But does that mean that we shouldn't also see a victory as a victory? No!
To say that "In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices..." is just a bald face lie. Sorry, but that's the truth. You come at my family with an intent to harm them and by GOD, I will rejoice if I kill you! Damn it, I'll have a big freakin' party, too!
This is just further evidence of the erosion of clear thinking brought on by the inability to call a spade a spade. Anytime we remove evil, and yes I'll go out on a limb and call bin Laden and his version of Islam evil, we should rejoice!
And if the limp wristed, politically correct namby-pamby Progressives in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Vatican don't get it, I don't care!
Pope Clement VII was pretty damned pleased when Suleyman was turned back, and that effort definitely cost a life or two. Wasn't he a Christian?