Loving your enemies
May 7, 2011 8:55pm CST
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." Martin Luther King, Jr. said that and I wholeheartedly agree. Incidentally, it comes to my mind the death of Osama Bin Laden (I almost typed Obama Binladen. LOL). Should we really have to rejoice about his death? What could America possibly get from his death? And, knowing that King was an American patriot, shouldn't we heed his words? Do you agree with the quote above? If not, what are instances where you would wish your enemy dead? Good day myLotters! :)
8 May 11
tricky question happycaprice. revenge comes in many different levels, 911 being at the top. MLK was a great orator and he has many "stop and think" moments in his speeches. this is one of them. i agree with the sentiment and as an ethical statement it is worthy of being reminded in a regular basis, but if any of my children were murdered in cold blood i do not wish to imagine the rejoicing i would do if their deaths were avenged. i think we have to fit ourselves into the shoes of those who might find themselves in that position and i pray we never need to.
8 May 11
Oh I see now. It was a misunderstanding! Thanks for this info! It is a good quote though. :) The real King quote : "....Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that..." Is still a good quote and actually one of my favorites way before this Osama business.