Monday, May 2, 2011

What does the death of Osama Bin Laden mean? Osama was not born a terrorist.

Osama Bin Laden is dead. Sadness and death. Hatred lives. Our everyday choices contribute. Will hatred ever end? President Obama announces his death. Death is not the end. People who cling to extremes exist. What can an average person do to stop hatred? We can make new choices.

If a person's death is announced, what message is given? It is the end of one person's life. But a wish for peace throughout the world is sad at any one person's death. Quakers believe in the value of life. When life is shortened be it by a terrorist's attack or old age, life has meaning. Let us consider the value of each person's life. We choose.

Be it a diamond for a wedding ring, a coffee ground fresh, or a piece of perfect fruit that must be without blemish, we do contribute to the world's serious deadly economic, political and social issues. Let us be sad in the death of each person's dreams.

The child in the desert of Kenya or the laid-off worker in Detroit who has no money to pay for the house payment or especially for the Somali fisherman who no longer have fish to catch due to non-Somali overfishing in their waters and resorts to kidnapping, we should be sad.

We do contribute to hatred in our purchases. Economy driven without values sways the world toward hatred and death. We do contribute. Look inward toward how your everyday choices influences the lives around the world. Osama bin Laden was not born a terrorist. No baby is. 

1 comment:

forestwalk/laura k said...

i agree.
i think there's just so much HATE in the world...that there will never be PEACE for all.
if only people LOVED more...had compassion...open minds, understanding...the world would be a safer...peaceful place.

i think that's WHY there was so much joy (?) when Osama was killed...it was because Osama KILLED not just so many people...but so many people's DREAMS that day. sometime along his way...traveling through his life...Osama made his own choices to HATE...and he was good at convincing others to follow...
so sad...

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