Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The difference a day makes at The Oregonian

The front page headline on today's Oregonian took an entirely different slant than yesterday's (see previous post.) Today's read:

U.S. revises details of killing

You will recall that yesterday's headline was:

How we got bin Laden

"We" has become the "U.S." and "got" is now "kill."

If I had the time or desire, I'd call the big O to find out if there was a different headline writer on duty for today's paper or whether the order came down from on high to get real.

Wonder what tomorrow will bring....

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Anonymous Walter Money said...

It has truly saddened me to see and hear so much rejoicing over the violent death "we" inflicted on another human being. Given that he was as we are, peoples with beliefs, hopes, families and dreams, was he the guilty party by being the leader of his tribe? Did he deserve to be murdered by the United States of America in proxy? Do we really deserve to rejoice at our murder of this man? What has this nation become that we rejoice at the violent death of one man, however much we believe in his guilt?
It occurs to me to quote, or mis-quote, a blind man speaking on NPR today, talkin about Mr. Osama bin Laden. "He lived by the sword and died by the sword. He lived by the bullet and died the same." We, as Americans in proxy by the Navy Seal team, do now live by that same principle. Are we then prepared for our future?
Is it time, instead, to repent, turn from our wicked ways, seek His face, and come to know God in that personal way that doesn't just bring peace, but spreads it out in the world? Can we not simply grieve for a man that died for his beliefs in a land not his own?
Am I alone in this grief for him, and for us?

6:36 PM  
Blogger john M. Daniel said...

Walter, and Rick,

What bothers me most is that we are fed this story as if it were a sporting event. It turns us into a bunch of bloodthirsty spectators. The culture is in great peril if we root for death.

8:40 AM  

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