“not a Christian perspective”

Bill O’Reilly had a Catholic priest on last night, one Edward Beck, religion contributor for ABC News (transcript here). The priest was upset that so many Americans were jubilant over the death of Osama.

The key to this man’s understanding is in this statement from him: “how does it [our celebration of bin Laden’s death] make us any better than those in the Mideast who celebrate when America falls? This is not a Christian perspective.”

Now that’s a dead fish that’s been sitting in the sun for three days; it stinks to high heaven. Well, Beck is a professional Christian, in the sense that this is how he makes his pieces of silver.

O’Reilly took Beck to task, but his heart didn’t seem to be in it. O’Reilly’s a Catholic, and perhaps gets collar fright when confronting a priest. Regardless of his collar, Edward Beck comes across as just another mindless liberal who does not know the difference between good and evil. And, what is worse, claims the high ground of “a Christian perspective” to further his moral equivalence.

Cheering the death of a mass murderer is right and proper. Why? Because that man, OBL, will never again be able to kill or maim innocents. Truly, something to cheer. Where’s the “Christian love?” Love does not mean you don’t protect innocents. Love does not mean you don’t take whatever steps are needed to do so.

On the other hand, cheering the deaths of innocent men, women, and children is what barbarian savages in the Middle East do. We don’t.


One thought on ““not a Christian perspective”

  1. With all due respect, any time a man rejects Christ and chooses a path as evil as Osama Bin Laden, we should not rejoice but be saddened. His death is sad in the sense that it reflects the worst of man’s slavery to sin, culminating in true death.

    Remember what Christ commanded us to do:

    “You have heard that it was said, `Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
    –(Matthew 5:43-48, NIV)


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