Posted by Jay Simser at BAILEY'S BUDDY:
Having a liberal brain I am not so much worried that we will be attacked. I am more worried that we will miss an opportunity. This should be an opportunity to reach out to Muslims and non-muslims and say, "We have rid the world of an evil man. Let us now work together to build a better world. One where we settle our differences by diplomacy and cooperation and not by war and killing. Let us work together to conserve our resources and allow every human being on the planet to have a good life and work to see that no child goes to bed hungry." Let us make the love of one another and not of money our world priority." You see I think that when we get egos out of the way and then work together to accomplish anything we want to.
Amongst all the liberal angst yesterday I was relieved to read Jay's piece and also the post "On Celebrating the Death of Our Enemy" posted by Pastor Joelle at SKATING IN THE GARDEN. Both bloggers are Christian humanists who believe in the potential to do good in human beings and, above all, have a firm belief in redemption and humankind's God given role in the redeeming of even the most vile acts of human history. Humanists of all hues will hail the events of yesterday as an opportunity rather than an abomination (even if it was an abomination). Disciples of Saint Augustine will no doubt carry on beating their chests in acceptance of the complete depravity of humankind.