Later on as I perused countless Facebook status updates about the news of the century, I became a little irritated at a particular sentiment being passed around by a handful of people:
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that" - Martin Luther King, Jr.In a different situation I think I would agree with Mr. King, but with regards to Bin Laden I couldn't disagree more. My reply:
While this does bring a certain amount of closure, it also brings with it uncertainty about who might do what to us next. Terrorism will never be completely vanquished, but if nothing else there is now one less leader amongst them, and for that I am grateful.
Apparently that quote was taken out of context, not sure by whom, but this is the correct quote by Dr. King:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.The chain reaction of evil-hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars-must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
My apologies for the inaccuracy.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.