Zarqawi’s Death

Abu Musab al Zarqawi was killed over the weekend by American bombs.  A symbolic victory, perhaps, but the violence will still rage on.  And how should we Christians respond to the long sought-after death of militant leaders?  Though I am not interested in celebrating death, I do not mourn the loss of this man’s leadership in a blood-thirsty militant uprising.  I’m glad he’s off the streets, so to speak, but that’s about it.  I take no particular joy in his death.

And another question – why do they feel a need to put the picture of this dead man in a frame?  Can’t they simply display the image with a digital projector, or print it on simple foam board?  Perhaps W will hang this in his living room?

Published by Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. Veteran. Jedi. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

3 thoughts on “Zarqawi’s Death

  1. It is probably in a frame to keep the large size paper nice and straight. But, yes, it makes it kind of “finished off.” I know that is a bad pun, but I meant it in the artistic sense: The picture goes in the frame and it is done, or maybe “presentable” but that thought is even worse.
    I’m sure they need to “show” a lot of people that the guy is dead, but I hated seeing this picture every time I put on the TV or my internet news page.
    How do Christians respond? Hopefully not with glee, but perhaps with very mixed feelings. I’m reading a book on Bohnhoffer and I haven’t yet gotten to the part about the plot to kill Hitler. But from my previous reading, I gather that he took that route cautiously and after much consideration and prayer.
    Yes, we are sinners and saints.

  2. Maybe the frame is so that people know it really is a real picture and not some computerized thing. Granted, you could frame that too. But maybe it’s to give it that “realistic” touch.

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