Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Killing Osama Bin Laden Is Morally Valid Says Georgetown Jesuit

For many people, Osama bin Laden’s guilt or innocence never needed to be adjudicated in a court of law, and an American bullet to his head was judgment enough. Scholars cautioned,  however, that there’s a difference between judging a man’s actions and judging his soul. The Rev. John Langan, a Jesuit professor of Christian ethics at Georgetown University, said killing bin Laden to prevent future attacks is morally valid, but cautioned that vengeance is ultimately a divine, not human, right. “I knew people who died in 9/11,” Langan said. “I feel deeply the evil of that action. But I  am part of a religious tradition that says that we don’t make final, independent judgments about the souls of other men. That rests with God.”
Link (here) to the full post at Anglicans United.

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