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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A thoughtful post

Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, I have been mulling over in my mind how I was appalled by Americans dancing in the street over his death.
A friend from Rainbow Artists sent this quote around:

"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


2 comments:

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Yup, I'm with you. (I have friends who are sending that quote around, too.)

NM_Creatrix said...

unfortunately, I later found out that it was not strictly a MLK quote. The first line is not, and the other lines are from MLK. But I like the sentiment