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Is it ever o.k to celebrate someone's death, whatever they've done?

  1. MegR profile image57
    MegRposted 7 years ago

    Is it ever o.k to celebrate someone's death, whatever they've done?

  2. CannyGirl profile image37
    CannyGirlposted 7 years ago

    No, the minute you do then you have lost self respect. I strongly believe in the saying that if you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all. Even if that person has done something bad, keep a dignified silence and then you can hold your head up high.

  3. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    It depends on culture and beliefs..For e.g. there are cultures which belief that soul doesnot die and is reborn as per one's those culture death of evil soul is celebrated and since they have concept that soul doesnot is more about celebrating justice done than death...

  4. Springboard profile image81
    Springboardposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps the word 'celebrate' is not exactly the right word. I think, if we are speaking in terms of Osama Bin Laden, which I suspect we are, then really his death is not cause for celebration as much as his death is cause for justice and a feeling of closure considering the impact of his actions and the affect those actions ultimately had on our way of life. Things in America have changed since September 11th, in my opinion. The way we go about our daily lives have changed. The state of our economy has changed. Certainly the lives of those who lost friends and family on 9/11 also changed. So, when we learn that a very bad guy has met his end, I think it gives us a feeling that if nothing else, we can at least get the sense that MAYBE life can begin to get on a better path. Granted, the THREAT of terrorism has not been removed through the death of Osama Bin Laden, and we cannot now let our guards down entirely, but I do think it's the first step in taking us on a better path toward getting back to at least some semblence of what was—and if that is the case, then that is the cause for celebration. Not the death, but the ability to have closure, and get back on the right path FOLLOWING his death.

  5. Thatguypk profile image48
    Thatguypkposted 7 years ago

    From my point of view, No. But then again, some religions and cultures see death as an advancement, leaving this mortal coil and heading to a better spiritual existence, and celebrate it as a passing from one existence to another.
    If this is being asked in relation to Bin Laden, one can feel relieved that his passing at least ensures that he cannot personally be responsible for anymore murder and mayhem, but to celebrate someones execution is neither humane nor Christian.

  6. zduckman profile image59
    zduckmanposted 7 years ago

    Is it OK to me personally NO not for any reason. Death is death. One should learn to pray for people that need it....not wish them harm. Your thoughts are powerful, and if you are thinking negatively tis will impact you. It made me sick, and very sad to see all the hoopla around Osama bin Ladens death. We had a chance to lead by example by setting a somber tone for the day.....but instead we are promoting violence and revenge.
    Very sad indeed.

    In regards to all the talk of people being "relieved" that OBL is dead and can no longer be a threat....might I remind you The U.S. has the blood of 650,000 Iraqi's on their hands, not to mention Afghanis and Lybians .....we have killed far more that any"terrorist" so who is instilling terror in the world...I ask you..... a few men in the mountains of Afghnaistan ...of the U.S. army invading and occupying Iraq and afghanistan for 10 years now. And look out if your country has oil or natural gas...we will come save you from yourself as well. What other oil producing countries nee liberation I wonder. Funny hoe we don get involved if there are no energy resources to be plundered.

    If you have not already seen it look up "collateral murder" on you tube ...this show the mentality of our blood thirsty soldiers. Over 126 reporters have been killed in Iraq.... a fair share of those by U.S. forces.

  7. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    yes it is. by celebrating, it shows other horrible people that their deaths are not going to bother people. it shows that we won't tolerate or forgive people who take innocent life for granted.

  8. IGiveInformation profile image65
    IGiveInformationposted 7 years ago

    not really celebrate....but it's ok to feel some sort of relief for someone's death.

  9. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    NO! It's evil to do such a thing! I don't care what a man or woman has done, to celebrate their death is not right.

    Great example is Osama's death. People are high fiving each other and getting drunk in celebration. WTF is wrong with these people?

    I believe in God and love him and celebrating death is what the DEVIL does!. And I don't care if my answer gets voted down because its the truth!

    How would you feel if your neighbor celebrated the death of your cat or dog all because they messed up his/her garden?

    How would you feel if your son or daughter dies and people celebrate it because he/she simply wasn't a good kid?

    We all have hearts and family who cares about us and to do such a thing is asinine.

  10. NorthEast Timber profile image60
    NorthEast Timberposted 7 years ago

    Yes, celebrate the death of an oppressive leader, a murderer?  The celebration seems to be more about a future without them, and not so much about the death itself, IMO.  It's normal to feel elated and relieved when a bad person dies.  And why not, if the world is going to be better without them why wouldn't you want to celebrate that? 

    The death of OBL wasn't just because he pooped in the garden or wasn't a good person, we celebrate because he killed 3000 innocent people and he wanted to kill more.  He was a threat to anyone in the world who didn't follow his beliefs.

    If a rabid dog kills your child and is a threat to other children, you don't set it get rid of it.

  11. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 7 years ago

    Depends,I wouldn't go over board.But I wouldn't be sad because the evil is gone.Dictators of evil should be glad by the people that they are gone.I think every one will be glad when the pain is matter how small it is.