In case you haven’t heard, Sadaam Hussein died December 29, 2006. The political blogs are swirling. Michelle Malkin talks about some interviews done of Fox News. Say Anything has a link to the video on the Drudge Report. The BBC has the account from the Iraq State TV— which didn’t show the actual hanging, but describes the lead up to it.
But by far the most obnoxious statement is from Wizbang under a post entitled “Believe it or not, he’s walking on air…“ Why is this more obnoxious? Well, for starters, I have the whole collection of Greatest American Hero, and it seems twisted in more ways than one to have Sadaam be linked with an American hero and secondly, the death of a person (regardless of whether “he deserved it”) should be something that we approach with soberness and contemplation.
This man, by all accounts, is currently serving out a sentence of eternal punishment for his sin against an Almighty God. We should not wish this punishment on anyone– even if he is a mass murderer. But for the grace of God, we could be in the exact same situation.
The even more sobering part is that it doesn’t take mass murders to get a ticket to Hell– all of us are born destined to end up there. It takes an act of faith to change that destination. Have you made that decision? Would you like to?