No wonder this world is coming apart.
In a group with other Christians and got torn into for saying that celebrating a person’s death is wrong, that it goes against Biblical teaching. Quote Proverbs, Matthew. People start saying “oh, but this person is evil”, “look at the harm this person has caused” A few of them stopped just short of saying that I wasn’t Christian, or Christian enough. One said I was cherry picking quotes and taking them out of context.
Okay, try from a different angle, take religion out of it: remember how I felt when the towers were hit and I saw people dancing in the street., how I felt when people celebrated when someone respected died. People came back saying there was no comparison between the celebrating over thousands of innocent lives and the death of one evil person.
I consider it an extension of the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”: Treat others as you would have them treat you. Take it one more step: Behave as you would have others behave.
Individual came back and said “What you ask for is the end of all morality. The simple abandonment of the good to the evil.”
I ask you, how is following “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls” and deciding that “Do unto others” includes considering behaving as you would want others to behave, abandoning good?
Christians can’t even agree on what is and what is not proper behavior. No wonder the world is going to hell. 😦