Aiming at Evil: Comments on the death of Osama bin Laden

On the surface, the story of Osama’s end is simple and satisfying: The good guys got their man. Justice has been done.

But, “what if it’s more complicated than that?” asks theology prof Chris Huebner.

“One of the tragedies of the events of the last 10 years [since 9/11] is how we, especially in North America, have given in to a much more black and white way of looking at the world,” says Chris Huebner, who teaches at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Though Huebner says anyone responsible for the attacks of 9/11 is indeed a “wicked” person, he does not believe it is helpful to understand the situation in terms of “good guys and bad guys.”

See the rest of my article Aiming at evil. I also interviewed Karen Hamilton, head of the Canadian Council of Churches, for the piece.

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