The West Dare Point Fingers At Osama?

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(Picture from Telegraph.uk)

Apparently, Osama bin Laden was a bit of a porn fiend. MSN reports his stash was extensive and pretty well stocked. See Bin Laden's Porn More Damning Than His Terrorism?

Based on polls, the article seems to suggest that Muslims would be better to damn bin Laden more for his sexual indiscretions, than his reign of terror, based on religious beliefs. If the world would seek to villify him in certain countries and religions, using his pornography collection would be better ammunition than using his terrorist agendas.

First of all, why is anyone still seeking to villify a dead man? We've all been through the rigamarole of the West dancing on his grave, the potential repercussions, and the theological stew of what God thinks. Now we have the audacity to speak to the Muslim community about this man's sexual predilictions?

In case anyone's forgotten, the US and Canada are two of the world's biggest demanders of sex, prostitution and pornography. We gobble it up because we seem to have this outrageous notion that it's our right to take what we want to take, when we want to take it, and have a feel good time at all times. Because, of course, our democratic structure means our version of sexual behaviour is based on mutual consent at all times…

Yet we dare point our crooked fingers towards Osama in efforts to paint him more evil than the world already sees him?

Jesus was clear in Matthew 7:3,4… " “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"

If anything, the revelation of bin Laden's sex life shows that lust, greed, and brokenness know no race, borders, religions, or cultures. Believers in the Christian church struggle with these same things, and to date the church has had an extremely difficult time deciding how to accept, disciple, forgive, and love people within our own body who engage in sexual sin.

Painting bin Laden as a pervert is calling the kettle black.

If we're going to point at other people's sin, perhaps we ought to include ourselves first since we do create much of the demand that becomes a stumbling block — even destruction — in the lives of others.

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