A life built on hatred

“WASHINGTON (AP) — In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.”

After all of the hate and misery he spread around the world, he died in failure and misery.  In all of history, people who lived with hate have never gained anything but more hate.  Why don’t they ever learn?  Why do people who profess religious motivation spew hatred when every major religion says God loves us?  Even if they have no religion, can’t any of these people look at history and decide to try a better way?

I wonder what Afghanistan would be like today if he had used the vast wealth of his family and friends to build schools and roads and hospitals rather than buying weapons and funding terrorists.  I wonder what it would be like if he had created productive workers rather than fighters.  I wonder what it would be like if the Afghans were free to choose a positive way of life and have hope of succeeding in what they chose to do.

With all of the money the Arabs, the Russians and the US have poured into that country, it could have been the shining example of the greatest possibilities of the human race.  Instead it is a hell on earth, full of suffering, hatred and misery.  Do you think there is any chance that the situation might change in this century?

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