By not letting the man be buried we are causing mourning and heartbreak for his
widow. We are, in a sense doing what the Bible teaches against, that is, we are
oppressing the widow.What the man did was despicable, but, when I am
buried, who is to insure that the person buried next to me did not do something
that was just as despicable but less public? If we start getting nitpicky about
symbolisms like this we are going to be in the same boat as the people in
Pakistan who are riled up about little things, like burning the Quran, while
letting the really big things like oppressing the politically weak or government
corruption go through without even a complaint.
Cremation isn't a Muslim burial tradition. That's why the family
hasn't done that. And let's remember that the family aren't the
people who did the crime; it's the dead man and his brother who did.
The two brother terrorists disrupted life for hundreds of thousands of people.
Wonder why the family of the older brother terrorist who was killed, potentially
by his own brother who drove over him, has not chosen to have his remains
cremated? Then his family members, either here in the United States or Russia or
Chechnya could keep the urn containing his ashes in their homes. Christian
actions should not require that he be buried in a cemetery where other families
of loved ones may be impacted.
Agreed, Baccus. What more do the protestors want? The man is dead. Even bin
Laden was given a burial appropriate to his faith and that burial was provided
by his enemy, the US government. Now, I can understand the concept of not
wanting a place where misguided people, such as these two bombers and certain
conspiracy theorists, can rally around; however, that is easy to prevent. Simply
bury the body in a prison cemetery. I think it's a safe bet that's
where his brother's going to end up eventually, too.
I can understand the families of those killed not wanting the murderer buried in
the same place--especially when little time has passed, but I agree with Baccus.
Let the dead be buried.
How about cremating him? Send his ashes back to Russia.
Are we so weak that we cannot act as Christians?Forgiveness is what
is required from us.It is easy to be a Christian when nothing is
required.I pray for the victims of Boston and that includes the two
young men that for whatever reason were so missguided that felt like hurting and
killing innocent people would accomplish something social and/or spiritual. One
is dead and the other will have to live with the pain of his actions for ever. I
don't envy them on the contrary I pity them.