From what I can tell, the initial stimulus for that framework was live footage of Americans in DC and NYC who, upon news of bin Laden’s death, streamed into the streets to cheer his demise.
How we got from that to deploring the reaction of Christians is far from clear. Where’s the direct connection?
Speaking for myself, I didn’t feel much of anything when I switched the TV on late Sunday night, and ran across breaking news of his demise.
The deeper problems is that, in situations like this, you always have some professing believers, usually clergymen, who act morally and emotionally conflicted about the whole thing. Frankly, this incessant handwringing brings the church into disrepute.
In a fallen world there are many shades of gray. But every issue or event isn’t a gray area. In a fallen world, events range along a moral continuum. There are borderline cases somewhere in the middle. But there are more extreme cases at either end of the spectrum.
The Bible itself uses the imagery of “light” and “dark” to morally differentiate good and evil people, good and evil events, in starkly binary terms.
Moral paralysis is a moral weakness. Certain events ought to leave us ambivalent. But it’s inappropriate to have mixed feelings about everything that happens.