Father Edward Beck, ABC News' religious contributor, sat down with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to discuss the moral implications of celebrating Osama bin Laden's death.
"I am uncomfortable with the killing of Osama bin Laden being celebrated like a Superbowl win," Father Beck had remarked. He thought that going to church, like Rudy Giuliani did, was a more appropriate way to behave.
"I disagree with you 180 degrees," O'Reilly said, citing victory celebrations after World War II.
Beck felt that celebrating bin Laden's death was no different from the terrorists celebrating American deaths on September 11. "What about Jesus from the cross saying 'Father forgive them for they know not what they do?'" Beck asked, relying on Christian scripture. "Love your enemies."
According to O'Reilly, celebrating bin Laden's death was "rendering onto Caesar."
When O'Reilly dismissed Beck as not understanding what evil is, Beck pointed out that his father was a New York City firefighter, and that he personally worked at the triage center and counseled people who had lost loved ones.
Beck concluded that only God can judge who is evil and O'Reilly concluded that he could judge who is evil.