The Use of Atomic Bombs by The U.S. During WWII
Each year at this time we are bombarded with stories of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII.
And each year at this time many Americans blindly and ignorantly repeat the same old propaganda they’ve been indoctrinated with that the bombings saved American lives and ended the war.
Never-mind, of course, the cost of Japanese civilian life.
Only a person void of a loving spiritual basis for their life could condone such an evil act as those bombings were.
I suppose what is most disgusting presently is the number of Americans who profess some Christian religious faith who also wholeheartedly condone it. They may be religious, but the depth of meditating upon how Jesus taught us to live (and thus the spiritual) is lacking in them. Of course, this is no surprise, seeing as I can barely tell the difference between most “churches” these days and governments – the real belief and trust, as evinced by the behavior of most Christians, is in their government not their God.
For many of you, love of country (which has come to mean nationalism) and patriotism (which has come to mean allegiance to the agenda of one’s government) has replaced whatever love of God and His righteousness and will for your life you once may have known.
As it is this time of year which brings the hypocrisy of most Christians and the prevalent acceptance of such evil (the bombings) by my fellow countrymen to mind, I specifically invite those of you who rationalize those bombings as being “necessary” or “justified” to not only examine your premise, but also to learn a few of the facts your government schools and the resulting society probably didn’t teach you, to the following two articles and one video:
“The End Does Not Justify The Means” article by Christine Smith: http://christinesmith.us/wordpress/2008/08/22/the-end-does-not-justify-the-means/
RTAmerica video interview, “Atomic Bomb effects still linger,” approx. 4 min. video with Jacob Hornberger, president of The Future of Freedom Foundation:
“The Hiroshima Myth,” Mises Daily: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 by John V. Denson: http://mises.org/daily/4217/