Just be.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oringinal Child Bomb and Christ in the Desert

link to a 10 min. video, B is for Bomb
1. In the year 1945 an Original Child was born. The name Original Child was given to it by the Japanese people, who recognized that it was the first of its kind.
Quote from Thomas Merton from a poem titled "Original Child Bomb."

Christ choose a desert to pray in for forty days and on July 16, 1945 we test a bomb in the desert of New Mexico. We called the project "Trinity."

The atomic power of the universe itself is harnessed by men to incinerate a city full of human beings. Yes a bombing campaign could kill 70,000 people too, but this was different. As we say in America, "time is money" and this child is fast!

Many said it was a very good thing because it ended the war right away and we did not have to invade Japan itself. We were very angry with our enemy and surrender had to be unconditional. Because the Japanese wanted to keep their Emperor. Our government said no, you will be humiliated for your crimes. We have our principles.

So this atomic bomb would keep the peace we were told. Some said a 1,000 years of peace would prevail. The Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq, Iraq again, Afghanistan...well a few wars anyway followed. So now we stand ready to fight a new war with Iran because they might have their own atomic bomb.

 Is peace even worth the effort? We all seem to be so fatigued by the question.


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