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Trump & Pence: Nuclear Weapons & Christianity

Tweet In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump called for a modernization of our nuclear arsenal – to create a nuclear arsenal “so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of agression.” This means sending more money after the trillions of dollars we have already spent on nuclear weapons.  The United [...]

A Reminder from Hiroshima

Tweet Akihiro Takahashi Hiroshima Survivor “One of our most powerful talents as human beings, they say, is our ability to forget  But I have never forgotten for a moment the horror of that day.  And when my thoughts turn to this subject, I am forced to realize that August sixth marked the real starting point [...]

America: The Great Springtime

Tweet Even in life, death is all around us.  Stars are born and die, grass grows then withers; winter turns to spring, turns to summer, to autumn, and back again to winter.  Nothing stays.  Our life today will vanish tomorrow. We live in a time when we have no answers anymore.  Those who think they [...]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

Tweet ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s [...]

August 6th, Again – Hiroshima

Tweet Another year passes.  We come around again, remembering the horror of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, on the horizon, pointed shapes sprout from the Earth, deadly black missiles mushrooming into sight here and there – North Korea, Russia, France, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, the United States, and other countries planning and secretly hoping to bring into bloom [...]

Our Christian Nation & The Bomb

Tweet Last week, the United States, with United Nations Ambassador Nikki R. Haley leading the way, boycotted talks at the global organization for a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Once again, we have aligned ourselves with the Bomb. Near the beginning of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous book, “Uncle [...]

Hiroshima & Our Religions

Tweet Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, was living on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she took up her pen and began writing the book that was instrumental in galvanizing public opinion on the slavery issue just prior to the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, I [...]

Christianity, Atomic Bombs, & A New Religion

Tweet “Maybe we need a new religion.” This was the comment of a ten-year old boy after reading the newspapers and watching television and witnessing the continuing bloodshed taking place all over the Middle East. Why is this world awash in blood, while Christians, Muslims & Jews – the followers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism [...]

The Only Force That Can Defeat The Bomb

Tweet The Bomb detonates deep within the caverns of my life and mind. Rage, anger, an implosion of dark light.  The universe around transforms and morphs into the same deadly darkness, enveloping the sun. This is my world too.  This is the world of all of us.  The Bomb, the devastation could not exist and [...]

Iran & The Nuclear Problem

Tweet The debate now rages over the Iran nuclear deal. The deal means no war for the present, one side proclaims.  The other side counters that we are supporting Iran economically and merely postponing the country’s nuclear ambitions. The real problem, meanwhile, goes unnoticed.  It is the problem of nuclear weapons, period. Nuclear weapons are [...]