Monday, August 06, 2007

Horoshima Day

Today in the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The video below illustrates what the bomb looked like from the air, when it went off.

My Mother tells the story of when she heard about it. The World then was apparently pretty jaded after the ravages of the Second World War. Nonetheless, upon hearing the news, many people responded by going to church. If you look at the images in the following video (which may shock some, so caution is advised), it is obvious why some my have felt so inclined.

A device 'Brighter than 10,000 Suns' is such a dreadful thing, that can bring about such horrors. The question is, has the World become any wiser since that time?

J. Robert Oppenheimer summed things up nicely, after the event, with the following comments,

"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another."

The CP


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