"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Thursday, April 7, 2011

RADIATION: How about--never again?


     If increases in radiation levels caused by the Fukushima accidents result in addtional cancers here in America, we can know one thing--the Japanese people never intended to cause us the fears and medical suffering that accompany radiation poisoning--
     --any more than we Americans intended to cause those same fears and suffering for the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their succeeding generations.
     We only intended to stop the war and our atomic bombs did that. We did not deliberately cause radiation diseases that continued beyond the signing of the peace accord to this present day--not only in members of the Japanese Imperial Forces but in women and children, born and unborn.
     May God grant us everywhere the grace to vow in our common humanity to never again let radiation from nuclear weapon or nuclear reactor hurt anyone else on earth.


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