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julianne
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« on: 08 18, 10, 01:16:55:PM » Reply

On August 9, 1945, clouds prevented an American B-29 from dropping the atomic bomb on its original target, the weapons manufacturing center at Kokura.

So the pilot aimed the bomb they called "Fat Man" towards the spires of Urakami Cathedral. The plutonium bomb exploded over Japan's largest church at 11:02 a.m.—while a priest was beginning mid-morning Mass. More Japanese Christians (8,500 among 70,000 mostly civilian victims) were killed in that moment than in all the previous shogunate persecutions of Christians combined.
 
Parishioners rebuilt the cathedral on the exact spot where it was destroyed, on Angelus Street. They decorated the new church with charred angel faces from the bombed building, and left blackened and broken statues of saints (now covered with chains of colorful origami cranes) standing in the front, as a memorial.
 
 
The reconstructed community and cathedral seem to prove that the love Dr. Martin Luther King described as holding the universe together —the invisible force of unsentimental, unshakeable love that recreates and renews life itself—is alive in the people of Nagasaki, proving stronger than man's greatest weapon of mass destruction.
 

http://tenthousandthingsfromkyoto.blogspot.com/2010/08/urakami-nagasaki-august-9-1945-today.html
 
 
Pictures to follow....
julianne
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« Reply #1 on: 08 18, 10, 01:18:48:PM » Reply

 
Urakami Cathedral after August 9, 1945
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
julianne
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« Reply #2 on: 08 18, 10, 01:19:39:PM » Reply

Ground Zero Memorial, a few minutes walk from Urakami Cathedral
 
 
julianne
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« Reply #3 on: 08 18, 10, 01:20:28:PM » Reply

Urakami Cathedral today
 
 
julianne
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« Reply #4 on: 08 18, 10, 01:21:17:PM » Reply

Statue of a saint at Urakami Cathedral
 
 
Me_Beavis_U
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« Reply #5 on: 08 18, 10, 01:49:55:PM » Reply

  Muslims have been praying quietly for years at the Pentagon only 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck.
Me_Beavis_U
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« Reply #6 on: 08 18, 10, 01:54:48:PM » Reply

You want to build a Mosque to Victory for them at the Pentagon also. And your Muslim Obama wants the Opposition to the Mosque investigated for treason i suppose? You are low lives!

Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2010/aug/17/audio-rep-pelosi-calls-investigation-wtc-mosque-op/
caserio1
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« Reply #7 on: 08 18, 10, 01:59:06:PM » Reply

beavis has no idea what you so carefully explained jule
 
the right is mostly like that too
julianne
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« Reply #8 on: 08 18, 10, 02:01:33:PM » Reply

Beavis, I am fully aware that Muslims have been praying at the Pentagon for years which raises the question, why are there no protests of that?
julianne
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« Reply #9 on: 08 18, 10, 02:04:17:PM » Reply

Nagasaki: Center of Christianity in Japan

Important excerpt.......
 
In 1985, the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing, the then-mayor of Nagasaki, Hitoshi Motoshima, sent as a gift to the City of Richland a model of the "Bell of Peace" the Angelus bell from the original Urakami Cathedral. The "Bell of Peace" model on display in the Richland Public Library is used each August 9th in the Atomic Cities Peace Memorial ceremony held in John Dam Plaza. In accordance with the Memorial's theme of reconciliation, the bell is rung for those who died on both sides of the war for the Americans who died at Pearl Harbor as well as for the Japanese who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
 
 
In 1959, construction of a new Urakami Cathedral (photo) was completed. The Angelus "Bell of Peace" continues to ring out from the reconstructed church overlooking the Peace Park: Bong! ... Bong! ... Bong!
 
 
http://www.wcpeace.org/nagasaki__urakami.htm
 
 
We could lear a lot about tollerance from the Japanese.

FYI, the number of Christians killed at Nagasaki is just over 2% more than the number of Muslims who were killed at the WTC on 9/11.
daw_jr
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« Reply #10 on: 08 18, 10, 04:38:26:PM » Reply

I believe there were over 40,000 killed in that bomb. Not sure how many in Hiroshima. Also, we can't forget the camps that, completely, innocent Japanese-Americans were put into and they have forgiven us for that, too.

These people who are screaming over this phony issue, are made of something different than most of the rest of us.
julianne
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« Reply #11 on: 08 18, 10, 06:32:10:PM » Reply

Daw, there is also a Shinto Shrine on the major freeway leading from Honolulu to Pearl Harbor and four Budist Temples in Pearl City, Hawaii.
 
 
http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1437
 
 
 
http://www.userinstinct.com/hi/pearl-city/2388602-buddhist-temples.htm
 
 
It appears that the Hawaiians have much more tollerance and appreciation for religious freedom and diversity than the people who are opposing the buliding of that Muslim Community Center in New York even though 53% of the people who live in the immediate area of the WTC approve of the center.
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