The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki raise emotions. Peaceniks and pacifists are moved by the thought of incinerating 150,000 men, women and children, and the long-term suffering inflicted upon 100,000 more through radiation. On the other hand, "hawks" become emotional in their defense of the bombs, contending that the bombs saved many more lives that would have been lost in a U.S. military invasion of Japan.
The question is, why would the U.S. send armies to invade Japan? Was there any other way to prevent this invasion than the dropping of atomic bombs?
This is a huge question. We have attempted to answer this question on our blog. That link contains links to posts made in August, 2009, regarding the atomic bombings of Japan, as well as a significant number of other links to sometimes lengthy essays on this website. The blog right now contains the best answer we have. This page is a brief summary along with links to other websites. See also our "Ozarks Virtual Town Hall" for August 8, 2009.
"Liberty Under God" is the philosophy that made America the most prosperous and most admired nation in history. America is no longer prosperous and admired, but bankrupt and despised. We are now a "secular" nation, not a nation "Under God." We do not, nor do we have a right to, have "a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence." Therefore we no longer enjoy liberty. We no longer dwell safely, confidently, under our own "vine and fig tree."
Nowhere is this transformation from a Christian nation to an a-theistic nation more visible than in the atomic bombing of civilians in Japan by the U.S. Federal Government. It represents an egregious anti-Christian act of wanton murder, and it plunged the world into insecurity and the "Cold War." The articles below prove that