|NO.3||I Don't Think God Created Atoms to Destroy Life, but to Sustain It.||1998.11.21||Reference number：00077|
| Dear Readers,
Just wanted to say that the recent A-bomb testing is pointless. When countries are at war, everyone wants their army to be the winner. But when it comes to atomic bombs....there are no winners. I believe we got more then we bargained for when we tested bombs during the 40's and 50's. Until the 1980's, no one ever heard of holes in the Ozone and cancer was not as prevelant as it is now. What ever happed to the bann on nuclear testing? I realize not everyone does not see things the same way, but I don't think God created atoms to destroy life. He created them to sustain it. When we take something wonderful that God created, like an atom, and use it for evil we pay the consequences of our actions.
I'm glad someone made a web site for people to share their views on this issue.
|NO.(3)||We Should Seek Wisdom to Prevent Misuse.||1999.3.5||Reply||Reference number：00077|
|As you pointed out, God created earth and
consequently things on this earth have
two sides , like a coin. Things
beneficial if you use them in a proper
and things would be a harm if you misuse
or utilize them in an evil way. It is wisdom
human beings which is sought to prevent
harms from being brought. It is deeply
that humanity has seen in its history,
many harms caused by misuse. The presence
of nuclear weapons is a symbolic example
of those harms.
Also concerning the Internet which is now prevalent, the abuse of the Net has become one of the global problems. I believe that we, human beings, have to use wisdom and make more efforts to prevent any harms to be caused. We have been put on trial by God to judge if our presence is good or evil.
|NO.2||The Use of A-Bombs May Be Far Gentler Than a Prolonged War.||1998.11.12||Country：U.S.A||Reference number：00051-2|
|I understand now. All things considered I
think your site is an admirable idea. However,
war in all its faces causes considerable
amounts of devistation. The atomic bomb,
while horrifying in its application and after-affects
may be far gentler than the estimated million
who would have died from a prolonged land
war and post-war occupation. Please don't
take this the wrong way, I agree with your
decision the oppose nuclear weapons usage,
however, in the struggle for peace I don't
think I can limit my scope to just one subject.
An interresting after-thought... How do you suppose post war relations between U.S. and Japan would have been, had it been necessary for those estimated million people to die. Reguardless of who won, I imagine it would have caused a hatred lasting for generations, thereby keeping our countries appart politically and economically. Just a thought.
|NO.(2)||The U.S. Should Have Warned Japan of the Nuclear Threat Through Dialogue.||1999.3.5||Reply||Reference number：00051-2|
|Your opinion --- what may have happened if
A-bombs were not dropped on Hiroshima
Nagasaki --- is so hypothetical that
cannot evaluate it. However, you seem
have a misunderstanding: Before
the A-bomb-Japan had almost lost its
to continue the fight because most
power of the naval and air forces had
been destroyed. It is true the army
advocating the slogan "honorable
rather than surrender", but it
true that Japan was about to hold diplomatic
negotiations in order to terminate
This is the truth of history. The U.S. decided to undertake landing operations in Kyushu on November 1, 1945. I, however, believe there was a good chance that Japan surrendered before that day. The U.S. should have told Japan about the possession of nuclear weapons and tried to warn Japan through dialogues.
|NO.1||All Is Fair in Love and War---Dropping the bombs Saved Many Lives.||1998.8.24||Country：U.S.A||Reference number：00054|
|All is fair in love and war. The dropping
of the bomb saved how many allied lives?
As the Japanese found it disgraceful to surrender
they left little choice for the allied forces.
Once the detination of Little Boy and Fat
Man they were no longer weapons but deterrents.
Who has attacked the U.S. or the U.S.S.R. in the nuclear age? As for the countries in the Middle East, you're trying to reason with people who have held grudges against one another since the beginning of time. People think Hitler was fanatical, you haven't seen anything yet. To bad we all live in a shitty world.
|NO.(1)||Nuclear Weapons Are Not Necessary for World Peace.||1998.12.24||Reply||Reference number：00054|
|Thank you for your insightful opinion. I
understand that a number of Americans
the atomic-bombing of Hiroshima and
saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
fact, if Japan had not surrendered
and an over land battle
had started in Japan, a
number of lives would have been claimed.
However, even if no matter how many lives were saved, we, atomic-bomb survivors, cannot be convinced that dropping the atomic bombs was right.
In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than 200,000 people were killed by only two atomic-bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man. Still a number of survivors suffer from radiation-related diseases even more than 50 years after the bombing. Atomic bombs and nuclear weapons are obviously weapons of mass destruction.
During the Cold War, nuclear countries such as the United States and former Soviet Union, spurred nuclear races under the principle of nuclear deterrence. After the Cold War, progress was made to some extent in nuclear disarmament by the international efforts, however , still there are more than 30,000 nuclear warheads on this earth.
I would like you to deeply think if it is true peace when we live with fear the threat of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons threaten the lives' of human beings. I think nuclear abolition is indispensable to build world peace.
Meanwhile I think it is equally important to build peace in people's minds. I believe that peace is created by the hands of the people-come what may.
I hope you will keep this in mind and start to take actions for peace in your situation. I will also strive harder for peace, telling people about the horror of nuclear weapons.
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