“a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind,” says a UNESCO article.
The Genbaku Dome amidst the devastation in October 1945. (Photograph by Shigeo Hayashi, one of two photographers attached to the academic survey teams.) Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation
Completed in 1915, the original three-story brick-and-mortar structure served as an exhibition hall to promote industry. But that changed on August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m. At that moment, the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare detonated about 1,800 feet (550 m) above the city and almost directly above the exhibition hall. Everyone inside died instantly. The core structure of the building, however, remained standing.
Excerpted: “A Stark and Powerful Symbol”
and this post: Renouncing War & Embracing Peace go together like a hat and a head, a glove and a hand, a boot and a foot.
Like a hat we wear: Are our thoughts/head taking us to violence/war? Are our thoughts/head taking us to love/peace?
Like a glove we wear: Are our hands destroying or building? Are our hands hurting or helping?
Like a boot we wear: Are our feet running away from compassion or are our feet running to compassion?
Mankind will NOT renounce war unless we get our head, hand and foot unitedly in the game of PEACE! 🙂
What are we embracing today??
PLEASE: MAKE IT PEACE!!!:)
“Let us pursue the things making for peace.”—ROM. 14:19.