Posted by: Fritz | August 9, 2008

the bomb

Today we remember the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagaskai. Ever since the world has lived with the threat that another city could be devastated by a nuclear weapon. For many years the US and the USSR had so many nuclear weapons pointed at each other that we lived in fear under a plan known as MAD, Mutually Assured Destruction. Supposedly the weapons would not be used because each was assured that if they used their weapons the other would and we ould all die as the planet was destroyed.

Thankfully, those weapons were not used and tensions betwenn the two nuclear superpowers have eased.

We are however facing a very similar fate with climate change. Should the Earth continue to warm, life as we know it will cease to exist. We may survive, but life could change dramatically.

Let us work hard to raise awareness about what is at stake and make sure our leaders know that we are watching. And let us know that as people of faith we are also people of hope. Let us rest in the hope that our leaders woke up once before and will wake up again and God’s Earth and all of God’s children will survive and live in abundance.

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