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Scorsese’s Silence and the Catholic connection to the atomic bomb

Most descendants of the native Christians lived in Nagasaki during World War II. On the 9th August, 1945, when the United States dropped the A-bomb on Urakami, a northern suburb of Nagasaki, 8500 of t... read more

Two Unsuccessful Arguments for Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Every year in August, people take to the blogosphere to debate the morality of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in August of 1945. This year, physicist Tom Hartsfi... read more

Obama Should Meet A-Bomb Survivors And Ban The Bomb – OpEd

followed by the second bomb that devastated Nagasaki three days later, killing a total of more than 200,000 people. Remarkably, many Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, are still alive today, though the... read more

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The Very Un-Christian Nagasaki Bomb

A bitter irony of the Nagasaki atomic bomb was that an all-Christian American crew used the steeple of Japan’s most prominent Christian church as the target for an act of unspeakable barbarism, making ... read more


A museum to open in Nagasaki to remember "hidden Christians" who lived through persecution

she wanted to pay tribute to the memory of those Christians who were persecuted under the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period (1603-1867). The museum will be located in the city's Heiwamachi dist... read more

Items taken from persecuted Christians return to Nagasaki in rare exhibition

More than 500 items confiscated from Japanese Christians during their brutal persecution in the 19th century from the late Edo Period to the early Meiji Era are back in Nagasaki for the first time in ... read more

Christian sites in Japan added to UNESCO World Heritage list

but was partly damaged by the atomic bomb dropped by the US on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. The other locations in the Japanese entry include Sakitsu village ... read more

Christianity and the Nagasaki Crime

Two of warfare’s great crimes were inflicted when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and in the bitterest of ironies wiping ou... read more

Hiroshima & Nagasaki remembered by Baptists

Had Southern Baptists sent more missionaries, "we could be talking about a Christian nation today." The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, p... read more

A Visit to Nagasaki, the Catholic Heart of Japan

I also visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the ... Nagasaki is a very Catholic city. And it’s a city that has paid a high price for its faith, so the rest of my stay was committed to discoveri... read more

Declassified photos show the US's final preparations for the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The bombs, known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," were loaded onto ... An earlier version of this post was composed by Christian Storm. read more

The A-Bomb's Second City: Nagasaki Has A Long History With The West, Even Before 'Fat Man'

The atomic bomb sites are to the north. Still, there were a collection of hotels around the AMU mall and easy transport anywhere else, so I made the train station area the base for my exploring. NAGAS... read more



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