Brian’s Reflection: Friday, July 25, 2008
- an atomic bomb is detonated by the Americans at
Bikini Atoll, in the Pacific, on this day, 1946
So much potential, so much power. Either for good or for evil. God is like that. So much potential, for Good or for Evil. “God” has in fact been used to promote much Evil in the World over the millennia - and God is appalled! I say this with the firm and utter conviction of a prophet.
I have come to think that the “sin against the Holy Spirit” which cannot be forgiven, spoken of in the Christian Scriptures, is the appropriation of God for anti-God purposes. And so it stands that all of us are guilty, if not individually, then corporately, culturally, nationally. “God is on our side”. “God Bless America”, invoked by those in power, and a prayer to which I absolutely cannot ascent, unless it is that God will show us our blasphemy.
God built into the nature of Creation the power of the atom, to be used for the good of humankind. God also gave the Creation a beating heart of Love. If we misuse, there is no saving us – and our destruction is our responsibility.
“God is known chiefly in showing justice and mercy”. OK gang; let’s get with the program!