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The End of the World

The Atomic Bomb and the Word of God
Smith
1945

This piece of cold war ephemera was published within months of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan. Smith, a faculty member of Moody Bible Institute and Fuller Theological Seminary, was a prolific writer on scripture and biblical prophesy.  This pamphlet is an attempt to reconcile scripture and the atomic bomb. Interestingly, there is no real discussion of the moral implications of a weapon of mass destruction.

Duck and cover, everyone!

Mary

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5 Responses to The End of the World

  • If God created man and man created the atomic bomb, then the atomic bomb must be good.
    Right?

  • And Lo, God looked down upon the wreckage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and said, “What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ was ambiguous?”

    Then, He was heard to mutter something about, “Can’t leave them alone for two millennia” and “I knew that free will thing was a bad idea.”

  • Man, that first sentence is exhausting!

  • The first sentence is of Proustian length — 116 words. It could be a candidate for the Bulwer-Lytton contest.

  • KEEP (in an archive)! This has definite historical value. Current events not so much.