(quote) Steven-706921 said: "One good thing may arise out of it, I suppose, if the write-ups are not overheated: Japan ought to cave in. Well we're in God's hands. But He does not look kindly on Babel-builders." - J.R.R Tolkein on Hiroshima.
An article from Chronicles Magazine on how the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the "greatest generation's" version of "shock and awe," affected the imagaination on men. Up until the rise of neo-Conservatism, the Old Right agreed with the Catholic Church's assessment of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as grave sins and crimes against mankind.
While some can come up with all sorts of goods that came out of it, we must remember that one is not allowed to do evil that good may come.
Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and man, which merits firm and unequivocal condemnation. A danger of modern warfare is that it provides the opportunity to those who possess modern scientific weapons -- especially atomic, biological, or chemical weapons -- to commit such crimes (CCC 2314).
It gets tiring listening to people second guess everything that went on in days
These same people would not be second guessing anything if we spoke
And not everyone who was responsible for the decision to drop the bomb
had allegiance to the Pope.
Yes, it was a heinous use of force at the time, but it seems the world has
learned many lessons from that act, in addition to ending a brutal war.
An enemy that is trying to kill you is to be taken seriously, especially an
enemy with the scruples of the Japanese at that time. The whole
earth and its inhabitants were worn out from the years of battle. Putting
an end to WW2 was a good thing.