Japanese. ...theatrocities the
Japanese performed .... Japanese did not give any of their victims ... cannot be compared to the
devastation done by the Japanese during the war.
Who were 'the people of Sodom and Gomorrah'? Do they include the ten for whom the rest were not to be punished by a retributionary justice of fire from heaven? Could ten just people not be found in either Hiroshima or Nagasaki, for whom the rest were not to be punished by a retributionary justice of fire from heaven? Or is the Bible not to be used for reaching an opinion by hindsight?
Could the bombs not have been dropped on an unpopulated area of Japan?
Who are these people 'the Americans'? Do they exclude the seven times seven numbers of folk who were and are not William Calley or Robert Bales (or, to a 'lesser extent' a Charles Graner or a Lynddie England)? Must the guilt of these accused, and punishment by retributionary justice, be imputed to the countless others living in the fifty states and associated territories?
Who are these people 'the jihadists'? Does the logic they choose to use impute guilt of a few to the many so as to justify using themselves as a proxy to bring upon their victims a kind of fiery retributionary justice from heaven?
Where is the line between vengeance (which belongs to God) and self-defence (which belongs to Man)?
A scapegoat is a person or thing to whom sin is imputed. Were the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki scapegoats? Would the people of Tokyo, living in the city where the War Cabinet was located, have been scapegoats had they been bombed? Can it be self-defence to hurt a scapegoat, or vengeance?
A hostage is a person upon whom force can be applied as leverage upon another person upon whom force cannot be applied because he or she is out of reach. Were the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, for that matter, Tokyo, hostages? Can it be self-defence to hurt a hostage, or vengeance?