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Grave of the Fireflies

The night of March 16th, 1945 the United States Firebombed Kobe, Japan killing 8,841 people.  Another 650,000 were left homeless.  These were not soldiers, they were civilians.  The old, the young, women and children.  I’m not writing this post to start a debate.  I will not engage with any comments that say that “It was […]

Leaving Religion: Holocaust, Faith, and Liberalism

While it is often said that there are “no atheists in foxholes,” the experience of war can be a destroyer of faith. Rawls wrote that he was raised in a “conventionally religious” home. He finished his undergraduate studies and entered the military as a “believing orthodox Episcopalian Christian.” He had planned on going into the […]