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The Idolatry of Nuclearism

The Idolatry of Nuclearism

After the United states dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Dorothy Day noted that "the Lordship of Christ has been replaced by the Lordship of the bomb.". -a sentiment that was underscored by Openheimer's decision to name the first test "The Trinity". According to Plowshares activists, Americans have become thoroughly enamored with the power of these weapons. This has led to a state of "nuclearism" in which the US population has become psychologically and politically dependent on it's nuclear capacity. The Catholic Left believes that this mentality has transformed nuclear weapons into gods of metal, because people have placed their ultimate faith on the power of these missiles, violating God's commandments, Thou shall have no other gods before me" and "Do not bow down to any idol and worship it". as Author Laffin notes, To pledge our ultimate allegiance to the state and top place our security in idols of death betrays our faith in God and constitutes ultimate blasphemy.

Religion and War Resistance in the Plowshares Movement
by Sharon Erickson Nepstad


Deputies: Bomb squad at scenes of 2 Las Cruces churches

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials say there have been reports of explosions at two Las Cruces churches.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office say they have bomb squads at the scenes of the two churches.

At the time of Sunday mass, two explosions were reported going off at Calvary church and at Holy Cross church according to Las Cruces Sun News. Sun News reports that police immediately started evacuating people.

Las Cruces police say the explosion at Calvary church came from a bomb in a mailbox and the explosion at Holy Cross church came from a trashcan and shattered windows.

Sun News reports that an explosion happened in a mailbox near Calvary Baptist Church Sunday morning with church members inside.


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