One of the hottest historical debates surrounding the nuclear issue is Hiroshima (and subsequently, Nagasaki). It was here in August 1945 that the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese people and effectively ended World War II in the Pacific theater. Over 200,000 lives were lost and millions more were effected. Some historians argue that dropping the bomb was necessary to save the many more human lives--specifically, American lives--that would have been lost. Others argue that it was not necessary, and that dropping a weapon of mass destruction on innocent civilians is immoral.
Providing an interesting perspective on this issue is Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, a good friend of mine with the Two Futures Project. Today, he has published a guest column with Christianity Today online entitled, "Remembering Hiroshima Rightly." I encourage you to read it and leave comments here if you would like to share your opinion.