Saturday, September 23, 2006

Japanese Rocket Launches Sun-Probing Satellite

Japanese Rocket Launches Sun-Probing Satellite

BBC has reported on Japan's scientific satellite launching for studying the sun (

The sun is a critical energy source of life on the earth.

But, though it happens in rare cases, the sun emits extraordinary energy to the surrounding space and eventually to the earth, which could destroy normal functioning of human-made electronic systems including artificial satellites flying around the earth.

If such an extraordinary phenomenon happens like it did in 1859, modern societies on the globe will suffer major damages.
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A type of rocket used to launch the Japan's sun-observation satellite is M5.

The M5 rockets have been launched seven times with one failure. This is its last mission, since Japan has already decided to stop using the M5 rockets due to high costs needed for launching it.

Apart from the M5, Japan has the flag-ship rocket H2A the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has already launched ten times and will continue to use.

The H2A rocket is 53-meter long and has a weight of 289 tons.
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The gigantic flares on the sun that emerged in 1859 really heralded the beginning of a new era poor slaves in the U.S. then might have truly wished.

It also became ominous for the feudal samurai regime in Japan, too.

When the sun emits an enormous amount of unusual electro-magnetic energy to the earth next time, we might know that a new era is inevitably coming.
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Japanese scientists like to study the sun.

The Japanese people like an image that the sun is rising from the east horizon, since their comparatively long and thin national land faces the Pacific Ocean eastward.

Therefore, it is natural that an image of the sun is adopted into their national flag.

When you see, in Japan, the sun coming up in the morning over the Pacific Ocean, it looks red, eradiating red arrows of light to all directions of surrounding air of the sky so blue and far; it does not look yellow or white at all.

Nothing is so inspiring as the rising sun in the morning for most Japanese.
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No matter how rich and powerful you might be on the earth, you cannot buy the sun.

And I remember the word of Buddha: "Fools are they who accumulate wealth and die."

Yes, everybody should die poor under the sun as he or she was so born under the sun.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Whether Jesus Christ is God or Not

Whether Jesus Christ is God or Not

I am not so interested in what the Pope thinks, says, and does.

As he claims that he is directly linked to Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ only would mind him.

If I mind the Pope, it might be regarded, I am afraid, as an irreverent behavior by angels.
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In Koran:
Verse 4:171 - "People of the Book, do not transgress the bounds of your religion. Speak nothing but the truth about Allah. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was no more than Allah's apostle and His Word which He cast to Mary: a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His apostles and do not say: "Three.' Forbear, and it shall be better for you. Allah is but one God. Allah forbid that He should have a son!"

As Islam has prevailed so long, so profoundly, and so vastly, God seems to surely support the above verse meaning Jesus Christ is not God.
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To discuss this matter is very difficult; and thus even when they really begin to act being motivated by this matter, as it is very difficult to explain a motivation of their act based on this matter, they seem to tend to use other excuse, for example, concerning politics or economics.

But, I think people should focus on this matter: Whether Jesus Christ is God or not for mankind, including Israelites, Christians, and Muslims.
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My assumption is that first of all we have to be humble admitting that Logic of God and Holy Truth are different from human logic and human-recognizable truth.

If we get more pious, the scope of our logic and recognizable truth would expand as far to the extent where we can comprehend the whole scheme of the question, "Is Jesus Christ God or not for mankind, including Israelites, Christians, and Muslims?"
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Will God, one day, appear on every TV screen all over the world and say, "I am also Jesus Christ and I, too, authorize the idea that Jesus Christ is not God"?

Or will God send another angel to us who do not mind whether Jesus Christ is God or not, and let the angel say to us that we may neglect the Bible and the Koran but we must obey Him?

I will obey Him.


Monday, September 18, 2006

The World Bank and Child Soldiers

The World Bank and Child Soldiers

It was reported in Japan that the World Bank has issued a report on child soldiers in the world.

There are some 300,000 soldiers under the age 18 who are now, or have until recently been, engaged in a battle, accounting for 10 percent of all the soldiers in battle fields.

In addition, there are 500,000 child soldiers being recruited in 50 countries all over the world.

They become soldiers due to poverty or coercion, or as a victim of abduction.
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According to The World Revolution (, "because of their immaturity and lack of experience, child soldiers suffer higher casualties than their adult counterparts."
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If child soldiers are allowed to claim financial support for their education and rehabilitation costing, say, US$10,000 per capita, the world should raise 8 billion dollars.

The World Bank, consisting of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA), furnished anew in 2005 many countries for their development projects with funds of 13.6 billion dollars and similarly approved loans worth 8.7 billion dollars.

It seems very possible and reasonable that the World Bank rescues and helps those child soldiers with their financial capacity.
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If you are asked by an angel what the most deplorable issue is on the earth, you should answer that it is existence of child soldiers.

If I am, I would answer so.

"Because you have been faithful until the end, my saving power will rise on you like the sun"