Saturday, September 12, 2015

"then came the twelve" - Brain, Cells, Mind, and Soul

Anti-Abe Demonstration around the National Diet Bldg., Tokyo

Brain, Cells, Mind, and Soul

We have each 60 trillion cells in our body.

But a cell dies in a few days or several days or so.  (However, brain cells never die all through our lives.)  If on average a cell dies in six days, 10 trillion cells are dying everyday in our body.  In a week, we are totally different persons with totally different cells composing our bodies.

(Of course, the same amount of new cells are being created in six days to keep integrity of your individual bodies.)

But, continuation of self-consciousness is assured.  We are still the same persons after six days.  Our mind is a phenomenon supported by our body consisting of 60 trillion cells or specifically by our brain consisting of 150 billion cells.

But our mind also supports our spirit that comes down from Heaven or the spiritual space.  Our spirit is neither a phenomenon that works in brain cells nor electric signals generated in brain cells.  It is something coming down from the outer world into our mind on the brain cells.

There must be a kind of electric-magnetic waves flying around between the outer world and our brains.  Our minds receive the spirit to be subject to it.  God is spirit and man is also spirit, though in a lower grade.

Now you may die physically.  Your brains losing oxygen and nutrition would also stop functioning. A phenomenon in your brain called the mind also disappears.  But your soul can be lifted up to Heaven with spirit having come into your mind from Heaven.  And your soul has to stand before God.

Anyway we have to turn off a television and read the Bible, since God might terminate this world for you at any time as if you switched off a TV.

This morning after big rainfalls yesterday and the day before I found a morning glory blooming.  The spirit of the flower should belong to a different spiritual world than man's.  But it must be first observed by a man.  Then, he may keep the figure and impression in his mind to carry it or take it into a picture to enjoy it later.  A human being is more precious than a morning glory to the eye of God.  He must preserve our souls surely somewhere.  


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Luk 9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
Luk 9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.

Friday, September 11, 2015

"Go to the pool of Siloam" - The 9/11 Terror for Rich Americans?

Anti-Abe Protesters and Policemen in front of the National Diet, Tokyo

The 9/11 Terror for Rich Americans?

Now everybody in America is recalling the day of September 11, 2001.

But the 9/11 Terror must be reviewed rather in a different way.  For example, has the Terror made a majority of Americans poorer or richer?

It is regrettable that thousands of innocent lives were lost in New York and around Washington DC and millions of people suffered personal and financial damage due to the Terror.  But other Americans, that is, more than 250 million US citizens have not been personally or financially affected.

Rather, business in the defense-related industries and related religious and cultural sectors seems to have seen a surge of needs for them.  Huge amounts of federal and local budgets have been put into those sectors.  Accordingly, the economic boom occurred after the start of the War on Terror, though the financial crisis ensued in 2008 to make some Americans, though not a majority, suffer bankruptcy or unemployment.

Put simply, overall, the 9/11 Terror gave a short-time shock to the US, but it has led to more active and prosperous economic activities in the US to date over the 2008 financial crisis.

Of course, we have to know that many Americans sacrificed their lives in the War on Terror, and more Americans made great efforts to keep the American economy on a track and further develop it.   Nonetheless, as a result of the 9/11 Terror, the US is further becoming prosperous while some Islamic nations are almost broken or severely damaged.

It is very ironical that the 9/11 Terror seems to be contributing to an increase of wealth of Americans, especially rich Americans.

(For another instance, WWII helped the US economy, having been in bad conditions after the Great Depression, get out of the great recession and boost industrial outputs.)

But can rich Americans say: "Owing to Osama, we have become richer, though I am extremely sorry for those sacrificed in the 9/11 Terror?"  No they cannot.  So, silence is prevailing among the wealthy people in the US in term of truth of the 9/11 Terror and the subsequent death of Osama (in Pakistan in 2011).

I am extremely sorry for victims on and after the 9/11 Terror in the world, including those in New York, London and Islamic nations, though I have not become richer due to the 9/11 Terror like Obama.

2001年の米同時多発テロで倒壊した世界貿易センター跡地で、全米一の高層ビル「ワン・ワールド・トレード・センター」が4日に開業(提供:One World Trade Center公式サイト)

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Joh 9:11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

"And the apostles, when they were returned" - Tokyo under Threats

Big Rainfall around Tokyo

Tokyo under Threats

Rain was falling hard, sometimes very hard, with intermittent calm intervals.

It was indeed a typhoon situation.  But not only one typhoon, as one had already landed on the Pacific cost of the Tokai region, proceeding to the Sea of Japan to be downsized to a low-pressure system, though still strong, and another was moving on the North Pacific Ocean along the northeast part of the Japanese Archipelago.

This weather condition brought big rainfalls to East and North Japan.  Especially the Kinugawa River and others overflowed, causing floods in Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures some 100 km north of Tokyo.  The scenes of flooding were reported to the world through the international Media.  A shocked old woman was on a TV screen, though laudably explaining what happened to her house washed away in a decent manner to a reporter.  Helicopters rescuing local residents left desperately in houses and beside an electric pole surrounded by muddy water flowing violently were also seen on TV.

I thought a crisis was reaching Tokyo.  After the 2011 M9.0 earthquake and big tsunamis attacking the northeast part of Honsyu Island or a region northeast of Tokyo stretching 500 km, Mt. Ontake 250 km northwest of Tokyo erupted last year and a new volcanic island is now being formed with a months-long eruption to engulf adjacent Nishino-shima Island in the Pacific 1000 km south of Tokyo.    

Tokyo is vulnerable, too vulnerable as the capital of a major nation in the world.  Mt. Fuji is situated just 100 km west of Tokyo; it is a live volcano, and it can erupt at any moment after a 300-year long dormant state.  It is also said that an M7-class inland earthquake will occur immediately below Tokyo at a possibility of 70% in 30 years.  Especially if such an epicentral earthquake should happen in winter when snow is falling in Tokyo, damage and human casualties must be multiplied with fires that cannot be extinguished immediately while fire engines are slipping on icy streets.

And, now we have to count another factor: a big flood.  The Government estimates that if a big rainfall in a scale observed only once in 200 years should overflow the Arakawa River running through the north edge of Tokyo Prefecture, thousands of Tokyo residents will be killed.  But as recently typhoons are getting stronger and stronger, even often generated in a couple, the outlook looks more dangerous.

In addition, the Government has made its plan clear to restart the two nuclear power plants of the world largest class, though it will take years still: the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Plant located in Niigata Prefecture, 250 km north of Tokyo, and the Hamaoka Plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, 250 km west of Tokyo.  But, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is not yet satisfactorily fixed.  Its melted nuclear fuel is not yet recovered from its three nuclear reactor units so badly destroyed by the 2011 tsunamis.

If another nuclear accident should be triggered in these nuclear plants to be operated again sometime in the future, people around Tokyo would be beaten so desperately psychologically and physically, since the Fukushima Daiichi Plant is also 250 km far from Tokyo, and there was a chance that Tokyo was covered by dangerous radioactive substances released from Fukushima, though it was narrowly avoided in March 2011.

Therefore, you must think that it is very lucky if the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics should be carried out without suffering a natural disaster or a man-made tragedy.

With this notion, however, people around Tokyo are watching TV reporting refugees moving from Syria to Germany only with remote compassion.  But if Tokyo is destroyed, where will they go?  In the case, the world might kindly observe Tokyo with remote compassion, at best.

So, I went back home as the rainfall became soft, spotting a slit-like bright part in the sky westward emerging just like a consolation to good men living somewhere in Tokyo who might be watching the column-like series of rain clouds coming up from the Pacific, extending vertically from the south to the north over Japan, which is very rare, and moving and sweeping eastward across Tokyo on TV.

Upper photo shows Nishinoshima Island (back), an uninhabited islet in the Ogasawara islet chain some 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, and a new island formed nearby as a result of an undersea volcanic eruption, on Nov. 21, 2013; the bottom photo shows the same two islands on Dec. 20, 2013.

Nishinoshima continues to grow
Volcanic Island Nishino-shima

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Luk 9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
Luk 9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

"he saw a man, named Matthew" - Satan Has Many Men

Ginza, Tokyo

Satan Has Many Men

There is a man who made a survey of the death penalty in Japan.

He found that true bad guys less come to commit a murder: they most likely abuse somebody else to kill their enemy.

If a man is cold in the heart and has no ethics in the mind, he would not commit a murder provided that he is a rational man.  But this type of men cannot be a hero in works of art in most cases.  A man who is rather good natured but once lost his senses to happen to commit a murder and later deeply regretted can be sometimes a hero in works.

In this context, we have to review the cases of Christ Jesus, JFK, the 9/11, etc.  We should not take it as a matter of course that the truly bad guys are Pilate and Judas, Oswald and Ruby, Osama and terrorists in the planes, etc.  We have to focus on the Roman Emperor or his proxy, the King of Judaists, great priests of the Temple; the bosses of the Mafia, CIA agents, and influential politicians; anti-American wealthy people in the world; and so on.

The situation was complicated against a deep background in each case.  Accordingly, real perpetrators could not be so easily identified, if you simply read the Bible, the related criminal reports, the research papers, etc.

Satan has many men.

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Mat 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Mat 9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

"Elias had appeared" - Hero of the February 26 Incident

Ginza, Tokyo

Hero of the February 26 Incident

A Japanese Imperial Army officer felt strange uneasiness in the morning of February 26, 1936.

So, second lieutenant Otaka inserted real bullets into his middle-sized Mauser pistol.  Then he headed for the Imperial Palace, leading his platoon to guard the Palace in the center of Tokyo.  It was snowing.

Otaka set a commanding post at the Nijyubashi bridge to supervise soldiers patrolling in the precinct of the Palace.   Then, lieutenant Nakahasi accompanied by second lieutenant Imaizumi came to the Nijyubashi bridge to enter the Palace premises where the Emperor lived and maybe was already at work.  However the two officers familiar to Otaka did not look very normal at all to Otaka.

Imaizumi whispered into the ear of Otaka with a quivering voice: "I have done a terrible thing."  In fact, some soldiers led by Nakahashi and Imaizumi launched a surprise attack on the residence of Finance Minister Takahashi who was shot to death.  It was part of a large scale coup attempt planned by nationalists and carried out by radical young officers who led several platoons to occupy the central part of Tokyo in the morning of February 26.

Otaka, without knowing the occurrence of the on-going coup attempt, looked at Nakahashi who looked like nothing less than full alert.  Nakahashi said, "Let me pass here into the Palace!"  Otaka ordered his soldiers to set bayonets to their rifles.  Nakahasi's face turned to horribly aggressive and threatening, shouting, "What these bayonets for?"  Soldiers stepped back.  Otaka pulled up his pistol.  Nakahashi instantly took out his large-size Browning pistol that emitted smell of gunpowder as it had been used to kill Finance Minister Takahashi.  The two pistols were poised between the two Army officers.

Then suddenly Nakahashi looked like losing energy.  He turned away, leaving the post at the Nijyubashi bridge, the main entrance to the Imperial Palace.  Otaka stood there without moving for some time.  He found that the field in the Palace became all white, covered by falling snow.

The coup failed eventually.  It was the Emperor himself that put an end to this bloody attempt by insurgent military units to take over the Imperial Government.  The Emperor clearly stated to ministers and generals so much surprised and confused that those units were his enemy as they had already killed some ministers and high-ranking officers of the Imperial Government.

Those young, insurgent Army officers wanted to eradicate "bad" ministers and politicians to establish a new government with old generals who understood their motivation to improve the society of Japan, especially helping poor farmers in local regions.  But they were defined as an imperial enemy by the Emperor.  Army and Navy commanders promptly mobilized troops and military ships, aiming guns of tanks and cannons of naval ships at insurgent units of soldiers occupying the prime minister office, the Tokyo metropolitan police headquarters, areas around the National Diet building, etc.  Without actual exchanges of fires, the insurgent officers and soldiers led by them surrendered.    

Today, it is said that if the languishing and determinate insurgent officers entered the Imperial Palace to directly meet the Emperor, the situation could have been different.  The radical young officers might have forced the Emperor to accept at least some part of their requests, while outer regular forces could not attack the insurgents who put the Emperor in their custody.  In this context, second lieutenant Otaka saved the Imperial Government in this February 26 Incident as he bravely confronted the dangerous lieutenant Nakahashi to stop him from entering the Palace.

Maybe a key to this incident is that lieutenant Nakahashi, six years senior to Otaka, had once been a teacher of Otaka in the Army academy.  To get into the Imperial Palace and reach Emperor's residence, Nakahashi had to shoot Otaka, though he refrained from it for some reason.

Truly, one man sometimes must act as a hero without knowing what is happening around him or at the center of an empire.

(This February 26 Incident, however, paved the way for militarism prevailing in the Japanese society.  Citizens who got so shocked as they observed bare execution of military forces came to concede to claims of the military, while top generals of the Imperial Army and Navy started to send radical officers overseas, specifically to the Chinese Continent to avoid internal conflicts among military forces.  As a result, the Imperial Government rapidly came under military influences, wiping away influences of political parties and democratic movements.  The Emperor who felt an acute danger in person in this Incident also came to rely on generals and politicians who suppressed this coup without realizing the dangerous direction they were advancing to.)



$憂国の魔窟 護国道まっしぐら

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Luk 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

"Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" - Mad or Anti-Christ Scientists

Anti-Abe Cabinet Demonstration around the National Diet Bldg., Tokyo, in August

Mad or Anti-Christ Scientists

Most of scientists seem not to think that this universe needed God for its generation, formation, and growth.

They agree that if any of minor differences in physical conditions should have led to generation, formation, and growth of an entirely different universe than one we now live in.  But at the same time, they think that there must be an uncountable number of trials of creation of a universe, so that it is no wonder that one of these infinite number of universes came to have the suitable physical conditions that allow for generation, formation, and growth of stars, the sun, the earth, and human beings.  In this case, they think that our existence does not need God or the interference of God with physical conditions of our universe.

If there is God, they seem to think, without many trials of creation of a universe our universe should be created with optimal physical conditions for birth of mankind.  But, if there is a strong possibility that our universe was created after an infinite number of universe creation, there would be no need for God.

I think that it is strange that scientists do not think that God might take such a method of trying an uncountable number of universe creation in order to eventually produce a universe that could give birth to mankind.  It is not our business, but it is God that can choose the method.  There must be a profound reason that God deliberately took such a complicated method.  Nonetheless, for God a limitless number of trials of crating a universe may be a matter of a second if God counts time.

God, probably, created universes with five dimensions, six dimensions, and so on.  Fortunately we live in a universe spatially in three dimensions and temporally in one dimension.  But God might be enjoying other types of universe such as one spatially in one dimension and temporally in three dimensions.

Indeed, what man cannot do God can do.

(I rather think that God has really created a universe in which there are no prime numbers.  In this case, no robust coding of an e-mail message would be possible, though no atoms could be formed from the beginning.  Even time might not flow continually.)

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Joh 9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Joh 9:8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Sunday, September 06, 2015

"power on earth to forgive sins" - Global Terror Leading to the Third World War (WWIII)

Around Tokyo on a Rainy Sunday

Global Terror Leading to the Third World War (WWIII)

We may be already in the era of the Third World War, which is however unlike any preceding world wars.
Global terrorism index 2014, top 50 countries:
Nigeria............... 8.58
Congo, Republic.....5.9
South Sudan........5.6
Central Africa....5.19
Even France that suffered a terrible terror attack several months ago in Paris is not ranked high in this data.

The United Nations must view the world as being in WWIII so as to take appropriate countermeasures.  But who are the enemies?  We can easily admit that we are in another global war, but if we define our enemies as terrorists of any sorts, can we win this war simply.  I mean that there are more responsible people than terrorists directly engaged in acts of terror.

For example, in the morning of September 11, 2001, George H.W. Bush was meeting with a brother of Osama bin Laden in New York for some business talk.  After the 9/11 Terror, his son, namely President George W. Bush, launched the War on Terror, specifically, aiming at Iraq as well as Afghanistan, though Saddam Hussein had no direct link to Al Qaeda.  And, this War on Iraq led to the rise of Islamic Nation eventually through the complex process of the War and the withdrawal of the US military forces from Iraq in 2011.

Ironically, now the major EU nations such as Germany, France, and the UK are forced to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees from Islamic nations being devastated by terror and civil wars.  Indeed, Europeans must respond to this challenge.  If they should fail, the overt Third World War might start in or from Europe like WWI and WWII.

For example, NATO might finally try to occupy the Middle East to settle the matter once and for all, while Russia, China, and Iran take the opposite stance.

But if the Middle East and the Islamic world should start to fully adopt Christianity-based democracy after WWIII, Russia and China would still remain as potentially threatening factors.

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Mat 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.