Precalculus for Christian Schools / What about Hiroshima ?
This is the kind of thing you have to be deprogrammed from : "Precalculus for Christian Schools".
"A line can be described either by its slope (a ratio) or by its inclination (an angle). These terms describe the deviation from the horizontal, but the word inclination also has a non-mathematical meaning. Without Christ, man is inclined to sin. The Word of God should shape our attitudes (inclinations)."
"If you are given the length of two sides and the angle measure opposite one of those sides, you can use the law of sines to solve the triangle. However, this does not always determine a unique triangle. As a result, it is called the ambiguous case. Ambiguous means open to multiple interpretations. Some people say that you can interpret the Bible in any way that you want. However, there is no ambiguity in the Bible."
"Now extend it to eternity: (the limit as x approaches infinity) 80/(80+x) = O. In other words, this life is very insignificant in light of eternity. It is no wonder James said that life is "vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
I mentioned before that many people think that war is not a moral issue. Now the crackpots at the Ayn Rand Institute are saying that nuking Hiroshima was a great job :
Facing extermination, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. The invasion of Japan was cancelled, and countless American lives were saved. The Japanese accepted military occupation, embraced a constitutional government, and renounced war permanently. The effects were so beneficent, so wide-ranging and so long-term, that the bombings must be ranked among the most moral acts ever committed.
This is the kind of thing that reminds me why I'm not an Objectivist any more. The kind of insanity that holds that blowing up cities is "among the most moral acts ever committed" does not deserve discussion.