I am an avid fan of watching Discovery Channel, History Channel, NatGeo, and any other program that triggers my fascination to science and history.
There were several times that the history of the events of the Atomic Bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were shown as a documentary in any of the programs of the said channels.
The development of the Atomic bombs was hidden under the code name “Manhattan Project” that started in 1942 and both bombs were dropped in 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Atomic bombs were named “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”. In August 6, 1945, Little Boy was dropped over the City of Hiroshima and killed to an estimated high of 166, 000 and death toll climbed further after due to radiation, illness, and infection. The same was true with Fat Man that was dropped in Nagasaki in August 9, 1945 killing an estimated 80,000 people with the same effects as that of Hiroshima days after it was dropped. Over two-thirds of both cities were destroyed.
However, in such documentaries, there is no mention of the Jesuit priests who somehow survived the blast. Their presbytery was less than a mile from the blast point of Little Boy. Such closeness will be impossible for anyone to survive the blast and structures to be still standing, but on that fateful day, these eight Jesuits were an exemption. They have survived unscathed and their presbytery remained standing while every structure around them were flattened to the ground.
Fr. Hubert Schiffer, a German Jesuit was one among the eight who survived the blast. He was only 30 years old at that time but was able to live until the age of 63. That’s 33 years after the blast.
Scientists who heard of this immediately started to find out why they, among all, were able to survive and somehow were not affected by the radiation considering the nearness of the blast. Experiments and observations were done to each of them and this went on consistently through the years but to surprise the scientific world, no scientific explanation can be drawn from this mystery and every scientist always failed to draw a factual conclusion.
Just as Atheists are now trying to deny the existence of a great God and saying that the virgin birth of Jesus as well as his resurrection are all but myths, the story of this eight significant Jesuits are now also being forgotten until it will come to a point that someone will once again come forward and say that this event really never happened and were all made up.
It is our duty to continue to manifest the miracles that God makes to his people and those who are faithful to Him. We must always stand firm and collect as much evidence to maintain the truth that our Faith is genuine for their will come a time a fool will influence the world that such miracles never happened.