Chernobyl: The great cathedral of the 20th Century

The sarcophogas covering Reactor 4 at Chernobyl, Ukraine, which exploded in 1986 as the worst nuclear disaster up until its occurrence.
Four religions in the 20th century.

Paris France has Notre Dame Cathedral of Roman Catholicism protecting a piece of The True Cross. The 20th Century has the Chernobyl sarcophagas protecting the remains of the meltdown / explosion of Reactor 4 at the Ukraine nuclear power station.[4]

Medieval Frenchmen worshipped the New Testament Xian God at Notre Dame. 20th Century people worship electric power by switching on a light bulb in their bedroom.

The Pope and celibate priests interpreted the scriptures for illiterate peasants and laborers. MBA managers and PhD physicists interpret the power grid for 20th century uneducated consumers. Crosses or electric meters on their walls.[1]

Believers all, just in different hocus-pocuses. The laity always accepts as obvious reality the hagiographic narrative du jour their leaders cook up for them. One Trinity or another.

Jesus Christ(IHS) and The Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) ascended into Heaven; the mushroom cloud ascended into the stratosphere over Hiroshima. The dead shall either be raised in the Second Coming or vaporized in World War III. Men heeded Pope Urban II's call in 1095 to liberate Jerusalem from The Infidel[2] and heed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's call in 2022 to liberate The Donbas from Vladimir Putin[3].

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Gullibility without end. Amen.

"The meaning of the river flowing is not that all things are changing so that we cannot encounter them twice but that some things stay the same only by changing." (Heraclitus)

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  1. Stained glass windows or cable television?
  2. In the Unted States first Civil War (1861-65), Wlliam Tecumseh Sherman's "March through George" was obviously more successful in achieving its aim. General Sherman is credibly the inventor of "total war", which was to see its broader expression in World Wars I and II of the following century.
  3. Putin or Rasputin? Margaret MacMillan notes that the mad monk predicted terrible consequences for going to war, and had he not been out of town ill when Czar Nicholas II decided to declare war on Germany, Rasputin might have averted World War I. None of the leaders of The West have listened to Mr. Putin.
  4. Your Comment on 'Chernobyl 2.0'? Ohio Train Derailment Spurs Wild Speculation.
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    Feb 16, 2023, 11:24 PM (4 days ago) [+2023.02.19]
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    Bradford McCormick | New York
    If it's not as big as chernobyl maybe that's becasuse we underestimate Chernobyl. If we call Chernobyl a 10 on a 10 point scale, and we call this a ten too, then it's as big as Chernobyl. But if we call Chernobly as 20 on a 10 point scale then it's not as big as Chernobyl Elie Wiesel said: "Don't compare. All suffering is intolerable." I feel it's better to be safe than sorry: Whatever smething loiks like, double it and round up. If it turns out to not have been so bad, you're lucky. It's like the world economy today: Instead of "just in time" supply chains which have proven enormously fragile, we should have "just in case" supply chains.[5] Oh, but they cost more? Well, we can't have everything, so maybe we can cut things like Disneyland. There was an old advertisement for the Wausau Insurance Company. It shows a man racing to catch his flight for a mision-critical business meeting. He hires an el cheapo cab to get tho the airport. We see him in the swelterning midday August sun, maybe in Cuba or some other godforsaken place, with thr driver frantically trying to fix the car's engine where the radiator has boiled over. The may wipes his brow and looks up into the sky and sees his plane flying overhead. Voiceover: "The cheapest alternative is not always the least expensive."
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    East BayFeb. 17
    @Bradford McCormick It's not as big as Chernobyl because it's not radioactive.
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  5. Your Comment on Why It Seems Everything We Knew About the Global Economy Is No Longer True
    The New York Times
    Jun 19, 2023, 12:23 AM (2 days ago)
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    Bradford McCormick | New York
    Why are we surprised that a mindless invisible hand would result in problems? Why should we expect the economy to work by some sort of Darwinean logic when we would not even buy our groceries except by planning what we wanted to eat? "Just in time supply chains". Sounds imilar in a pervverse to old Soviet central planning to me, i.e., relying on calculation at a distance not prodence on the spot. How about just in case supply chainse, i.e., inventories in warehouses? There was an old story in the bible where Joseph told Pharoah abut 7 fat hyears and 7 lean years (Genesis 41). As Ben Franklin said, a penny saved is a penny on its way to being devalued by inflation. There is another name for "The invisible hand": "the ficlke finger of fate". Internationl Business Machines Corporation (IBM) at least used to have a motto: THINK
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