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    Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    I sure hope this is a private school with private dollars paying this thing and not tax payer money paying for the idiot teachers and douche bag school officials who decided this was a good idea. There is nothing for anyone to apologize for because in wars its either us or them. I value the lives on our military members more than the I value the lives of the civilians of other nations and I am sure other countries feel the same way about their service members too..


    Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip | The News Tribune - Local | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination
    Japanese students at a junior high school near Hiroshima are studying and reacting to a Tacoma group’s upcoming trip to Japan seeking forgiveness for the U.S. atomic bombing of their city 64 years ago.

    Tacoma-area native Marc Milsten is having students in one of his English classes study an article that appeared in The News Tribune about the trip. He wants the teens to understand the viewpoints of Americans.

    Some of the ninth-grade Japanese students said they were moved – even surprised – Americans would travel to Japan for this purpose. Some students also acknowledged their country’s responsibility and one student said Japan should apologize first because it started the war.

    The group of 138 ninth-graders at Ohno Higashi Junior High School is studying about peace and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

    Milsten, 30, is a graduate of Tacoma Baptist High School and Pacific Lutheran University. He has lived in the Hiroshima area and taught English to Japanese students for nearly four years.

    Sixteen people – most from the Tacoma area – will travel to Japan later this month to acknowledge and ask forgiveness for the destruction caused by the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The interfaith group will be in Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9 to attend anniversary ceremonies remembering the attacks. The group calls the trip a “Journey of Repentance.”
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I sure hope this is a private school with private dollars doing this thing and not tax payer money paying for the idiot teachers and school officials who decided this was a good idea. There is nothing for anyone to apologize for because in wars its either us or them.


    Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip | The News Tribune - Local | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination
    Japanese students at a junior high school near Hiroshima are studying and reacting to a Tacoma group’s upcoming trip to Japan seeking forgiveness for the U.S. atomic bombing of their city 64 years ago.

    Tacoma-area native Marc Milsten is having students in one of his English classes study an article that appeared in The News Tribune about the trip. He wants the teens to understand the viewpoints of Americans.

    Some of the ninth-grade Japanese students said they were moved – even surprised – Americans would travel to Japan for this purpose. Some students also acknowledged their country’s responsibility and one student said Japan should apologize first because it started the war.

    The group of 138 ninth-graders at Ohno Higashi Junior High School is studying about peace and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

    Milsten, 30, is a graduate of Tacoma Baptist High School and Pacific Lutheran University. He has lived in the Hiroshima area and taught English to Japanese students for nearly four years.

    Sixteen people – most from the Tacoma area – will travel to Japan later this month to acknowledge and ask forgiveness for the destruction caused by the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The interfaith group will be in Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9 to attend anniversary ceremonies remembering the attacks. The group calls the trip a “Journey of Repentance.”
    They have one conservative student.
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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    What in the **** are they repenting for? The fact that the Japanese bombed one of our military bases and sucked us into a global war?

    Jesus Christ.

    (thought I'd keep to the religious nature of this thread).

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They have one conservative student.
    I bet he got scolded by the idiot liberal teacher for that remark.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I bet he got scolded by the idiot liberal teacher for that remark.
    Needless to say he won't be on the trip.
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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Can some religious person explain to me the concept of repenting for a war you didn't start??

    I don't get it.

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Can some religious person explain to me the concept of repenting for a war you didn't start??

    I don't get it.
    Don't sweat it, there's nothing to get.
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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Needless to say he won't be on the trip.
    They'll probably make him write a essay on why we should be sorry while he stays behind.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    How many Japanese go on reconciliation trips to Nanjing?
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Japanese students moved by reconciliation trip

    We should tell the Japanese we'll bomb them again if they don't shutup about it. j/k
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