Bruce Cockburn in Rumours of Glory (2014):

The angels intervene and temporarily blind the would-be rapists swarming outside. They tell Lot to collect his family and get out of town because God is going to nuke Sodom, and he’ll destroy Gomorrah as well, just for good measure. “Then the Lord rained down upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.” The angels also admonished Lot’s family to “look not behind thee”, but as we all know, Lot’s wife does look back and is turned into a pillar of salt, which sounds very nuclear…reminiscent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when people were turned to pillars of ash, to be blown away by the wind, leaving human shadows in the concrete.

Hiroshima shadow.
From Tim Nixon, “The shadows of Hiroshima:
Haunting imprints of people killed by the blast

The Sun, August 6, 2015


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