posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 08:42 PM
I have never heard of this incident. I did a few searches through Google and the only websites referencing it seem to be affiliated with Christianity
in some way or another. As you can imagine, this seems a little odd. I'll have to research a bit further. If anyone has a few sources not linked to
Christianity, by all means let me know of them.
Edit to add: I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this, but it is interesting nonetheless. From Wikipedia's entry for Maximilian Kolbe: "The monastery
he founded remains prominent in the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Kolbe decided to build the monastery on a mountain side that, according to Shinto
beliefs, was not the side best suited to be in tune with nature. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Kolbe's monastery was saved because
the blast of the bomb hit the other side of the mountain, which took the main force of the blast. Had Kolbe built the monastery on the preferred side
of mountain as he was advised, his work and all of his fellow monks would have been destroyed."
[edit on 13/10/08 by paperplanes]