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Is there a religious text, that mentions nuclear weapons?

Asked by MrGrimm888 (13798points) August 29th, 2018

Are they mentioned in the Bible, or the Koran?
It seems like an important omission, if not…

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ragingloli's avatar

And of course Scientology, with their evil alien overlord Xenu.

chyna's avatar

Matthew 24:15. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the profit, stand in the holy place.
Revelation 6:13 the stars of heaven fell to the earth.
Of course it’s all up to interpretation, but remember, they didn’t have the words to explain their visions back then. The words bombs or aircraft etc didn’t exist.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^That seems like a stretch. But GA.

Rohith's avatar

“Mahabharata” is an epic of ancient India which has mention of “Bramhastra” which once released can’t be taken back and it will render havoc wherever it landed. It is considered as a form of nuclear weapon.

elbanditoroso's avatar

From the book of Daniel, chapter 5 verses 8–12

8 And Lo, man is made from atoms and man is both Good and Evil.

9 Our God tells us that others raise weapons against us, thus we must have weapons to raise against them

10 The core of man’s being is to listen to the word of God and be a reactor to the sins of others

11 The Kings of Al-bakurki have given us strong weapons with which to respond

12 That our enemies may feel the blast of the wrath of god.

Now if that doesn’t say “nuclear weapon blast” to you, I don’t know what does.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^That’s pretty close. I was looking for something that they could describe, with ancient understanding. I was looking for a reference to the mushroom cloud, or something specific.

A volcanic eruption, to me, could easily be described as a “blast of the wrath of god.”...

seawulf575's avatar

Kind of an interesting question and close to one I once used to challenge a pastor once. I worked in the nuclear power field and asked him where nuclear power was mentioned. The closest he could come up with was Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

It doesn’t specifically say “Hey…go split atoms!” but it does tell us to subdue the Earth and Uranium is a rock of the Earth.

MrGrimm888's avatar


These are all Christian quotes, and stuff right? Anybody know if there’s anything closer, in another religion?

kritiper's avatar

No, not specifically. Remember that the Bible was written and translated by men many, many years ago.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Yeah. I know that much…

kritiper's avatar

The Bible may have mentioned “fire and brimstone” but that was probably just a scare tactic.
@MrGrimm888 I knew you knew that but I figured I better throw it out there anyway. No offense intended!

ragingloli's avatar

“fire and brimstone” is more like asteroid impacts.

ScienceChick's avatar

@elbanditoroso I don’t get those verses at all when I search for Daniel chapter 5. Can you link please? I’ve NEVER seen the word ‘atom’ in a bible before.

MrGrimm888's avatar

@kritiper . I had heard that, no reason not to bring it up.

That’s still sounding like volcano eruption stuff. Haven’t heard anything I interpret as nukes yet.

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