Vantul lui Ilie si pilotii kamikaze

In japoneza, termenul kamikaze – vantul cel sfant – vine de la un taifun care, in 1281, a distrus flota mongola.

Exista destule interpretari, mai mult mai mai putin romantice, cu privire la pilotii sinucigasi care urlau – evident, inainte de a decola – “Traiasca moartea!” and such amazing things. Paganismul tare si neinfricat in lupta cu molaii de crestini care, stim noi!, au transformat in legenda mandria luptatorului, a uariorului, a vichingului. Si ne uitam la poze cu Yukio Mishima, the last TRUE, of course, samurai. Care a pozat si ca Sf. Sebastian extrem de sexy, dar sa nu spuneti asta la nimeni. A fost Sfant doar part-time. Full-time samurai though.

Noi avem vreo doua feluri de vant in Biblie: vantul molcom si vantul naprasnic, Iata ce spune: “Inaintea Lui va fi vijelie naprasnica ce va despica muntii si va sfarama stancile, dar Domnul nu va fi în vijelie. Dupa vijelie va fi cutremur, dar Domnul nu va fi in cutremur. Dupa cutremur va fi foc, dar nici in foc nu va fi Domnul. Iar dupa foc va fi adiere de vant lin si acolo va fi Domnul”.

Tot citind aiurea si numai ce nu trebuie, iata ce mi-a fost dat sa descopar foarte recent referitor la vajnicii si paganii piloti kamikaze:

The pilot Ichijima Yasuo (1922-1945), was a devout Christian who belonged to the “Cherry Blossom Church”. […] The 23-year-old Hayashi Ichizo relied on his Christian faith as he embarked on his final mission. Kierkegaard’s theology was central to the anguished soliloquy in which he questioned the meaning of life and death. He carried Kierkegaard’s Sickness unto Death as well as the Bible onto his plane. Singing hymns and reading the Bible became his way of feeling close to his beloved and faraway mother, herself a devout Christian. He was not the only Christian pilot. On the night before his last flight, Kumai Tsuneo urged his comrades to sing hymns together. They chose hymn number 405, whose words ask God to give them strength “until they meet again.” Hagihara Kotaro, one of those who joined Kumai in the singing, survived.

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