What was he initiated into?
“After witnessing the first test at Trinity, Oppenheimer wrote that some laughed, some cried, and through his mind floated a line from the Bhagavadgita: "I am become death: the destroyer of worlds." His ambivalence towards the use of science for military ends led to his opposition to the development of a hydrogen bomb after the war.”
Consider this from the Mahabharata:
A single projectile
Charged with all the power of the Universe.
An incandescent column of smoke and flame
As bright as the thousand suns
Rose in all its splendor it was an unknown weapon,
An iron thunderbolt,
A gigantic messenger of death,
Which reduced to ashes
The entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas.
The corpses were so burned
As to be unrecognizable.
The hair and nails fell out;
Pottery broke without apparent cause,
And the birds turned white.
After a few hours
All foodstuffs were infected and to escape from this fire
The soldiers threw themselves into streams
To wash themselves and their equipment.
Mmmmm makes you ponder.
As I have allided and eluded, we are the thickos, we are the dolts. The Ancients were very smart lads, though not smart enough not to kill themselves off. Perhaps we’ll be lucky and prove too stultified and stupid to actually get round to it again.
Just a thought.