January 1, 1946

On January 1, 1946 as part of the concessions Japan made after losing World War II, Emperor Hirohito of Japan announced that he was not a god and would no longer be answering prayers or performing miracles. Although he did say that if his people did continue to believe in him, with a little yeast and water, he could turn rice into sake.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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