Sunday, June 10, 2007

In the Name of Religion

In the name of religion
A child is taught to kill.
In the name of religion
A priest seduces a child.
In the name of religion
Millions are tortured and killed.
In the name of religion
Many thieves grow rich.
In the name of religion
People are enslaved.
In the name of religion
Wars are waged.
In the name of religion
Evil reigns.

Religion is man's way
Of seeking God.
Religion is man's way
Of exercising power.
Religion has been called
The palliative of the poor.
Religion has been called
The elixir of the ignorant.
Religion is created by men
For the control of men.
Religion will fail
In its purpose
Because it is of men.

There is one true God
And He seeks us.
He sent His Son
To die for us.
He wants us to know Him
As He knows us.
Not through some priest
Or saint, or pope,
Or statue, or prophet.
But through His Son,
By His Spirit,
In a personal
Relationship
With Him.

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" __ John 14:6

5 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Amen!

Ranando said...

You know we agree on this...

Well done.

Strawberry said...

No other way! :)

MotherPie said...

Great poetry. I just ordered the Gospel of Judas. I love to study the Bible, biblical history, history of power, history in general. Lots of harm has been done in the name of religion.


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bigwhitehat said...

Too often in our world, religion is man's way of breaking the 3'rd commandment.

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