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All the Believers

20 Feb
some friends were asked
do you believe in God

one replied
I believe in science
(bringing up a thought
that human science 
would make a piss-poor 
and fierce deity)

another retorted
the universe is the balance
(yes, the spaced-out acid-head
non-answer)

yet another spat
I believe in social justice and reform 
under a one-world government
(yep, a concept of God would only get
in the way of worshiping human achievement)  

it's astonishing how much clap-trap
is used when a simple yes or no
would suffice

religious drivel, political propaganda, 
metaphysical baubles, pseudo-scientific
philosophizing 
excuse-making all dancing around
a binary issue

because life is wasted 
in the maybes


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15 Comments

Posted by on February 20, 2022 in Poetry

 

15 responses to “All the Believers

  1. B. K. Neifert

    February 22, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Yes, I believe in God. I believe in Jesus.

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  2. B. K. Neifert

    February 22, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    P.S.

    I’m in the same boat. I’ve looked at all the Gods humans worshipped, and I found only one was ever really any good. So, I hope and pray on Him.

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  3. B. K. Neifert

    February 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I really like this piece. I’ve read in your other poetry you’re a skeptic, but being skeptical of what idols people create, such as science, the universe or social justice… I like that. I think it’s very wise.

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    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      February 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts

      Liked by 1 person

       
    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      February 23, 2022 at 3:27 am

      We are all skeptics if we are wise

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      • B. K. Neifert

        February 23, 2022 at 9:31 am

        It’s often been one of my problems, is that I’ve never been a skeptic. I believed in Santa Claus until I was about eleven. When I found out he wasn’t real, I asked my dad about God, and he said, “No, God is real. And don’t you forget it, or else you won’t go to heaven.”

        I’ve also had direct revelation from God. Seen miracles. I guess skepticism isn’t a luxury for me. I’ve always known God by having faith like a child. I’ve seen Him in many ways. It gets me in trouble a lot, because I make a lot of intuitive presumptions. But, normally, given enough time on a particular thought, I can find the root of it.

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