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All the Believers

20 Feb
some friends were asked do you believe in God

in science i believe one replied
--this bringing up a thought that science makes
a piss-poor deity, heartless and fierce

another retorted the universe is the grid
the spaced-out non-answer of the acid-head 

another spat they believed social justice reform
this under a one-world government eye

a concept of God would only get in the way
of worshiping human achievement as god  

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

religious drivel and metaphysical leaps
with political propaganda diatribes

the pseudo-scientific philosophizing trips 
the excuses, the binary issue dance-around

in squandering time with "the maybes" a wasted life


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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.

     
    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      February 22, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      you caught my acrostic

       
      • B. K. Neifert

        February 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

        I think I just interpreted the Logos of the piece. I felt like the question was being asked.

        The only acrostic I see, is “Some” the first two letters making the beginning of the next verse. Am I right?

         
      • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

        February 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

        Look at the poem Crossing Every Border for the acrostic

         
      • B. K. Neifert

        February 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm

        I’ve been looking over your poetry; you’re very skilled.

         
      • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

        February 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm

        Thank you for the compliment

         
  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.

     
  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.

     
    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      February 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts

       
    • Brian Peter Hodgkinson

      February 23, 2022 at 3:27 am

      We are all skeptics if we are wise

       
      • 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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