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God is Dead
by Mark A. Rockeymoore
Sunday, May 29, 2005
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God is dead

Said the philosophers
I didn't understand
At first
But now I do
Because responsibility
Belongs to me
And you
Nothing can be blamed
On any agent
Outside of
I am responsible for me
You are responsible for you

Why are children born rich
And poor
Why is that man blind
That woman doomed to sickness and
If God were real
Would she allow these things to happen
People ask

God is dead

Which is the reason why
My future is up to me
My past was all my choice
My present my creation
No matter what lies I try to tell
What illusions I cultivate
No one is responsible for me
Exept for

God is dead
I said

And now there is only

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You have no illusions. I came to that conclusion reading Sarte lomg ago. If more of us existed, the world would be a much better place. There would be no, 'God's will', and other excuses for our bad behavior.

Bravo for saying it.

Reviewed by Linda Hill
No dear poet...God is not dead. He lives in me.

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
God has given us choices - I've actually written something on that - CHOICES. He does live in us - but the choices we makes are ours - our responsibilities.

God bless,

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

The poem, "God is Dead" ignites the engine of creation.

I enjoyed the warmth of this fireplace.

Wouldn´t it be fair to know the word before we talk about it?

Long Blissful Life, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I can see why you may think this, but God is NOT dead; He is very much alive! I know he is!

Good write!
Reviewed by Dave Harm
The greatest gift God gave us was choice... I, too, ask these questions, but I never doubt the presence of a God... this realm of existence is about suffering and was modeled by Jesus Himself... the ones who suffer the must, doubt the least...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
It is truly amazing how you show us God is alive in our "Self's" therefore, placing full responsibility of all that happens on self and on one else.
Reviewed by jude forese
god is dead when our souls are no longer alive ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore
A god bound by your limitations would be dead indeed.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Resopnsibility is ours, yes, and it has always been that way whether we believe in God or not. We are given life and what we do with it is up to us. Perhaps we even have the power to make ourselves sick or well. Certainly, most of our suffering is brought on by our attitude toward our circumstances moreso than by the actual circumstance. Personally, I don't think that I have to stop believing in God to take responsibility for my life or my actions. It is comforting for me to believe that where my strength and ability ends, His begins. I suppose it is all subjective, but for me, I can take responsibility and still feel a comfort in my heart that when I leave this place, He will fulfill the promise of a better place and eternal life through love. Again, it is a matter of attitude...This makes me feel positive and good, why would I wish to believe something that makes me feel any other way?
Take care,
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