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In some quarters
In times past
Kills or killed
Those that do
Did not fit.
Along with a few others
Have members only clubs.
are locked out;
With a one way ticket
Straight to Hell
Doesn’t matter if you are a virgin,
Never drank alcohol,
Never smoked dope,
Always worked hard
Always sacrificed for others
Like a saint.
The solution is to
Cross that street
To the other side
Murderers and rapists
With open arms
To practice redemption.
It doesn’t matter if one
Slips into the old ways
Now and then.
They are always welcome back.
All they have to do is
Ask for forgiveness and believe.
Without a membership card
There is no ticket to heaven
so cross that street
Become a martyr.
Like Costco and Sam’s Club
Have a price.
The end game
“You can’t get into heaven
From one or the other
Depending who you believe.”
Money is not
Always the price.
Sometimes it may be
Why were so many of America’s
Founding Fathers Deists?
Thomas Paine memorized the Bible.
His parents were Quakers.
“Father, forgive them,
for they do not know
what they are doing.”
My Splendid Concubine
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|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|What is this great need to separate ourselves from each other?
Why can we all just join hands in some super-duper dome and have
this magnificent love-in? Why? -gene.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
As Aberjhani says, a thought-provoking write challenging us to come to terms with intolerance and fixed points of view. I have an aunt (Catholic) who firmly believes and will tell anyone after a moment's acquaintance that she as a Catholic "has a special relationship with God" and if you're not of that religion...well tough! She may be very old but her views have filtered down to many others, and that I find disturbing.
Thank you for this excellent poem.
|Reviewed by Aberjhani
|Probably nothing so cripples the world community's chances for lasting peace as intolerance, myopia, xenophobia and the refusal to comprehend more than one's individual personal culture. Thank you for the thought-provoking write.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Speaking the Word and doing the Word two different things, entirely. Look at the glut of "preachers" falling by the wayside ... give Christianity (religion) a bad name, doesn't it? Sad. False prophets in every religion ... scary times.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I never new before what a deist was, but now that I do, that would be my way of thinking, though Buddhism has been my "belief" if you will, I wouldn't...I doubt memorizing the Bible gets one a ticket to heaven, as alot of serial killers seem to know a great deal about God, but look what they do in this life, are they wrong, I would not want to be the one that has to convict them, then sentence them...what would happen if they were right in God's eyes...making those that put them to death the wrong ones...sorry, I ranted a bit here...Ed|