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If Jesus Were
by Lori L Moore

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There are certainly Christians on AD and in the world in general to which this does not apply... and then there are others.

If Jesus were a Christian

Would he do the things you do

Would he grapple with his father

And whine and beg like you

 

Would he twist the brilliant ancients

And piss on those who don’t believe

Would he kill his wounded brethren,

with tongues of fire and righteous greed

 

If Jesus were a Christian

Would indignation be so near

When someone dared to question

If his followers were sincere

 

If Jesus were a Christian

Would he act a lot like you

Or would his attitude be different

And his words be always true

 

Jesus was not a Christian

Though if he were the Christ, indeed

The behavior of his un-christlike flock

Makes that difficult to see –

 

And even more so to believe.

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/16/2010
Honest and to the point; nicely done, Lori. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/16/2009
I have not heard it penned quite this way, as usual I am happy to read you again and worried about the state of this world. xx
Reviewed by Carol Grace 10/16/2009
Good poem but I am praying there will be a revival in the Church so that Christians truly become Christ followers. For those of you who will not align yourself with a church because of the hypocrisy, I would encourage you to take a second look--you might want to change denomination or try a non-denominational church, but don't give up on organized religion altogether. The Church does a lot of good in the world and the fact that we are not perfect is no reason for abandoning the faith.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/16/2009
God save us from saviors like this! Pointed and well penned.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/15/2009
Now you are treading into my territory, and sure to become a lightning rod in the process.

That's okay, as an original thinker, you have my praise and I need all the help I can get.

Cheers,

Ron
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/15/2009
Clear-eyed and sadly all too true. God is great... it's us Christians that are the trouble! We have a lot to answer for, that's for sure. The raggle-taggle disciples are a good picture of the Church worldwide... yet, when God moved through them, the power of Christ went with them. There is a great difference between being an open and free-flowing channel/conduit and being a faulty container! xx
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/14/2009
I saw a bumper sticker out here in LA that says: "Keep your values off my rights." This is exactly what you seem to be describing. Well done Lori.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/14/2009
LORI - WELL DONE -

IF HE HADN'T ALREADY RISEN ... HE'D BE TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE!

THE CURRENT TREND SEEMS TO BE MORE LIKE -

"DO UNTO OTHERS - BEFORE - THEY DO UNTO YOU!"

TOM.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/14/2009
perfect ,,,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/14/2009
Lori,
A brave heart you have and a strong mind and these strong, brave words make everyone sit up and examine themselves...the right path is not the path of self-righteousness. Kudos!

John
Reviewed by John Domino 10/14/2009
Good insight!
Yes, just because someone goes into a garage it does not make them a car.
Same as going to church does not make someone a Christian!

Amen!
Reviewed by Jerry Diamond 10/14/2009
Jesus was a Jew

Jerry
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 10/14/2009
I especially like the way your rhythm mirrors the sentiments. Your writing is well honed.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/14/2009
Amen, Lori. -gene.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/14/2009
Lots of truths in this poem, Lori. There are far more hypocrites than true Christians these days me thinks! I believe in God and I pray, but I will have nothing to do with organized religion! These organizations are merely businesses that get rich off the backs of the parishners. The real joke is I was baptized a Roman Catholic. Now where on earth will you find a bigger bunch of hypocrites than them? The Pope lives in a city of gold, and people around the world are starving to death. I don't think that is the way it would be if Jesus were still around. I could rant for days....but I won't...giggle. Really enjoyed your poem.

Anna
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/14/2009
Nobody, not even Christians, are perfect, but I certainly do agree with you that there are many people who call themselves Christians who violate all that the term represents. I am spiritual and I am a Christian in that I believe in those teachings, but I struggle with aligning myself with any church because of the things they teach and the way they "decide" how God intended for things to be. If we are truly Christian, we must learn to accept all people as they are and learn within out heart not to be judgmental.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/14/2009
Yeah, I got ya / As bad as certain "christians" are, Lori, there are other "religions" who are so much worse / Say, if you were to put Allah in the place of Jesus methinks it would work a little better / I don't see too many christians killing their brethren, but I do see plenty of Muslims killing anyone who does not believe in their wretched beliefs. But of course you dared not write THAT poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/14/2009
The behavior of his un-christlike flock
Makes that difficult to see

I often wonder if there are any true Christians even among us anymore.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/14/2009
Well said, Lori.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/14/2009
Impressive, for as you know I am not a Christian (in the sense that although I believe Christ lived and was a great man and a wonderful leader of men and faith but not a God), saying that I must say I too am often amazed at the total hypocristy of those who profess to be followers of Christ and then do, and I don't mean slip up now and then,but do just the opposite of what he stood for. Well done Lori, this one hit home.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/14/2009
Great poem to ponder Lori, thanks a lot, hugs
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/13/2009
LORI, THIS IS A POWERFUL WRITE THAT MAKES A STRONG STATEMENT THAT CHALLENGES CHRISTIANS AND NON CHRISTIANS TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES. DONE SO WELL WITH PHRASES AND IMAGERY THAT SUPPORT YOUR THEME SOLIDLY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/13/2009
Pow, right between the eyes, Lori! Much to ponder in these lines - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 10/13/2009
Bravo{
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/13/2009
Lori This Is Your Z Best Yet...

I Think Word For Un-Christlike Is Hypocrisy...

Keep Em Comen...

TRASK



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