predawn meditation #1…

predawn meditation_1

three am
and
i’m
contemplating life
that old
woulda’
shoulda’
coulda’
and
then
my thoughts 
turned to
the world
i live in
right now
what if
there were
no religions
no rationale
for
defending
some man-made doctrine
of
righteousness
and
who is righteous
no
umbrella of excuses
for
murdering
another human being
would we be
any more inhumane
than
we are now

 

 

chance of a lifetime…

chance of a lifetime

step right up
and
pick
your god
we’ve got some
with
formal names
like
christ
mohammed
buddha
jethro
just
to name a few
but
there are
a lot more
for you
to
choose from
you might want
to
invest your existence
on
capitalism
communism
nationalism
or
just plain old
narcissism
keep in mind
that
some
come with
an extended warranty
for
everlasting life
while others
offer
return tickets
from
behind the veil
of
death
however
the ftc
has not
validated any of these claims
so buyer beware
also
please note
that
the god selection process
may not
provide you
with
a rational explanation
for
an irrational existence

sermon…

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embers
of hate
fanned
by winds
of lies
how can this
be
a psalm
by
what name
is
your
god
called

questionnaire…

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i helped someone in need
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i tried to help someone in need
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i thought about helping someone in need
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if you do not believe in a divine being would you say that
your behavior on earth has demonstrated a true love
for the tenets described in most religious texts anyway
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all the time
press two for
well every now and then
press three for
i’m not sure
press four for
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