Religious zealots, talk of God’s great love
but what they believe in is his unconditional hatred
of those he chooses to hate.
Funny how their God always
hates the same things they do.
God doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook account
but they do and it’s where these bash gays and liberals.
I wonder why God would hate what he created with
his supposed unconditional and boundless love.
These zealots claim God helps those who help themselves.
I say it’s what they help themselves to
and who they harm while helping themselves
that really is what matters.
Some preachers focus on the coming apocalypse
instead of working to create a better here and now.
These preachers have absolutely no need
to buy insurance as they’re already dead.
Their concept of God is a murderous psychopath
who will torture you forever if you don’t agree to be his BFF.
My response to that line of thinking is
“You and I read the Bible very differently.”
God or at least my God doesn’t instruct me to hate anybody.
I prefer a faith of love and understanding
that doesn’t preach condemnation.
But I guess it’s much easier to keep converts
in line with fear than with love.
Racism, homophobia, bigotry,
xenophobia and misogyny
all have historic roots in religion.
These issues wouldn’t be in America without
religious zealots and their God of hate.
We would be so much further ahead,
socially, scientifically and intellectually,
in the world than we are currently.
You’ve heard the “my cross to bear” expression.
Think of the cross as an opportunity.
Use that opportunity to spread a faith of love.
You and everyone you meet in life
will happier and blessed and our short stay
on this planet can be a taste of Heaven
instead of a Hell on Earth. Peace.
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ~ Garrison Keillor