12/23/2009                                                                                       View Comments

A Challenge To A Ghost

The God of Summer Skies -- Rorschach Test VersionImage by onkel_wart via Flickr
by Michael

I opened the mind I have today
And I stopped Praying when I saw it was just the same
It got me thinking what is up above
Its your God and its not the God of mine
The Problem of Suffering, yeah
The Problem of Competence
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind
Yet the brain is of the devil,
and its requests denied
Its need for nourishment is not from communion
But from the words of Jefferson, Spinoza, and not men of faith
This is a cry to all
Think about the harm
The young ones trapped in chains
Walking on eggshells
Poisoning the Brain
All you need is faith but is not true that what you can't know can harm you
Faith the chain of the mind
The shunt to progress
The poor give hardily
The Rich Prosper
Churches grow grander
The Poor grow hungrier
All to waste to the eyes of God
You should be ashamed
Your Flock is crooked
I believe I heard a promise
To prevent that
Do you care to cash in on it
Or do you exist at all
People please decide
Unless you are as corrupt as you seem

6 comments:

webmdave said...

Assume for a moment that there is a heaven. Do you think that atheists who have it in their hearts to really help the poor and unfortunate and go and do likewise will go to heaven or someone who just *says* they love God? Hmm... methinks the former, because if people don't care about those they see, it doesn't matter whether or not they believe in God.

webmdave said...

the thought of an unexpecting christian stumbling into this site and subsequently deconverting and saving themself from the madness of xistianity truly deeply brings joy to my heart

webmdave said...

Almost 20 million children die each year from hunger. Little innocent children, many of whom have never heard of the Christian god. Perhaps he would save them if he heard them praying? Joke!#

To satisfy the world's sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year.

The assets of the world's three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.

Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger

It is estimated that some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year.

The following are stats for America, the World's most Christian country:

In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children.

The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition among pregnant women. The U.S. ranks 23rd among industrial nations in infant mortality. African-American infants die at nearly twice the rate of white infants.

One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.

If god can't even look after his own, what chance does the majority of humanity have when it's never even heard of the Christian god?

webmdave said...

But, but, but, [insert random theological excuse here...]

webmdave said...

Very creative, and to the point. "the churches grow grander and the poor grow hungrier".....you said well right there. Keep writing!

webmdave said...

"To satisfy the world's sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year."

A great project for the ladies in 2010, to give up perfume and solve the world's hunger and sanitation problems.

About as likely as getting the men to give up professional sport, though that would probably raise more.

Reason's greetings,

David