we are left adrift in this ocean of stupidity
scramble to stay afloat
to get a gasp of brown air
we gorge ourselves
go to work
repeat what we hear like parrots
have our childish pastimes
die after a life exploited by grafting rulers
the myriad of parasites on the body politic.
when you doubt the witch doctors
you're killed or ostracized
depends on how primitive your country
you can't see no TV shows advancing athiesm
can't hear no politicians admitting the braver stance
can't find no voice
for trillons of unspoken doubts
for the beliefs of the best of us
evolved to want a god
by the killers who have always gone after the free thinkers
and stabbed them through the brain with a sharpened cross
until the gene for the free minded was almost destroyed
paralyzed by our fears of being called crazy by the crazy's
cowards who won't scream at the hypocrites
don't see the disease festering in minds all around us
minds we love and would kill for
we leave diseased, lessened
frozen in the words of ancient, ignorant tribes
who were just trying to describe the world
without the benefit of the empiricists... scientists we trust with our health
our living space
our psychological beleifs
almost . . .
except throwing out the leeching liars
living in the mosques, temples, rectories, etcetera.
crazy ways of ours!!!!
***** The ABOVE POEM WAS Mused up By THE BOOK, THE CASE AGAINST RELIGION... as well as my usual muse, b.
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