Monday, October 23, 2006

Religion

What do I choose to do? Who do I choose to contradict? Who becomes my enemy?
They say you shouldn't talk about religion and politics.
I was raised to build my life around religion.
A religion that built its essence around Christ, allegedly.
It provides the flavor of Christianity.
It is convincing.
It is embracing.
It is prescriptive.
It is manageable.
It is methodical.
As a representation of Christianity it takes its place.
It holds a grip.
It molds the life.
It shapes a mind.
It conditions the Spirit.
Everything is it's representation to those who merely observe.
Those involved hold up the representation for their own ends.
There is no substance,
For man is the substance
And his works like a mist create a sense of substance.
Those who observe are beholden to those who are involved
Because they are the substance.
The observers seek to the involved for substance,
And are given the vain lives of the involved in return.
They thus feel strengthened,
When they are merely emboldened.
From these emboldened
Come the next group of the involved,
Who carry on the substance
Of the vanity of the last generation
Rooted in nothing but their own conceit.
These so called righteous
Claim the souls of men,
And capture the minds of men,
Passing on the bundle of fleshy death
Wrapped as life.
For this they are heroes.
For this men fight valiantly,
For this men war constantly,
Out of this men plan their destiny
And the destiny of their children
Who will live on to fight.
This is religion.

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