RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

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It's not the love of power,
it's the power of love.....(Hendrix)

RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

 

Religion’s killed more people,

than lovin ever did.

But we keep fightin ‘bout it,

who we tryin to kid?

 

You sell your God to me.

I sell some God to you.

Religions killed more people,

so what we gonna do?

 

Don’t believe what I believe,

and I’ll show you the way.

You’ll believe me when you see

the taxes that I pay

 

When you believe what I believe

It’s more real to me.

Just believe what I believe,

and you’ll see what I see .

 

I’m scared of the Catholics,

the Christians and the Jews’,

the Buddhists, and the Baptists

‘n all them Moslems too.

 

Ja Jesus ‘n Allah

And Vishnu he’s so blue’

religions killin people

“n Hindus kill ‘em too.

 

I say we take religion,

‘n chuck it out the door,

and start a new religion,

ONE WORTH FIGHTIN FOR!

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iLuvPoetryJACOB commented on RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

06-22-2010

I was reading through the comments, and it's like a little mini war online, JUST because someone has expressed their opinion with this poem--it's just argument after argument after argument. Religion is a very touchy subject for everyone, and I'm not surprised there have been wars and killings because of it (despite how horrible and unnecessary they were). I do not believe in God, and am not very fond of the way the Bible tells people HOW TO LIVE, but I keep an open mind and tolerate my friends when they fight with me to MAKE ME believe and WORSHIP God. I can sympathize with the way they feel.......... lol, I forgot it was kind of a touchy subject for ME, too, because I have so many conflicting thoughts and opinions on the subject. :) Well, it was a great poem, a bit daring to post it, in my opinion, because so many people are so touchy with this subject. A ten from me; you did great expressing your opinion. --Natalie.

captaininsight

08/29/2010

without risk we have no gain .

cousinsoren commented on RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

03-04-2010

Well, I like to think that I am a religious Roman Catholic free-thinker. I have found a way to reconcile my catholocism with my free-thihking by expungingw what I judge to be useles and evil in organized relifgions. There are a few vialuable virtues left after I had done my eliiminations. However,I am not bothered by the "atheism???" of this powerful and grand piece.I find its colloquialiam perfectly fascinating, boldly conversational and , controversial, and appropriate to the theme.

jesusfreake commented on RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

11-29-2009

nice rhythm to this, but overall the whole message i do not wish to put much thought into, however i will agree that religion isnt something we should live for...I'd rather live for that real and personal RELATIONSHIP with my God that i serve by my own will. Very thought provoking indeed and i must say that no love can be achieved by ur own will unless it is forced and has become a robotic habit, but i do suppose that this is just my opinon.....nice poem..

captaininsight

11/29/2009

Thanks for the read and for your input .

jesusfreake

12/15/2009

I must take back this comment...i see now what u stand against...it is not religion, it is the action that religious people commit in the name of their religion..i am sorry for all comments i made that said otherwise..this is really my last comment to u I promise to leave u alone as u wish

captaininsight

12/16/2009

That's quite alright. I'm happy you get it and thanks for taking the time to understand, I'll be reading you.

Stryx commented on RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

11-29-2009

I understand - but we don't need another religion to kill for. Let's just learn to Live - together in mutual respect. We don't even have to love. Just honor and respect one another.

captaininsight

11/29/2009

....again , precisely my point.

Teardrops commented on RELIGION'S KILLIN PEOPLE!

11-28-2009

if it was that easy to start all over again with what we know now maybe alot of the hate and wars would never have happened wonderful poem , full of passion and true life

captaininsight

11/28/2009

Oh Teardrops, if only that were true. We can't change our beginnings , but we can change our ending and maybe with a poem. Thanks for the read and taking time to care.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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