Are you religious..?
There are concepts people have about being ‘religious’.
Religious means – for some – being unnatural, stern, overly-serious, bland, carrying an air of superiority and so on…
Not their cup of tea.
It consists of – or ranges from – ‘old’ ladies and knitting needles, to – out of their heads fanatics who slaughter the innocent.
Or uninteresting ‘vicars’ to whom they pass the tea.
Religion of course can mean many different things to many different people.
A stern voice, a loud voice, a soft whispering voice, a timid masking voice, a hifalutin voice or no voice at all – ‘we don’t speak – we are religious’ kind of thing. Vows of silence etc.
Religion is the ‘Opium of the People’ according to Mr. Marx. I suggest therefore that it numbs us to the real thing.
As fashion changes with each generation so too does everyday ‘philosophies’. Everyone has their own ‘philosophy’ in living everyday life, (making no attempt to use the word philosophy correctly or exactly), trusting that you get my gist.
Bearing in mind the real thing and the false, I wrote the poem below. For real acceptable ‘religion’ see James chapter 1 verse 27.
The failure of false religion in whatever form is what I speak of in the following poem:
A POEM (2015)
I have no use for it…
No time for it…
It’s full of striving and strife
It’s empty of life
It’s man’s corporate effort of mind
To comprehend – to try to find
But religion pure and properly defined
Brings with it action and being so kind
Fatherless and widows benefit most
From removal of their affliction by their host
Religion however can be man’s word
The definition of which is lost, becoming absurd
It can reek of anything from violence to spookiness
It means a million things, all kinds of ‘choosiness’
It’s a word for ‘faiths’ the world over
That can be simply systems – with no make-over
Religion is not a word I would choose
To describe what I have, to remove – my blues
Relationship is better, yes that better describes
The change it has brought in many lives
So if you’re looking for relIgion, you’ve come to the wrong place
I don’t recommend it, a lot of it’s a disgrace
But if you want internal peace revelation and rest
Then I recommend Jesus, yep you know what’s next:
He’s the best.