Lost Lessons of History

Silence
impenetrable
round gather the flock
intent
keeping secrets
keeping truths
hidden
for should the light shine down
should the reality be unveiled
destruction
repudiation of ideals
centuries in the teaching
spewing hatred
at those who are different
spewing disgust
at those whose voices are risen
in fear
in pain
in confusion…..
while paddles were implemented
boards hurt more than hands
cackle with evil delight
massacre the child
turn them all white…..
disgust churns
while voices rise in disbelief
shouting
louder than the silent cries
no wrong done…..
stand tall
scream your desperation
your flock shall fall.
Your sins will be painted
broad streaks of hate
against expanse of sky
bringing to light
darkest night
sins against all.
Time to tear down
to recreate
a theme
within which
religion has no place.
©Aug. 24/21
Picture is my own
My soul hurts.
More and more graves are being found.
Children are innocents.
They are not the bringers of destruction.
They are not the downfall of all society.
Angry words spoken
people on both sides
how to bring justice forth
when so many players are dead?
It is the institution
the ideology that taught these abuses as right.
Thou shall not commit murder.
The First of the Ten Commandment.
When none can follow the simplest of directives
none can be thought of as teacher.

Hell in a Handbasket

I am fairly confident by now that most everyone is aware of how I feel about organized religion.
All organized religion.
It is the institutions and their policies that I dislike.
The people that are allowed to abuse with impunity being moved hither and yon to protect not the vulnerable but the priests/pastors who perpetrate these crimes.
The horrors done in the name of god makes my lip curl and if this was the wild west guess who would be wearing a black and white hat?
A gunslinger with a conscious and a need to avenge damages done.
Wandered off there a little bit but the point is I dislike religion.
Now saying that one of my regular customers who is so sweet and kind is an associate pastor in my city.
I shop for him ever couple of weeks when he has a lot on his plate.
He has a growing family and given his position it affords him time to spend with his kids as they are growing.
I think this is awesome.
He has been very vocal with regards to getting vaccinated.
That this is how in-house services will be able to recommence by getting vaccinated.
He shows up in my news headlines every so often.
And when he does I read it and I smile because you can feel his genuine caring for his parishioners.
The province did a series of ads to reach out to those who are vaccine hesitant using various pastors and priests to get the message out there.
I think this is awesome.
This is about caring about the wellbeing of the people that you tend to and care for.
This is about not wanting to watch people die and officiating over a funeral where people cannot mourn together.
Where comfort cannot be given.
In other words grow the fuck up get vaccinated and let’s get back to a new version of normality that we are going to be living with.
That is me.
He is much nicer.
Again white hat/black hat kinda gal.
So imagine my surprise this morning when I woke up to another headline about my favorite pastor.
A negative one.
Well rather not a negative article about him but the fallout he has had to face since making the ad.
He is going to hell.
He is horrible.
He is part of the conspiracy.
He took money. (He did not)
How could he sell out his faith like this?
He does not respond with anger.
He has been attacked on his personal FB page to point where he had to change privacy settings.
He does not hang up on people.
He is getting angry and hate filled emails and voice messages.
He feels that openness and talking are the way to go.
I am not so kind.
Everyone has a right to an opinion.
Everyone has a right to voice that opinion.
What everyone does not have the right to do is decide that they and they alone know what their god is telling them and everyone else is wrong.
Wrong.
Wrong.
WRONG!
Christianity at its best.
As long as you do as I say and act as I want my love and adulation is yours.
As soon as you contradict or offer up a differing opinion boom hammer is lowered and you are now a denizen of hell.
Out of all the hate filled messages he received that one really really gets to me.
He is going to hell for believing in protecting those he loves and protects.
He is going to hell for trying to save those around him.
He is going to hell for trying to educate others.
He is straight up going to hell.
What I find funny is that all those who have called and threatened him; all who have stood up and told him he is going to hell might want to sit back on down because hate and vile filled words are the way of satan to paraphrase while love and acceptance is the way of god.
Seems to me that these days it is all ass backwards.
©June 30/21
Picture is my own