Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,822 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

5 'Religious' Limericks.... [some 2006 thoughts of an agnostic humanitarian (me) ]


1

Who, In Their Right Minds, Would Waste So Much Time?


God may have made the Earth “way-back-when”;
there may be no real end.....to God’s ken.
But I would be wary
to call the dictionary....
an act of God instead of “crazy” men.

(February 2006)


2

Life After Death For Apes?

Orangutan died in its zoo cell.
I wonder, “Do big apes go to Hell?
Do they Heaven reach?
Or do some go to each, ....
or (I believe) just to dust from gel? ”

(February 13,2006)


3

Therefore I Became And Still Am An Agnostic

Four decades past, I still went to church.
Then maturing thoughts left me in a lurch.
Zion Church would not bend,
and Hell I could not defend.
AND....I’d no faith in a prayer search.

(February 18,2006)


4

The Easy Way Is Not Always The Best Way

Cartoon portrayed a rebellious salmon.....
passing those who upstream were jammin’.
His sign said “Go With The Flow”,
but, as most of you know,
“flow” can corrupt though you reach mammon.

(February 22,2006)



5
It’s Not Much But It Makes Me Feel Better

Come tomorrow I may spend a grand,
sitting, writing checks, I’ll make my stand ….
against AIDS and poverty,
and inequality,
and loss of Nature. I lend a hand.

(February 25,2006)

Submitted: Friday, November 15, 2013


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i had trouble saving this in the computer. was Someone trying to tell me something? ?

as for #1....i guess the dictionary serves a good purpose, but, REALLY, have you taken a good look at one recently? (i have a big paper one i still use when away from computer.)
there is so much i don't need to know and i'm sure few people have any idea of all the stuff stuffed into a big dictionary. if God created things, He/She/It could have made life simpler if there was one 'simple' language for all humans to speak/write and we would know the language when born.

as for #2....if i DID get to Heaven (or, more likely, Hell) i think i would enjoy seeing apes and other animals and plants. well, i guess Hell is not supposed to be enjoyable. but there might be poison snakes and poison ivy in Hell.

as for #3.....besides my belief in dinosaurs and 'evolution' not agreeing with my church's teachings, i also could not (did not wish to) believe in a God who (though 'loving' etc.) would cause/allow so much pain and destruction among humankind.

as for #4.....i don't remember exactly what i was thinking as i wrote this one. was i the 'rebellious salmon' or did i think 'believers' were? ? anyway, the mass of salmon were swimming and jumping against the current to reach the spawning areas (and then die, so i've heard, after doing fish-sex) . The rebellious salmon was taking the easy way (or suggesting it) which would be swimming with the water flow away from the spawning areas. 'jammin''=jamming. i meant crowding and pushing upstream, but i guess it could refer to 'dancing' their way(s) upstream.

as for #5......i especially support pro-choice groups, and a feed-the-hungry group (to feed americans in need) (no offense meant toward the hungry in other countries!) . :)

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  • Gold Star - 14,380 Points John Westlake (11/5/2014 5:03:00 PM)

    1. A lot of work went into writing the first dictionary's Bri. The most notable in English history is the one written by Dr Samuel Johnson published in April 1755. Though it was not exactly the first of its kind, it is one that was considered the most important at the time. He spend 8 years getting it sorted out. As far as I know, He was not crazy.

    2. Already commented on previously. But in your note, poison snakes? ? Don't you mean poisonous snakes? ?

    3. Arguing about religious beliefs with those who of any religion is normally pointless as you can't get them to listen. Why so much pain and suffering on earth? ? If you ask the religious, they'll often tell you that it's a test sent be the the creator etc.

    4. Mammon /ˈmæmən/, in the New Testament of the Bible, is material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell. Not quite what you'd be meaning I'm sure, but maybe you did meant it this way. Some fish do seem to dance through the water and maybe they enjoy it. I have never asked a fish so I can't tell you. The rebellious salmon was probably eaten by a bear and it disagreed with it.

    5. They say that charity begins at home and many will just look to their own countries and in a way it's fair enough. I know what you were meaning so it's all good. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/9/2014 2:45:00 PM)

    .besides my belief in dinosaurs and 'evolution' not agreeing with my church's teachings, i also could not (did not wish to) believe in a God who (though 'loving' etc.) would cause/allow so much pain and destruction among humankind........................... My sentiments, almost. I think if you study the Old Testament you may find that Yahweh (God) was far from being a loving, caring God. Again I enjoyed the humour. Limerick five is most commendable. (Report) Reply

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