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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Beware Racist Ignorance Religiously Justified

with religious propaganda
of the most fundamentalist
half baked semi accurate
dangerous twisted bigoted...

unlearned kind lurks mad potential
for righteous self justified crimes...
racist ignorance religiously justified

such ignorance can really get
in a man's woman's face
be embarrassing when a cultural
rabid fool blown public disgrace...

can demean good people
who do not happen to profess
to or believe in the truth
of the true Christian faith...

'judge not least you yourself be judged'
is a wise policy to remind hard core extremists
get back to basics love covers a multiple of sins
against gentleness self-control there are no laws...

Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Undated draft thoughts written in 1999, draft found and written out in October 2012 on the 16.10.2012.
Consider meditate upon Galatians 5: 23,1 Timothy 1: 9 'We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, ' and Acts 24: 25 'As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, 'That's enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.'

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  • Terence George Craddock (11/3/2012 11:41:00 PM)

    The interesting thing about this poem is the fourth stanza hook,

    can demean good people
    who do not happen to profess
    to or believe in the truth
    of the true Christian faith...

    This is an example from the western perspective of judging other people according to a specific religious viewpoint. If I originated in an Islamic or Hindu culture, the hook would have been the true Islamic or Hindu faith. The point being missed by intolerant believers, and resented by atheists and believers in other faiths being persecuted throughout the world; is true believers of any faith do not judge; they know judgement belongs to God. True believers live a life of tolerance and give love kindness and aid to all in need, regardless of religious belief or the absence of such belief.

    The last stanza is the point of the poem, intolerant believers always miss the obvious, love not hate is what God desires from faithful believers. Free choice demands reason, wisdom, maturity and love for others, not blind hatred; against compassion, kindness, love for others; against gentleness self-control there are no laws.... (Report) Reply

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