Treasure Island

Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Limerick For A Startled Atheist


An atheist secular humanist
Preferred proof to faith its antithesis,
When shocked the poor sod,
Would exclaim, 'Oh my non-god! '
Invoking a greater empirical connectedness.

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Danny Draper 26/10/2013

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  • Kevin Patrick (11/10/2013 10:40:00 PM)

    I don't use this often but lol, this brought a rich smile on my face, as a fence sitter on matters of the divine and spiritual I would have to profane Oh my don't know, but this rolls off well to. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/30/2013 1:04:00 AM)

    As Diana has rightly put it, the expression 'Oh my non god' doesn't easily glide down our tongue! After reading a series of 'dry' and weighty philosophical poems, this has brought a smile! ! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (10/25/2013 9:09:00 PM)

    Good idea, but 'Oh my non-god! ' doesn't roll off the tongue. Descartes would just say 'Oh my! ' (Report) Reply

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