Dorothy B. Thompson

(Bandon by the Sea, OR, USA)

Children Are Born Atheist - Poem by Dorothy B. Thompson

All children are born atheist
So they've got to be taught
The church will gladly give a list
Of ways to murder thought.
The most important thing to know
That he's a little sinner.
So many dogmas to bestow
To instruct the beginner
Tell each that god will answer prayer,
And miracles are real.
And devils wait to trip and snare
so fight them off with zeal.
Believe this stuff and don't ask why
Never, never reason!
Your priest or preacher is the guy
In charge of all adhesion.
He promises to train each child
So he will never stray,
Must get them early so they're styled
To trust, give, and obey.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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