Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

'Freedom 31/10/09 - Poem by Margaret Alice

Decided never to make fun of people
who act with integrity, regardless of
their belief system

Never repress any creed, honour all
devoted to their beliefs and tolerant
of other systems

Incapable of joining any group as all
insist on an exclusive truth, making
all others wrong

Atheists are just as intolerant and
prejudiced as official religion in
the Middle-Ages

I reject zealot propaganda trying to
unite all churches, just like I reject
atheist propaganda

Calling religion a bad smell and holy
books a waste of time, implying
spiritualism is inferior

Everybody is right at the same time,
right is relative and contextual

Is the highest right; the effect of beliefs
on people is eye-witness evidence of
lode-star ideals

I offer you the FREEDOM I want for myself
I respect your right to believe anything
free from persecution

Do not criticize or persecute me…

(Persecution of Christians in Communist regimes
produced true believers, while religious freedom in
the West produces existential pain - let’s go for it,
create hell on earth and enjoy it!)

Finished reading a book by Anita and Peter
Deyneka “A Song in Siberia - The True Story
of a Russian Church that could not be silenced”
Collins, London,1978

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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