Chinedu Dike

Gold Star - 218,022 Points (Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.)

The Evil Face Of Religion - Poem by Chinedu Dike

Since the dawn of humanity, the annals
of Religion are littered with awful tales.
Sacred scriptures have blessed lives -
and maimed them.

Sophistic doctrine breeds dreadful hostility.
Often, where Religion is strong - cruelty
reigns; as fanatics under 'total submission'
commit atrocities through blind devotion.

A close look at religious democides
suggests jamborees of genocides -
bloodlettings from which Atheism
recoils in its state of ungodliness.

On the faith mission to fulfill a divine goal,
Religion is torn between good and evil.
Slaying from age to age in the name of God,
hands of zealots are left defiled with blood.

Topic(s) of this poem: religion

Form: Quatrain


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The evil menace of Religions

Comments about The Evil Face Of Religion by Chinedu Dike

  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (3/13/2020 7:03:00 AM)

    No religion asks its followers to kill or harm followers of other religions. We, the followers sometimes stretch the commandments of religion to the extent that suit our requirements. That's when the trouble begins. Otherwise, religions and their preachers were peaceful. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(3/13/2020 9:39:00 PM)

    Hi Khairul, thanks for your witty perspective. Remain enriched.

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  • Anjandev Roy (2/29/2020 10:50:00 PM)

    Profound piece. Great to read. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(3/1/2020 4:42:00 PM)

    Hi Roy, Thanks for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (2/16/2020 6:01:00 PM)

    As you say, religion is often a divisive force in the world. Each of the 3 monotheisms-Judaism, Christianity, Islam- believes that they alone are right and the others are wrong. Particularly Islam, I think, after reading a book on ISIS
    or just IS. A stimulating poem encapsulates all of this.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(2/17/2020 4:27:00 AM)

    Hi Michael, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed, sir.

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (2/2/2020 2:59:00 PM)

    Religious leaders want people to believe that, one's own religion is the only true religion or is a superior religion. I think this theory is a barrier to peace and harmony. In the midst of 12st century, some parents refuse to allow their children to learn about other religions in school. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(2/2/2020 4:30:00 PM)

    Hi Rosie, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (1/21/2020 6:26:00 PM)

    Religion is begat by people for the masses. Inherently, it is selfish, denying a place for unbelievers. History shows it is not benign.

    Thanks for your comments.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/22/2020 9:57:00 AM)

    Hi Fran, thanks for your insightful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/11/2020 11:27:00 PM)

    No body has faith in God. All believe in religions only. God is different from all religions and from their promoters.
    Very good poem Chinedu. Open truthful words there. Liked 10+
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/13/2020 11:19:00 AM)

    Hi Kesav, thanks for your insightful comment. Remain blessed.

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  • Panagiota Romios (11/9/2019 4:24:00 PM)

    Here in the US! The new god is Congress, secularism and the murder of babies.
    I know of no violent religion here" Our gov, meaning Congress, is thene god.
    They have no room for the true God.Religuous torture was in the Inquistion..
    Powerful Poem.
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    Chinedu Dike(11/9/2019 4:41:00 PM)

    Thank you for your insightful appraisal of the piece.
    Remain enriched...................

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  • Panagiota Romios (11/9/2019 4:23:00 PM)

    Here in the US! The new god is Congress, secularism and the murd of babies.
    I know of no violent religion here" Our gov, meaning Congress, is thene god.
    They have no room for the true God.Religuous torture was in the Inquistion..
    Powerful Poem.
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    Chinedu Dike(11/9/2019 4:40:00 PM)

    Thank you for your insightful appraisal of the piece.
    Remain enriched.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/2/2019 12:03:00 AM)

    The evil face of religion...
    Religion need not but is always used to divide mankind..
    spirituality unites..
    The evil face of religion is well exposed here
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/3/2019 5:16:00 PM)

    Thanks for your insightful comment, Aniruddha. Remain enriched.

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  • Tom Allport (9/26/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    A sad fact those that believe have always been vulnerable to those that wish to control. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(9/27/2019 11:03:00 PM)

    Hi Tom, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Paul ButtersPaul Butters (9/16/2019 11:09:00 AM)

    Sadly this is all too true. Religion has too often been used to control people rather than lead them to better ways. There is of course a Good side to faith but....... (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(9/16/2019 4:31:00 PM)

    Poignant and insightful appraisal of the poem. Thanks for your comment and do remain enriched.

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (7/16/2019 3:53:00 PM)

    God is of compassion, love and peace,
    not revenge, war or pain! .. Thank you for
    sharing! .. Ever so many
    10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! .......................+++++
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(7/17/2019 5:32:00 PM)

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (6/13/2019 11:48:00 AM)

    It all boils down to greediness.
    But we have to give credit to those who used
    religion to help and unify people. People that have been
    battered by the harshness of life and through religion
    they were given a new lease of life.
    A poem of great depth.
    Wonderfully written.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(6/13/2019 8:21:00 PM)

    Hi Rose, thanks for your beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (6/13/2019 11:37:00 AM)

    A powerful and perceptive write on religion.
    Yes, religion is torn between good and evil.
    Some have used it to have power over people
    consequently taking control of their lives for
    personal agrandizement.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(6/13/2019 8:13:00 PM)

    Thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem, Rose. Remain blessed.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/29/2019 3:34:00 PM)

    Religion, politics, economic institutions....we humans create them all and stain them with our own greed and misguided notions. A thoughtful poem reminding us to keep vigil against our vices. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(5/30/2019 9:34:00 AM)

    Hi Savita, thanks for your insightful comment. remain enriched.

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  • Luz HanaiiLuz Hanaii (5/18/2019 8:57:00 PM)

    Well penned and accurate. I agree, so much pain and suffering in the name of religion. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(5/18/2019 10:46:00 PM)

    Thanks for your insightful comment, Luz. Remain blessed.

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  • Matt Ancient (4/28/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    Religion has done a lot of good yet one cannot ignore the woes it has brought to human society, (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(4/28/2019 8:41:00 PM)

    Thanks for your insightful appraisal of the piece. Remain enriched, Matt.

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  • Bonaventure OnuabuchiBonaventure Onuabuchi (4/18/2019 7:26:00 AM)

    When I think of the issue being treated by this poem, I do think that this was world would be a better place if we shun all sorts of Religion. Religion which should be one source of peace and harmony for mankind happens to be a bane of our peaceful cooperation. It's quite disheartening that forks who have supernatural beings they believe in and worship as God/gods are giving atheists reasons to believe they are on the right trail (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(4/19/2019 4:46:00 AM)

    Hi Bonaventure, Thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Nancy ChambersNancy Chambers (3/6/2019 10:23:00 AM)

    Another great poem. Enjoyed it (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(3/7/2019 9:31:00 AM)

    Hi Nancy, thanks for your kind words of encouragement.

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  • C Faustino (2/17/2019 12:20:00 PM)

    Religion is just one excuse for humankind's brutality, as is politics, greed, national interests, etc. Humans' capacity to distort anything good to so many evil is the root cause of all miseries in this world. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(2/17/2019 9:08:00 PM)

    Hi Chito, thanks for your insightful comment. Remain enriched.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, July 15, 2019


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