Poetry – God Too

God Too

I’m the power in your sun

The atom and the wind

Giving light its speed

Its colour

And its spin

Arising out of nothing

To make your sunset glow

Organising your bodies

To your neurone flow

I give life its mystery

Creating all the laws

That keep it all in motion

Its perfection

And its flaws

You make me into Gods

Religions and Holy books

But I evade all your

Interpretations of my looks

You will not find me concerned

With how your life should run

Providing you with morals

For what is

Or is not done

I am not a human

Apart from the cosmic flow

I connect you to the mystic

That you cannot know

Your religions try to capture me

As I appear to you all

But I spiral through the words

Of the prayers that you call

Everything you think is real

You create it from the void

And you are doomed

To live the life

With which your dreams have toyed.

Opher 8.2.99

I suppose I think there is some mystery, some mystical element behind the universe. It comes out of nothing in a big bang – from nothing to the universe in a fraction of a second; atoms out of nothing. There is energy flowing through the universe. There is size beyond comprehension. There is infinity and the void from which it comes. There are atoms that cannot wear out and energy that goes on forever. But is there a plan or purpose? Is there a God that is concerned with morals and human destiny? Is there an after-life? That is too human to me; too convenient. If there was a God it is one God; the God of all religions – no one special sect. The morals and the dogma do not hold with the mystical. I ridicule it. Religion is the biggest tyranny. It has held us back for thousands of years, stopping progress, inhibiting ideas, constraining thought, filling us with dread and fear, sin, evil and paradise, Heaven and Hell. It is human concocted rubbish that does not hold up under scrutiny. It merely moves you on to a series of other questions. So what happens after Heaven? Where did God come from? What purpose could there be to eternity? Mysticism I can equate as some flow of energy but religion is a pathetic attempt to explain things that are beyond human imagination and god is a construct. 

4 thoughts on “Poetry – God Too

  1. Exactly the way I feel about a “god”. The only exceptions is on “morals”. I agree they can not be laid down by what is out there but I reckon it is probably our “duty” to set our own moral standards to avoid suffering. But both your poem and text rings very true with me. I also believe sufficiently advanced intelligence can become “gods” – at least in terms of abolishing suffering through technology and improving the condition of sentient beings. So nice to read all this from a similar mind. Sometimes one feels a lone voice in the wilderness, especially in front of the truly awful hard line bible bashers out there. Totally agree with all of what you say.

    1. That’s good to hear Anthony. I agree with you. We do need to have a moral code – I believe we can base it on the best of human nature and nurture it through good questioning education (not brainwashing). Caring, compassion and empathy are the basis of living right – sometimes it seems that is the opposite of what our society and religion is based on. I see all religion as man-made and hypocritical. Religious fanatics are a scourge.

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