Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Biblical poems, are much more interesting, would you like some more?

I read the Bible.
I searched for the evidence.
I couldn't find it.

They said, "Just have faith".
That didn't make any sense.
I couldn't believe.


The problem with faith,
it's unfalsifiable,
thus self-deceiving.

Religions use faith.
I prefer to use reason.
More reliable.

Reason tells me that
without evidence there's no
reason to believe.

If that were not so,
why should I not just believe
you are mistaken?

If you tell me your
faith is based on evidence,
that would be knowledge.

If you say you know,
but cannot demonstrate it,
why should I believe?

If your evidence
is vague or inconclusive,
then why be certain?

Belief should only
align with the evidence
and go no further.

If you are not sure,
it is ok to have doubt.
That is honesty.

If you say you have
some conclusive evidence,
then why not share it?

My one last request,
please leave comments in Haiku.
Thank you for reading.

9 comments:

  1. I am so pleased now
    To be well out of "The Truth"
    The air is so pure

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    1. "The Truth" as so called,
      is a label not yet earned.
      Seek reality.

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    2. Reality yes
      see outside the big bubble
      release yes release.

      the snakes that I see
      I do not hear them converse
      they do not have legs.

      Afloat in their Ark
      they tried hard to get some sleep
      Lions killing sheep.

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    3. It's just perspective.
      The bubble only looks big
      when you are inside.

      When viewed from outside,
      the bubble they feel safe in
      is instead a cage.

      Delete
  2. Steve, how can you expect to come to truth through the devilish verse of the haiku? Surely you must know that only true Hebrew parallelism can bring you truth? The haiku is repeatedly condemned in scripture. Here are just a few examples (all taken from the Modern Polemic Version).

    "The fool says in his heart, “I shall speak in haiku.”
    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
    there is none who does good."

    "Little children, keep yourselves from haikus."

    "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and seek haikus."

    "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless haiku they speak."

    "Our God is in the heavens;
    he does all that he pleases.
    Their haikus are but words,
    the work of human hands.
    They have words, but do not speak;
    thoughts, but do not explain.
    Those who make them become like them;
    so do all who trust in them."

    "And the world is passing away along with its haikus, but whoever does the will of God abides forever."

    "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened by haikus. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for haikus resembling the words of mortal men.
    ...
    They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the haiku rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!"

    "If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles or haikus, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

    Those verses speak for themselves, and there are more where they came from. The Modern Polemic Version is readily adaptable to any new and dangerous heresy. How can you not accept this as Truth?

    Judgement looms for you now, but just remember the words of Peter: "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your haikus, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Think what Holy Spirit gifted verses you could be producing if you weren't intent on denying Christ with your godless haikus.

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    1. Who dares to comment
      in verse heretofore unknown?
      Unacceptable!

      I became weary
      defending orthodoxy
      The jacket was tight

      Join the enlightened!
      Set your mind free and embrace
      Your inner haiku

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    2. Lo, a parable
      Haiku is no strain or trap
      Merely cunning verse

      In Zeus truly live,
      in him indeed our being,
      Prime mover is he.

      Such words Paulos spoke
      Quoting free from ancient Greek
      Go and do likewise

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  3. Indoctrination
    so stifles reality
    do you not agree?

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    1. All that the mind wants
      To live without restrictions
      To be authentic

      Delete

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