Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Cause if one love is right

Then the other is wrong

Their plastic messiahs sing songs
Of redemption

Paving their paths in some divine direction Injection of faith

Like a drug

Settle down

They’ll sedate a smile right out of that frown Facedown

On the road leading out of this town
You don’t know where you’re going,
All you’ve got is the ground
And the earth in your ears that is blocking the sound
Of a thousand beloved as their soul you impound

All you’ve got is the ground

The crusade for hatred, the veil growing thin
The mask of the righteous not hiding their sin
And within their own reaches
The Son they revere
Is watching the downfall of all he held dear
What’s been done unto others
Is travesty black
And the love between brothers
Is starting to lack
An attack
On the life so in death we are safe
Though the means with the morals are starting to chafe

So the golden bell tolls on the day of the dead
And the wicked are sent to repent for blood bled
But what if those waiting to fulfil this dread
Are but insects and animals waiting for bread?

This senseless betrayal would all be for naught
This dogged devotion would all be forgot
The music eternal just numb white sound

All you’ve got is the ground
All you’ve got is the ground



this piece about those who use religion, specifically Christianity, as an excuse for hatred and discrimination. It started off in my anger over the abuse and misuse of the phrase "Christian morality" as an argument against gay marriage, and moved on to encompass the general hypocrisy of the far Christian right.

Don't reprimand me for taking the Lord's name in vain when you're touting Jesus Christ as a pretext for violence and injustice. I just don't understand what's so difficult to grasp about love.



I made a post about gay marriage for you. check it out and let me know what you think.

live it.

Anonymous said...

yeahh, its so harrd. I just believe dat in the end LOVE will conquer all!

Kit said...

religion, which ever it is, when used for any other reason than for personal growth and enlightenment, is in my books a misuse. religion is something personal and intimate. i love this post a lot. thanks for writing it.

khalel said...

Indeed Josh, True Love will Conquer All.

@kit, thanks for appreciating it. c",)