If Your God Is…

If Your God Is:

For A Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike, when diplomatic options still exist

More concerned about transgendered soldiers than collateral damage in Seoul

Speaking the same words about America as Babylonian, Egyptian, and Roman gods said about their rulers

Silent while the world stumbles toward unimaginable suffering

Always looking for someone to blame or kill

Your God isn’t the Judeo-Christian God.  You worship power. At the end of the day, you believe in doing whatever it takes to maintain the chaotic status quo. 

Your god (by your own reasoning):

Would have taken Jesus off the cross

Massacred Pilate and the Roman soldiers

Led a rebellion and revolution against Herod

Stoned the woman caught in adultery

Called down fire against Jesus’ enemies

 Looks nothing like Jesus Christ and the God we meet in the New Testament

1 John 3:18-20
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 

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Food for Thought-Hiroshima Haiku Quintet

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Light sound shadow falls
Falling ash covers my soul
Ground zero burns me

Screams fall from the air
Skin hangs from our bodies too
Red clouds never go away

Plane drops small black bomb
Time stops on Earth and above
Mourning noon and night

Love still walks about
Bandages wrap our new pain
Have you seen my home

War comes home today
I cannot fight the red sky
Glory dreams die hard

-Richard Bryant