(ode to Act 5 Scene 5) “Out Out Brief Candle” skeptic’s version.

“Out Out Brief Candle” , By Brian37(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

To-deities, and to-gods, and to-God
Creeps in this petty tyrant from day to day
Until the extinction of humanity new ones will be invented
And all of our yesterday’s Gods have been created by fools
The way to tribal death. Out out brief myth
Claims are but a walking shadow, a poor reflection
That struts it’s narcissism upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told be the credulous, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

Anyone who has read MacBeth knows this line. Keep in mind the meaning is completely different in the play than what I have written here. The line in the play is about having everything and blowing it, especially the love of your life as MacBeth blew it in the play.

My take is about the skepticism of all god/God/deity claims in our species history. But especially the tribal way humans will hide behind ANY god and threaten others with it. I know in reality all 8 billion humans will not give up god belief. I accept that. But I do not accept the hate and violence people do and justify it with religion.

I think most humans are decent people. But I do hate how religion is used far to often to divide humanity.

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