Clemens See

Clemens See, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

Twain simplistic
Yet profound
Samuel Clemens
Quote renowned
Said of “faith”
“Is believing
In things
You know
Ain’t so”
Is trash
To throw….. Away.

Multiple armed
Have no say
Ocean currents
Are not swayed
By Poseidon
Are not caused
By Pele
Allah’s source
Is Yahweh

El at the top
Of the divine family
Elohim of Canaan
Humanity keeps
Inventing them
Might as well been
P.T. Barnum

Antiquity’s bane
Plagues us still
Over mythology
Today we kill
Never it seems
To get over
That hill

And graduate
Science the guide
Theists hate
When caught
In a lie
They try
To incorporate
As if their deity
Invented science
It is all the apology ……. Of denial.

Mark Twain once famously said, “Faith is believing in things you know ain’t so”. Now mind you I was taking poetic license with this quote. He wasn’t singling out any one religion, but merely criticizing absurd claims.

Then there is the other quote from P. T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born every minute”.

The rest of the poem is basically saying that all gods/god/God/deities are human inventions. But when theists get called out on their absurd claims they suddenly become metaphor, or allegory, and when that does not work, they try to get science to point to their holy book. To me it is all apology to remain willfully ignorant.


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