Hudibrastic verse on woo,
superstitious folk like you.
Christian’s Jehovah, an Almighty God,
capricious and cantankerous clod;
and, so far
as I can tell,
Christian often is as well.
dogma, the god-fearing fogey
fathom the nature of that Bible Bogey.
Is it a
father, his son, and an apotropaic ghost too?
should be obvious that’s ridiculous woo.
Christians claim this god, in its Empyrean lair,
omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent and fair,
the unresolved problem of theodicy,
is eristic, Christian idiocy.
The Jew’s Yahweh, that
meshuggeneh, the jerk,
set Jews strict rules
on when to work,
how to dress, and what to sup or
and giving baby boys the snip.
The myths of Bronze
Age, goat-herding nomads,
metaphorically, by the gonads.
The Moslem’s Allah, a
fierce great djinn,
demands under ‘Islam’,
Apostasy is treated
just like a crime;
they’ll threaten to
kill you, to keep you in line,
and if you dare draw
Mohammad in a comic cartoon,
there’ll be riots and
killings from here to Khartoum.
Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and
Mormon, and Scientologist,
Confucianist, Shintoist, and Taoist
Spiritualist, Wiccan, and the New
Ager into woo.
Yea, verily, those of each and
are mired in the miasma of
from the Bronze Age up to modern times,
the Arctic down to tropical climes,
inspired theology that’s unsubstantiated twaddle,
on what an
invisible and silent god’ll
its inscrutable, eschatological plan,
but all the
gods were made in the image of man.
should yours be the one true faith,
in a magic,
without evidence, is just plain crazy,
stupid, or thoughtlessly lazy.
evolution happens, it’s due to Natural Selection,
derives no purpose, at a theistic god’s direction.
evidence is we have just this one life,
its pleasures, challenges, toil, and strife.
beings we evolved our moral sensibility
selfishness, lust, and venality.
misunderstands, and so invokes the supernatural,
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