Don't hit me with your Bible!


Don’t hit me with your Bible.

Don’t smack me with your Qur’an.

What you have are Holy Scriptures,

Not a magic wand.



There are many views.

And different thoughts on many texts.

I’ll read your message,

But take note of what your heart reflects.



Don’t stab me with your Torah,

And take that eye for that eye.

Too often your sweet revenge,

Is embittered by tears that the innocent cry.



Don’t cast a spell on the infidel,

As you demean, offend, and foretell,

The visions of his torture in hell.

Surely you can better serve him well.



Don’t just commit to memory,

Scriptures as a tool,

To prove that your brother man,

Is lacking and just a fool.



Don’t become as sounding brass,

Speaking without empathy.

Don’t be the “tinkling cymbal”,

Lacking compassionate sympathy.



The smartest asked the wisest,

“What is the greatest law?”

The Wisest answered,

“Love and hold our God with awe.”



“Love your neighbor as yourself.

Love each sister and brother.

This is the LAW that I give to you,

You WILL love one another!”



Countless times it is written.

Countless times, it’s been said.

But the oceans’ waters rise,

From tears cried for the dead.



“And now abideth faith,

Hope and charity.”

But know that it is charity,

That’s the greatest of these three.



As a sister loves her brother,

As a child loves its mother,


"As I loved you,

        so you too,

                    love one another."


~Micky Dee~


Jesus and the Law:

“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6:5).

“This is the greatest and first commandment.

The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Leviticus 19:18).

There is no other law or rule to trump this commandment from Jesus.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Much love and respect to you Micky and your freedom to interpret.;)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

You must know I share your opinion in this matter...

"But the oceans’ waters rise,

From tears cried for the dead."

Yes!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I shall “Love and hold our God with awe.” for I am simply a speck of sand in an ocean. Thank you brother man for posting this I to share your opinion. We must LOVE our God with all our hearts and minds as well as our fellow man/woman/child. Peace my friend.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Amen brother! Peace!! Tom and Justin


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rpalulis 5 years ago from NY

Thanks Micky, for another refreshing hub full of wonderful scriptures and powerful message.

Thought of you today as there was a big bike race going on in the town I live.

God bless you, Rob.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

"Don’t just commit to memory,

Scriptures as a tool,

To prove that your brother man,

Is lacking and just a fool."

I especially liked this part. It happens too often.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Countless times it is written.

Countless times, it’s been said.

But the oceans’ waters rise,

From tears cried for the dead."

We do not learn fom our mistakes, nor from the teachings of our Lord, and time mounts with these tragedies as the ocean shares the depth and taste of our tears.

Bless you, Rob.


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Those who think they are better than other because they hold the best and the truth, seem keep forgetting about being humble and respectful to others. Holier than thou attitude never fails to degrading their own religion.So sad!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I have to wonder how many times I'll think that you've out done yourself. Keep it up, and you'll be a folk hero in the ages to come!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

This was lovely, Micky. All so true and beautifully written. You just get better , the more you write. l love the thought that ¨Love conquers all¨.

take care, love you, man,

Dim x


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Oh Mickey Dee, keep spreading your depth of understanding with the world. Perhaps one day, we will get it! I so appreciate you.


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

Yet another wonderful hub. For people to all believe like this it would mean that the love of power would die. Wouldn't that be the best day of all?


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Amen, my brother. Beautifully, perfectly stated.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Man can stand on the highest mountain and shout his love for God.He can stand in a Mega church and pray, giving God all praise, yet he forgets the homeless, he forgets to feed the hungry, he proclaims his love for mankind, yet forgets that there are many differenf kinds of men who speak in many different tongues, read many different bibles ( books ) have different skin colors, they are all one in God's eyes. There is no one race above the other. Micky your message here is love. If we love we are doing God's commandment. If we lack that love, yet still stand and proclaim Godliness, we are fools and God never knew us.Thank you, another great hub to make us think about love.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Amen Ruby. Mickey, your poetry and views on life are always insightful. Thank you for sharing.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Another loving message this world needs a good dose of...Thank you for using your talents to share them!


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

An excellent message for the masses. Bless you, Micky D.

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

This is so beautiful, Micky, thank you for sharing your talent in this written message.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Memorizing passages does not make one holy, but adhering to the golden rule will make one decent. I'll settle for that in this life. Ride on, Micky. Ride on.


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

I like that.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful Mickey, truly beautiful. I was reading what you had wrote on Dim's page this morning and because I do not have any political agenda and do not understand a lot of the political jargon that is written, I have tried to read and make comments so I can learn and be more awake to what is going on around me but I sure do not advocate hate. Thanks for a good reminder.

“Love your neighbor as yourself.

Love each sister and brother.

This is the LAW that I give to you,

You WILL love one another!”

This is what it is all about and I have always believed this to be so.

Sunnie


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Only one word; brilliant.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you Sunnie Day. I'm really tired of all the propaganda. This political crapola is not what I went to Nam for.

Thank you too dear Eiddwen. God bless.Thank you dear.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

You and the comment from always exploring said it all! You are one smart, kind and compassionate man who preaches and no doubt follows the Golden Rule. God bless you for what you do and try to impress upon others.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

I understand...I know what I believe in my heart. Love our country, respect the authority, love our neighbors.(all of them)..respect one another, I am really alittle confused about republican and democrat right now. I thought I was liberal with some conservative views if that is possbile..and at times I thought I was a republican with some liberal views..I am just screwed up..I don't understand any of it and hate to put myself in a box. I try to comment on a couple political pages but don't want to be connected to a certain view yet until I get in straight in my brain. So much I don't understand. Thanks Mick for serving..my dad was a vietnam vet, got a page dedicated to him..propoganda is deadly.

Sunnie


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you Peggy. I love your kind heart.

God bless you Sunnie. I've seen this bU$iNe$$ for my 62 years almost now. I've seen bU$iNe$$ from the little man to the big and - all is NOT FAIR in love, war, and bU$iNe$$. A LOT of business in America has little to no conscience. Manyt are dispicable and need deportation. We are our brothers keeper and the repugnant party wants us ALL mi9n OUR gated community.

Re4pugnantsw cannot go to the same doctor. teabagging IDIOTS cannot go to the same doctor or walk on the same damn sidewalks as real people.

Why should ANYBODY HAVE ANY BETTER HEALTHCARE THAN ANOTHER?

Jesus didn't have it that way and this alone makes the teabagging repugnants ANTI-GOD.

It is NOT THE WAY OF JESUS and the time is here for repugnants to repent for their greed, hatred, and stupidity.

There should NOT be a republican party AT ALL. It is a party for the rich only and no morals are needed. Selfishness is NOT a family value. It's time repugnants hit the road. Repugnants should go to the HELL OF WARS THEY CREATE.

We'll have to work on the democrats later., Right now the machine that is the leading killer around the planet Earth is repugnant.

Mind- every democrat becomes a repugnant after election. America is bU$iNe$$ as usual. And this bU$inE$$ needs to stop. We are our brothers' keepers.

God bless you Sunnie. Sorry if I get carried away. I am fed up with the lies and I will not tiptoe around the animals anymore. God bless.

The world- planet Earth is fought over by our children.

A republican's obligation to the SOLDIER is to place a bumper sticker on their SUV.

The repugnants are marching their wOrLd Di$oRdEr with wholesale murder.

That's the bottom line. Their is no conscience.

God bless.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Thanks micky. It does appear the world is walking in murkey water for sure..hard to see through it all..Have. A blessed day.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Beautifully said Micky Dee,

MM


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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

This hub really is brilliant.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Oh Pan- you are so delightful!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Very thought provoking and very inspiring. Thank you for this Hub. God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you drpastorcarlotta. God bless you dear.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

There is NOTHING, absolutyl NOTHING that I can disagree with on this hub. Though we may not see eye to eye "politicaly"....this hub nails it all.

I vote up and across the board.

:)


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

Great work as always. Just think what it might be like if mankind went back to oral tradition. Would the WORD not still be the WORD? Would truth not still be the truth? I've always believed that the written word itself is dead because it cannot carry within it the overall beliefs of any man or woman. Once we put it down, we have rooted it to the place it cannot move from. And if our interpretations and understandings are changing on a daily basis - growing and finding deeper depths and higher heights - how can we look back and not say there was something still lacking in what was written previously. How can we not look at the word written in any book, yes, even the Bible, and not say they are dead? Until we put them in us and begin living by them, memorizing and reciting is vain and leads to schisms and war. Peace


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TINA V 5 years ago

This hub is a perfect reminder to all of us about the greatest commandment of God. You wrote a beautiful interpretation through your poetry. We must apply what we may learn from reading the Bible. You’ve quoted wonderful verses that validate your poem.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

CMerritt -"Though we may not see eye to eye "politicaly" - nope - we will not see eye to eye politically.

"GOD IS NOT POLITICAL"!

And your right wing monsters- ABORT OUR YOUTH WITH IMPUNITY!

DENOUNCE THE CIA, SKULL AND BONES AND EVERY SECRET SOCIETY.

And your party will NEVER take up the CROSS OF INJUSTICE! THE US INJUSTICE SYSTEM HAS NEVER WORKED! Until this is on the slate - it's a false doctrine- like it or not. It's a cult you're in.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

A M Werner- great message AM! Great message! Let's live the word - not memorize. God bless you AM!!!


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

You are great and you prove it time and again. It is the message, the vers and the pictures that make you such a complete and wonderful man that many of us love and respect.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Wow, what a funny and interesting poem you actually shared in here Micky Dee. Honestly am always informed and filled with so much joy and inspiration each time i read your article and this particular one is not an exception,thanks dear for sharing.cheers!


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McHamlet 5 years ago

Micky, my friend, you've got passion in your soul and fire in your belly and that's why people love you and why you're an inspiration. Keep telling it like it is buddy')


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

I love you dear Petra!

Thank you Sun-Girl.

God bless you McHamlet.


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

So, to keep the first and second commandments of Jesus, we must come from the perspective of oneness. There can be no divisions in our beings, no dualistic version of 'good and evil,' we must rise above 'I'm right, you're wrong.' We are beings of light, all created by the Living God, all with the spark of the creator at the core of our being.

The torah, qur'an, bible, you name it are words on paper. Without the Word (logos) of God we can not hear anything useful in our beings. This is where the Words of God must come from anyway, the core of our being. Without those Words to back up what these scriptures say, all we have is a bunch of out of date words that really don't help anyone.

Great hub. Thanks for writing it.


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Joy56 5 years ago

I enjoy your thought process, at the end of the day, we all stand out on our own, it is what we do with our life that really counts.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo brother W. B. Isley! God bless you sir. I certainly enjoy your view of things. God bless you.

Joy- you continue to be a wonderful gift. God bless!


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

And God bless you too. I also enjoy your view of things. Keep up the good works.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I love this hub of yours, Micky! You’ve said it all with well-chosen words, and the quotes and scriptures you’ve chosen are absolutely relevant. I’m in full agreement with you and will always love you as I love myself.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

What a beautiful poem! You have a great gift with words my friend and your words are wise as well. All the better!

Thank you very much for writing this - I do wish it will encourage people to stop and think about the state of our world today.

All the very best!


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gg.zaino 5 years ago from L'America

Hey Micky- voted UP- glad i stopped by- been tested this past week and had to remind myself what and who i was dealing with.

The hypocrisy of the world at times near overwhelms me- but having true knowledge of existence keeps me afloat. Ha- it is so very simple isn't it- the words of great men and the heroics of fools many times are interwoven.

thanks for the reminder brother- peace

greg


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo Martie! God bless you dear.

Thank you Mr. Happy!

So true Greg. Our people need to stay awake, stay vigil, and know what our true enemies are.


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