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Blessed are those...

Updated on September 8, 2013
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Blessed are those...

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Blessed are those who question religion,

the fantasy and lies perpetrated by men seeking power.

God bless the weak and inept who hand responsibility to a deity,

and hold fast to the dogmas that give them security in their ignorance.


Blessed are the pious for they are the preservers of denial,

and the repressors of human need and folly.

God bless the moralistic who show us the meaning of hypocrisy,

and prove that evil can exist within the bounds of religious fervour.


Blessed are the religious leaders, who control their flock,

and withhold the truth and manipulate in the cause of order.

God bless the sheep who in their insecurity will believe anything,

kill, maim and oppress others for their devout beliefs.


Blessed are those who can see the beauty in the principles of religion,

and the ineptitude of men who have created the dogmas to deliver them.

God bless the balanced, who live life in love and with compassion,

not judging or hating and being kind from a sense of spirituality.


Blessed are the faithful, who will not listen to the truth,

and who will disregard these words out of conditioning and blind belief.

God bless the followers who cannot think for themselves,

and choose to live life as a paradox of belief and action.


Praise God, for the intellect bestowed upon us,

and for forgiving us for all that we have done, in his name.


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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Castlepaloma. Certainly not religious! Spiritualality has always been an important aspect of my thinking, and that is tied to creativity, which you well understand being a sculptor. I just like to shake things up occasionally, tell it how it is. Thanks for reading.

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      Castlepaloma 7 years ago from Saskatchewan, Canada

      Mmmm has he suddenly gone religious. I would have miss the whole thing, if I had not read some of your open minded writting from before.

      Won't sell to the close minded, yet who needs McChurches as the only way, anyways.

      Enjoy your off beat style.

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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your support Terri, I'm certainly hitting the mark with you of late. Thanks for reading.

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      Terri Meredith 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I really like your style with topics like this. It may be simply because I'm in full agreement. I often find myself giving voice to the very same thoughts. And you're right, it's rarely very popular with those of which I'm speaking. Man, you're on a roll! Keep them coming!

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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I have always found that reality is often hurtful for those unwilling to acknowledge it. Hurt is certainly not my intention, but getting attention is. So many people have limited views of these kinds of topics; I am simply trying to provoke thought and consideration. I believe that people have the freedom to believe what they will; the problem remains that people who blindly adhere to dogma, by virtue hurt others by their judgements and narrow beliefs.

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      fetty 7 years ago from South Jersey

      I understand where you are coming from but I'm not crazy about your delivery. I don't believe you will be reaching the very audience you are writing about. I found this piece to be deep and full of meaning but... hurtful, too!

      Great thought provoking hub, by the way.

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      Tony DeLorger 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and your comment rafken. Appreciate it.

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      rafken 7 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      I found this especially good. Thanks for sharing.

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