When Comments Inspire Poetry: God Has Failed!
The words below in the poem God Has Failed are inspired by a written exchange I participated in with a commenter to one of my articles. I call him Brad the Agnostic. Thought the words do not reflect my belief in God so many people in the world may espouse those beliefs similar to Brad the Agnostic's sentiment, which seems to be:
- If God is what religionists and the Bible claim Him to be why do bad things happen?
- If He is real, God failed at all the things.
Jason Reid Capp, a writer of engaging articles, influenced the poem also with his comments regarding Brad the Agnostic (Brad the Ag for short0 Jason stated in his comment that "God himself in Genesis 6:6 [said] that he regretted making mankind. He also said again in 1 Samuel 5:11 that he regretted making Saul king."
Jason provided a definition for this word regret to qualify where he went with his comment by writing, "Regret is a feeling of disappointment over something you failed to do, and here we see in scripture itself that God admittedly made mistakes. What does that mean, exactly? How can a being be both perfect and with flaws? That doesn't compute."
In his defense, Jason also noted that he enjoys playing devil's advocate. So, the words may not reflect his personal views He commented:
I am not attacking faith or spirituality with this comment, but I am saying that a conversation needs to truly be open on both sides for it to really achieve anything. Based on what you shared here, it sounds like neither you or Brad the Ag were open for much of anything.— Jason Reid Capp
Brad's comment almost reads like poetry as he describes his beliefs. Each point stands alone as an emblazoned accusation against the omnipotence of God. Because of its organization, I frame it as a poem.
God Has Failed.
He failed with the Angels.
He failed with Adam and Eve.
He failed with Cain and Abel.
He failed with Moses.
He failed with the billions of Humans
He failed with the fable called the Bible.
Take away the Bible and no contact with God
Natural disasters killing are called acts of God.
Regret is disappointment over Failing
God admittedly Failed.
Humans have not changed
Jesus Christ's did not Work.
Humans talk to God
"God are you There?"
"Can you hear my Prayer?"
He never Responds.
God is not really There
God has Failed
The following song is a cathartic representation of why those of us who believe in God may feel that He has failed us in one way or another. All of us at some point may find disappointment in our trusted belief system or higher power. It may be temporary or go on the remainder of our lives.
Lyrics to the Video
You'll never be forgotten
You're always on my mind
I look into the mirror
A good friend is hard to find
Could anyone please tell me
If all was fixed before
This year spring comes too early '
Cause God has failed once more
The pictures I have found
You're face looks still the same
Whenever I'm asleep
My heart will call your name
To tell about your life
Is all I can do for you
Your end has come too early
'Cause God has failed once more
Though many of us may feel that God has failed at times, He has not failed in reality. I want to leave you these last few words...
Because we do not see all His designs for us or for each other
What we call a failure, is only a conclusion we have yet to see uncovered.
Hope is the word we need to combat the feelings that comes upon us.
We will always fight with its opposite in mortal life, the feeling hopelessness
Which causes us to blame God for not letting things happen the way we think they should.
I testify that God has not failed at anything, and with, us He never would!
Hope of a Migrant
© 2019 Rodric Anthony