Treasure Island

G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Religion Lost?


What’s this word and why are we confused?
This so called religion, that’s led us astray,
For millenniums now, have we all been used?
The church gains power, as we blindly defray.

Just another middleman, to collect their share,
Preaching false truth, with idols and fear,
The sheep always follow, refusing to dare,
The shape of the outcome is very unclear.

It’s always been money, avarice and power,
Forget the poor people, who feed the coffer,
Deceived into thinking, there’s an ivory tower,
Buying into their God, with a tender offer.

Jesus spoke truth, on everything he said,
“The kingdom of heaven is within you”,
His only institution, was breaking of bread,
Not much time spent sitting in a pew.

“Do unto others”, that’s pretty clear,
“As you would have them do unto you”
He sowed true love, he chose over fear,
No wonder how his reputation grew.

So what’s this word and why are we confused?
This so called religion, that’s led us astray,
Twisting the truth until we’ve all been abused,
A scared congregation still willing to obey.

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Religion is a very delicate subject, those who are born and raised with the principles their religion teaches are pretty much brainwashed for life, and the Middle East is just one example of this, as for the rest, it’s up to the individual to decide what path they are being led down.

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