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The Tragedy of Beliefs 1

January 24, 2017

You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence,  it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.

Carl Sagan

This should come as such a relief

Regarding one or any of your beliefs

That there are so very many

Any resemblant, there aren’t any

Off you mind, this should be a ton

Anything close, there are none

If you think you share a collective

Surely must realize this is deceptive

Perhaps yes, it would be so nice

If you think, perhaps just once, or trice

At your core, you know it’s true

No one believes what you do

May be close, may be similar

Examined again, nothing’s familiar

It’s only a perceived corroboration

Of an illusionary contemplation

A figment of your imagination

Requiring minimal articulation

The one that get the most abuse

Is when God is used as the excuse

So many books, so many clues

Isn’t it obvious, it is just a ruse

I’m not disparaging any one religion

I seek clarity and I get confusion

Conjuring omniscient deities is delusion

Adhering to this, is evolutionary obtrusion

Hard to take serious,  C’mon be real

If it is only based on what you feel.

Facts are about as solid as the empyreal

No doubt, no patriarch in any ethereal

(Well, (a very deep subject) that took a poetic life of its own. That was supposed to be a simple rhyme to introduce this segment.  Gee Zus, I wish I knew where that shit comes from.) I’ll go with this tangent for now and attempt the other one at another time, or not.

I question stuff exhaustively,  and do not accept much, without running it through the mill for my own clarity.  I have nothing to prove to anyone.  After all,  you could “prove” something to someone nine days till Sunday.

Have printed charts, graphs, expert testimonies, concrete evidence,  video footage,  sworn statements,  etc. If the person or persons don’t believe you or only accept it partly, there’s not a damn thigh you can do about it, so why bother.

Likewise,  if someone felt compelled to do the same in reverse and you do not accept it, then we are all back to square one.

Besides,  I don’t want to be right,  I want to be understood.

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From → Bible, Paradox, Quotes, random

One Comment
  1. Soliloquy permalink

    I’d love to live my life with people with that tattooed on my forehead.
    I don’t want to be right, I want to be understood.

    Like

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