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the unleashed

I am barbaric but fester even in brilliant minds.
I am the root of all that is deemed evil.
I don’t belong in this techno-world,
and, yet… I not only live
I thrive.
As your population explodes
I feast on your youth.
Education only disguises my numbers,
for once the books are discarded
I strangle all clear conceptions.

I whisper in the ear of the arrogant
and send good men off to war.
I stifle the fetus’ heart with learned hands
and drag black men to their death.
I clog your government
and tip the scales of justice.
I slaughter the lamb
and molest mother earth.

I swim in the ink of this fool’s pen
as he blames only me for society’s problems.
I will consume the world
for I am unleashed.

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God is Evil?

…and your grandfather said, ‘Suffer little children to come unto Me’: and what did He mean by that? how, if He meant that little children should need to be suffered to approach Him, what sort of earth had He created; that if they had to suffer in order to approach Him, what sort of heaven did He have?
Absalom, Absalom
William Faulkner

For me, sometimes, when I think about God, I often wonder about evil in the world and how God relates to that evil, and with recent events, such as the shootings in Colorado, I couldn’t help but think how this happens in a world overseen by a God; I’ve read blogs and even heard conversations where people hold back from believing in God because trusting in a loving God that “allows” such horrific acts of violence just seems illogical, and I bet, maybe, that many people contemplate evil and God, so I’m probably not alone in this situation. Is God evil? Or at the very least, is God apathetic to evil deeds? (more…)

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God is Love

What does it mean when someone says, “God is love?” You hear and see that all the time. God is love. God is love. God is love… I get that. God is good; he loves us, but is that really what the point is? Is it that God loves us? Or is it that since God loves us, we should love others? I know in church and out among Christians, especially on Facebook, you get bombarded all the time with the fact that God loves you. Everything is all right. Send down the rain because God loves you, so he won’t give you more than you can handle. If you view that phrase as God loves you, that act really seems more inward, more about what God is giving to you, which is kind of selfish, in a way, but I know what it feels like to want to be loved, so I understand embracing that view point, and it is a valid point, but just not where I’m going right at this moment. (more…)

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alone in the car
alone in a cubical
alone under the highway underpass
kids screaming
can’t sleep
keep my head down
i wonder how mom is doing
pants are too tight
hair too short
i can’t believe i’m pregnant
i can’t believe i lost it
i can’t believe she’s finally here
missing the one i gave up
the days creep along
day’s almost over
shall i end it all
would anyone even care
i’m getting married
i want a divorce
i just wish someone was around
what’s her name
should i take a chance
should i get high
should i take a nap
i’m here all around you
every second of every day
just acknowledge me
just accept my faults
just love me
i want you to know who i am
i need you to know who i am
i just want you…
i just want you…
to know who i am

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Is there a God?

Are you looking to find God?

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. Stephen Hawking 1

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis 2

Is there a God?

Most people will give you a quick answer, either yes or no, and move on to something else. That question is pretty straight forward, but, and this is a big but, you ask someone why he or she believes there is a God, and you will quickly find that most people don’t know how to handle that question. I would venture to say that most people don’t even want that question tossed out there. I mean, what kind of question is that? Where do I, or anyone for that matter, even start with “why do you believe there is a God?” (more…)

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