Glory be to God on High!

Glory be to God on high! He's brought us all the blessings
We were promised for maintaining faith. The waters flow.
They're clean and clear. The lambs and foals are in the fields,
And grain is heavy on the stalks. Our sons and daughters
Thrive among us. He has brought us paradise, and all He
Ever asks is that we slaughter those who worship
Other gods.

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Written on 2017-12-26 at 13:20

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Yes, alas, such attitudes are lamentably common in the history of world religions. Still, I don't know if atheism or anti-theism has a better record, with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Enver Hoxha, the Ceaucescus, the bloodthirsty French revolutionaries, and so on. Murderous hearts will use any pretext, be it "freedom" or "patriotism" or "God and country" or "liberation" or "revolution." It is a sad, deeply tragic blight on humanity.

Thank you for a well-crafted poem that inspires profound thoughts.