killing god

God is easy
when we use Him
to explain what’s wrong here

we love putting words
in His mouth
to suit our politics
and explain prejudice

but if He  spoke, just spoke to us
about how we are the problem
like He did once, in common language
and incarnate
how we own it in our nature
chained to us tighter than breath

we would miss the point again
and, worse than pharisees
we would kill Him again

without the propriety of a trial,
we would lynch Him
or put Him in front of a firing squad

if He spoke

good thing then
that when He comes back
next time, he will be unkillable
and He says
He’s bringing friends

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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20 Responses to killing god

  1. JD Blom says:

    Very true; thanks for sharing.
    JD

  2. ruleofstupid says:

    Ha ha! It’s like a meme! You have rapt this in your own self and delivered something very fine 🙂

  3. I believe and hope he will strike back after new years eve. i have to read my book first. I´m published i n an anthology.

  4. Hmm interesting.I loved the last verse. 🙂

  5. nelle says:

    Yes. I’m not a believer in the usual sense, but so many like to speak on behalf of their deities, when all it takes is not words but deeds, a way of living respectful of others, ourselves, and all around us. I stumbled from that framework; it sucks. It doesn’t mean one can’t get her or his act together and try harder.

  6. You have hit the nail onn the head! I praise you in this and, in everything you shed great light on! You’re a foghorn ! xo

  7. Trent Lewin says:

    Ah, but isn’t it more terrible to
    believe that He isn’t coming, with friends or otherwise, and that we are stuck with the decisions that we make and the actions that we take? I think we have responsibility for the actions that are around us. History is a judge, too.

  8. In Ghana, what people do is to blame the devil for all that they do; when they steal, rape or murder it is the fault of the devil. At least God is given some respite here. And I always say the devil has really had it to his long horns. At the end of the day, one must always face up to his actions and be responsible.

    This is a powerful statement, well thought out, humourous and wonderful. 🙂 Bravo, my dear courageous friend. 🙂

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