What Do We Teach Our Children?
That Religion is GOD
As we drop our bombs on
The Middle East and Libya
Sowing the same fears and hatreds of the Crusades
Defining the other who is different with an Inquisition
Colonising with the aim of conversion instead of
LOVE, COMPASSION and the SACREDNESS of LIFE.
What do we teach our children?
That religion is GOD
So we can have just wars in
Northern Ireland, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria
Bosnia, Russia, Afghanistan and Syria
Paris, Boipatong, Brussel, Nairobi,
Allepo, Marikana, Orlando.
Is it not Religion that Theologised
Slavery, Racism Patriarchy and Sexual Orientation?
Religion is extremes, ultimate extremes
Ultimate separation, ultimate death.
Religion builds churches, mosques and temples
Excluding others from sharing
in the same LOAF.
Making others inferior to ourselves.
And so hiding the TRUE FACE GOD.
GOD says: I AM
Don’t ask: IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH
Ask rather: IS THERE LIFE BEFORE DEATH
I Am NOT:
A HUMAN COLOUR
A SHADE OR SHAPE
I AM NO ONES PIGMENT
I AM NO ONES GENDER
AND NO ONES FLAG.
(Holy week meditation, Quito Ecuador.) P.M.