On Being an Atheist

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On Being an Atheist

So many people walk through life, with the idea in their heads,

that someone else is responsible for their success and daily breads.

They praise his name and blank their thoughts, on occasions when they win

and when they lose, it’s not their fault, “it must be worldly sin”.

 

No doubt, it must be comforting, to have him control your life;

he picks you up, when you are down and carries you through strife.

Late at night, all alone, someone knows your thoughts.

Believe enough, you’ll have your way, on healing, peace, all-sorts!

 

“But, is he there,” we people ask, “bestowing on us glory?”

“Or, have they just filled in the blanks, with nothing but a story?”

To us, it seems, minds applied, there’s simply not enough,

to suggest that the universe comprises more than stuff.

 

We live our lives, in our own minds and earn our daily bread,

and when we don’t, we do not blame a holy page, unread.

Our failure’s ours, but, then again, so is our success.

We never need relinquish it to some ‘being’ who did bless.

 

When you see that it’s you, who steers your worldly path,

then you’re the judge, the man in charge, the one who hands down wrath.

For, in your dreams, you will be judged by your subconscious mind

and it’s this alter-ego, who knows of your unkind.

 

And so, you see, it’s not the struggle to sit on a cloud,

but, rather, to reach end of days, looking back, feeling proud.

We need not search through books about divine morality,

when we can be the persons, with whom friends we’d want to be.

 

In the end, should we find that we wooled-over our own eyes,

we’ve had an answer for some time, it may come as surprise.

For, if, one day, we find we’re asked why we disbelieved,

we’ll tell Bertie’s God, “non-evidence is what had us all deceived!”

 

If, as many thinkers think, we all cease to exist,

as a fairly decent way to go, it cannot be dismissed.

In not existing, even though good times will not be had,

we will not be experiencing it, so, it cannot be that bad.

 

Paul-Michael Keichel – 18 July 2010

 

 

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avatar DR. VINOD KHERA
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wONDERFUL, VERY LOGICAL, SCIENTIFIC THOUGHTS. CONGRATULATIONS ON A THOUGHT PROVOKING POEM
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avatar Sneha
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I would rather live believing in a God and die to find there was none, than live without believing in a God and die to find out there was always one...

Awesome poem.. :)
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avatar jordano
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love it!!!
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avatar Me, myself, and I
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I'm very sorry you feel this way. Despite what you may think, walking with God does not mean that you stop thinking logically or that you stop holding yourself accountable for your own mistakes- in fact, you become more aware of your mistakes and feel more inclined to correct them. Nor do you flippantly blow off not succeeding at something to be the result of "worldly sin".

" I do not believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
-Gallelio
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avatar Sophie D.
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Some people are like this not all but some...and you shouldnt feel sorry for this person there okay with what they wrote so not feel sorry for them... because this person might also feel sorry for you
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avatar Paul-Michael Keichel
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Hi, Me, myself, and I,

Unfortunately, I do not believe that faith and rationality can be invoked in the same breath. To believe in something, in the complete lack of falsifiable evidence (holy books don't count), is to be as irrational as one can be. That you then attempt to build rational argument on that basis, does not detract from the fact that your premise is fundamentally flawed.

As for quoting Galileo: he was a scientist ('father of modern science and physics'). For his views, he was subject to an inquisition and found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. THAT is what faith (other people's) did to the man. So, I hardly think that you've chosen a very good example of someone to quote (albeit, entirely out of context).
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avatar samantha webster
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i could not even stand to read further, just the first three lines of ur poem left a bitter taste in my mouth and a aching in my heart for ur soul. we do serve a living god, take a walk outside look up to the heavens, smell fresh air, breathe in life, look at the trees, the life in the trees: the branches, the birds the fruit. walk to a beach if u close to one, smell that water, walk barefoot on grass, walk in mud, look at ur mum and ur children, look up into the night sky and look at those stars shining high above the earth and tell me really without a scientists quotes or galiloe or mayans or scientlogists, tell me really do u think we dont serve a living GOD, a kind loving humble father who made us and gives us the gift of life each day. im not talking about reading a bible or going to cathecism or bible classes but i want u to feel, say his name with meaning JESUS just once my brother and trust me god will make u whole because righ now u are missing a piece of ur soul and ur heart and i am concered for u. i read in a book that GOD will come back to earth on a cloud of the purist white wearing a white rob with his angels by his sides and the angels will be blowing trumpets and all the eyes will see him adn hear his voice nd we shall all kneel in refernce to the mighty father dont u want to see that day, GODs right thigh will be engraved in gold king of kings...amen. i wish i could just hold ur hand pray with u, no judgement from me just sending u love, brotherly love, love of christ and love of fellowship.
jesus lives my brother when u smile tomorrow mnng know htat he lives in ur smile and all happiness that encompass u
god bless u and keep
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