Monday, 11 June 2007

Religions of Man Part II

Religions of Man - Part II

Tell me of my God
My guide
Not my judge

Of wide open spaces
Of sky
And of love

Tell me of my God
Of light
Not of dark

Of the days that we live in
Not dust
From the past

Tell me of my God
Not sheep
In a line

Of Man’s Religions
Their dogmas
Their signs

Tell me of my God
A presence
In mine

To be found in all things
Through Time

For it's here
Is that presence
God’s temple of peace

Seen from all places
North and East

It's the Earth
And it’s peoples
It’s colours
It’s sounds
It’s lands and it’s oceans
Where life all abounds

The stars in the heavens
The planets
Their seed

These are the God
In which
I believe

And my God
Is no harm
To those prophets who spake
For all Mans religions
We now should debate

For my God begat them
As he begat thee
But God has now said
Its time God was free

Free of Religions
That slander Gods name
The Religions of Man
The fanatics insane

The churches
The mosques
The synagogues too
They have nothing to do
With the God that I view

Their purpose was served
When their message was spread
In lands far apart
When men spoke
But not read

In days when Man lived
In communities

Of far distant cultures
Of others
His kind

That message was sent
Yet again and again
Delivered by prophets with different names

At differing times

With different claims
Religions got tangled
Within their own chains

All these messages left us a terrible curse

The Division of Man
Across all of Earth

We must now consider
The future of Man
As I can’t believe
That this was God’s plan

For the fruits of Religion we see all around
The innocent’s corpses
The blood soaked ground

We see it each day
On our screens we are taught


The reason that these people fought

If you add up the dead
The wounded and scarred
The innocents murdered
With complete disregard

Religion does not seem to offer much gain
Just thousands of years
Of incredible pain

So here is a statement

A statement of fact

Fit for our time
Man move forward
Not back

It's time Man was told

All your Gods
Are the same

You are killing each other

Just over a name

So we should examine 

The Religions of Man
Keep what is good
Use what we can

But when we come to decide what they’re worth
Just remember

To Religion
Hell owes it's birth

To whatever religion
You may now belong

In whatever language
You sing holy song

Examine your conscience

Your mind let expand

See the twenty first century
As God wanted Man

For God never envisaged
That we should abuse

That greatest of gifts

The power to choose

For God has no favourites

We are all as one

Religion can’t change that

It won’t be undone

So let us take time
To read what was said
By the various Prophets
Now all long dead

But remember
The fact that there can only be
The one God
For all of us

Surely you see

So if God should be known
By Man as a whole

The time now has come for us all to enrol

In the knowledge of something
We’ve missed
All this time

God is Universal
His senses



Egal Bohen

Prompted by events London -
July 2005

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