That’s what it’s all about – poem about religion.

I think it’s time we have a poem.

I have just been on a journey through Australia and then a cruise back through Indonesia, Java, India, ………. I’ll tell you all about that later. I took a few photos.

One of our stops was Israel. We visited synagogues, churches and mosques. I was busy putting hats and shoes on and off. I was also noting the way the three different religions all tried to outdo each other with their hair and clothes.

So I wrote a poem about it.

That’s what it’s all about

You put your hat on

You take your hat off

Off on – off on

Easy to get wrong.

 

You do the hocus pocus

Wail and shout

And that’s what it’s all about.

 

Oh hokus pokus pokus

Oh hokus pokus pokus

Kneel down

Genuflect

Blah blah blah

 

Take your shoes off

Put your shoes on

Off on – off on

Easy to get wrong.

 

You do the hocus pocus

Wail and shout

And that’s what it’s all about.

 

Oh hokus pokus pokus

Oh hokus pokus pokus

Kneel down

Genuflect

Blah blah blah

 

You put your shawl on

You take your shawl off

Off on – off on

Easy to get wrong.

 

You do the hocus pocus

Wail and shout

And that’s what it’s all about.

 

Oh hokus pokus pokus

Oh hokus pokus hokus

Kneel down

Genuflect

Blah blah blah.

 

26.4.2017

 

 

That’s what it’s all about

 

Jerusalem – a cauldron of hate – as three different branches of the same religion vie for dominance. Synagogues built on top of the holiest temples. Crusader churches built on temples and synagogues. Everywhere desecration, disrespect and intolerance, intransigence and fanaticism as everyone becomes more extreme in costume, behaviour and attitude, clutching holy books, reciting text, praying and genuflecting, holy books stuck to their heads, shawls, beads, crosses and medieval costume.

In amongst it all is some great history, wonderful architecture and brilliant art as each religion strives to outdo the other and pours their resources into proving they are the best.

As I stepped from church to temple to synagogue I found myself putting hats, shoes and shawls on and off as each branch interpreted the word of their god in different ways. Yet it is the same god!

I found it bizarre.

As an antitheist I thought the fanaticism exemplified everything that is wrong with religion. I was particularly disgusted at the little kids being brought into the places as part of the indoctrination programme to produce the next generation of unreasonable devotees.

Is it all a wicked joke?

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12 thoughts on “That’s what it’s all about – poem about religion.

  1. Ooh I definitely can’t wait to hear all about your travels! Especially India because as an Indian I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never been to India and I find it interesting to hear about everything there!
    It’s sad that people use religion as an excuse to control other people and take away children’s rights to explore and choose what they want for themselves.

    • I shall do a series of blogs about my adventures. We had an amazing time. India is colourful, busy and special as you will hear in due course.

      • I’m busy finishing the two novels I have just completed. I’m working on the Sci-fi one at the moment. It is taking up a lot of headspace. When I’ve finished that I’ll make a start. Sorting out the photos is a bit of a task in itself. I think I took 5000 round the whole journey.

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