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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Which One?

If I tell someone
"I believe in God,"

and they reply
"Which one?"

then I know
if I am talking with

someone holy
or merely
religious.

23 comments:

  1. Ah.. sometimes it should just be enough that we believe in God.. regardless of religion and faith. Well penned :)

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Really.. this got me thinking.. brilliant in it's briefness.

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    1. Thanks, I believe it's just that simple.

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  3. A brilliant piece - Kudos.

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  4. “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
    ― Carl Sagan

    Question is what does god look like? could be a woman? Alien? Something else?

    wow!!! I truly love the way you put and wrote this poem. :)

    Excellent my friend.

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  5. Thanks, when people ask for details, I tell them that I'm a nontheistic, Christian existentialist. That seems to quiet / confuse them.

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  6. What an interesting philosophy!

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  7. I get your point...love this!

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  8. I just read your comment that the you used to define yourself spiritually. And I'm smiling. I think it's so important to honor everyone's belief, or for that matter, lack of belief.

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  9. Short and you drive home the point Mosk ~

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  10. I used to tell people I was a pantheistic Gnostic, with New Age trappings, married to a Jew, raised by a Communist, street-wise, with a Masters in Metaphysics. Now at my advanced age, I find myself with more patience toward the fundamentalists & mentally ill that outnumber the rational among us. Liked the brevity, wit, & vertex of your piece.

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  11. There is indeed a distinct difference...

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  12. When I say to someone I believe in God and they say "Cool!", it makes me smile because they respect I believe and not what or how. S'truth. Happened yesterday. Made me smile in idiotic Zen delight for several hours afterward. nice, short non-judgemental poem.

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  13. Short and to the point. As a former anthropologist of religion, I can fully empathise with that.

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  14. amazing the terms used in religious circles

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  15. Packs a powerful and thought provoking punch!

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  16. Smiles.. a beautiful
    earth is A Namaste
    one where the
    inhabitants
    see who
    they truly
    are as part
    of tHe whole
    now just now..
    and then existence
    becomes heaven now
    beyond words
    as traps
    of
    human being..
    sadly.. humans with
    all their complex
    written language..
    recorded intelligence
    and cultures are stunted
    this way.. below all
    the other animals
    by concepts
    more
    than just
    living now
    at peace beyond
    the fight and flight
    for the struggle of survival..
    simple or complex.. happy
    is both simple and free for
    those who learn to
    escape
    illusions
    of fear
    in all the colors
    of culture and
    religion that
    sadly
    come in
    now as not
    so well.. yes.. now..:)

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  17. If you told me you believe in God, I would be more likely to ask, "How did you come to know Him?" Peace, Linda

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