Friday, March 11, 2016

Roar/Shock

Serious business,
this Christianity.

Willingly,
I traded
my skepticism
for the Holy Trinity,
and gambled
that I'd find
something that
I could not find
any
other
way.

I was new,
hungry 
to find my answer,
my place
in this family.

Flash forward
nine years:

I read the entire bible
(took seven years),
countless tracts,
books, blogs
trying to
untie the mystery.

The mystery
still exists, but
this I believe:

God is neither
frightening
nor boring
nor grim.

God is a metaphor,
(or perhaps an
extended allegory),
not intended for
literal interpretation,
pointing the way
to something,
someplace
wordless and inspiring.

Like the movie
"Eraserhead",
or a Jackson Pollack
action painting,
or any breathtaking art,
God is a Rorschach test,

a outward projection
of our inner selves:

So, then
my God must be
beautiful,
funky,
explosive,
funny,
creative,
loving,
forgiving
and alive.

16 comments:

  1. God is for sure alive. I enjoyed your journey of seeking

    Much love...

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  2. Mosk, this is a nice, open-minded and ALMOST open-ended read...or am I wrong. I think it's fantastic and as always leaves me feeling good.

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  3. I so agree with many of your thoughts and I love the idea of the Rorschach test...so true and your God is, I think, the essence of the best in you. Wonderful words Mosk.

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  4. Marvelous, Mosk. I truly love this.

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  5. God is a Rorschach test... I agree... And the only way for me to find his existence true..

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  6. Ooh, awesome title! So clever. :)

    I love this part:
    "God is a Rorschach test,
    a[n] outward projection
    of our inner selves"

    I don't believe it, but I like the way it sounds.

    What a great ending.

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  7. Wonderful! Especially:

    God is a metaphor,
    (or perhaps an
    extended allegory),
    not intended for
    literal interpretation,
    pointing the way
    to something,
    someplace
    wordless and inspiring.

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  8. That is quite a lovely vision of God, honestly. Thank you for sharing it. k.

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  9. Even a sceptic like myself can agree completely with this--I especially like the way it picks up steam as it goes along, and how it speaks with authority and clarity on a subject that never seems to get enough simplicity. Enjoyed it much.

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  10. I wanted to stand up and cheer at that last stanza!

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  11. I have the utmost respect for an informed opinion. I especially like your final stanza - it is an amazing feat to see the god in self.

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  12. All that. Hell yeah.

    lala Mosky poo.

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  13. ps--I have not been ignoring you; I've been very sick for weeks, but am on the mend now.

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  14. in college I had a professor of Rhetoric who was a devout Catholic, who managed to thrive and encourage among the skeptics with his informed opinion and stellar writing. as a once-believer - or perhaps, as one born into a family that would have belief as a cornerstone - I admire this, both from a poetic, and from your stance from the heart. thank you for adding your voice, Mosk ~

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  15. I'll go with your definition of God!!

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