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Monday, April 11, 2016

The Free Will Sales Pitch (Jesus Never Said This)

“Before you decide,
let me remind you
that after you die
you will either go
to Heaven or to Hell.

Heaven’s great,
because that’s where God is
and it’s always clean,
everyone gets their own mansion,
and you’re never hungry,
and you live forever.

Hell is a place
disconnected from God,
you also get to live forever,
but there fires burn eternally,
and you will suffer
and be tormented
eternally
by Satan and his minions.

So,
those are your choices.

Choose freely.”

14 comments:

  1. Genius! I love this...straight and to the point.

    What if no one chooses either side? What if Purgatory is what everyone chooses?

    Awesome poem my friend. :)

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  2. Well, there you have it. Choice made. :-) Love your poems, Mosk.

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  3. Bang on brilliant..! Choose freely.. I guess that's what we do.

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  4. Did he or did he not say this ~ I just think we have a choice to believe or not, to follow or not ~

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  5. Those last three lines are the killer, especially the last. I'm always quite impressed... all right, baffled, by the contradictory nature of some religious philosophy--you are free to choose, it's your right, but if your choice goes against what we've told you to do, well, then you'll burn. Go ahead, "Choose freely."

    Love the title, by the way.

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  6. Choose freely.. indeed :))

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  7. choose freely... and choose wisely! ;)

    (<3 the title, too)

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  8. Amazing choices :-)

    Or not.

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  9. You are so right, Mosk. He didn't say ANY of those things.

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  10. Ha, there really is NO choice, is there??

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  11. Wow! Okay -- well, you've laid it out here, right? Great ending! :)

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  12. I went to Catholic Schools too...! love this and great title

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  13. This is how we learned it, but it doesn't quite fit my perceptions now.

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