“national day of prayer” haiku I



a sign that

“god” is laying on a hospital bed

coughing up blood

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Comment by Shamari on May 7, 2011 at 10:51pm
I liked your haiku :) I wonder if anyone who prays actually keeps track of how many prayers are actually answered (none, since anything that does happen occurs either because of their own work or purely by coincidence). I kinda used to, and none of my problems ever supernaturally got solved. I feel sorry for those people who are actually taking this seriously.
Comment by delapruch on May 7, 2011 at 11:17pm
@Shay Madden.  First, thanks for taking the time to read my work : ) Secondly, you shouldn't feel sorry for them---if you did it once, and you have come to a different conclusion now, one in which I myself feel you are in a better place of rational thinking & greater freedom in taking control of your own life and the responsibility that comes with it, that is awesome for you!---they need to do the same, these people who pray to a fictional character.
Comment by Shamari on May 7, 2011 at 11:49pm
Thanks for the add, first of all! Secondly, it's scary really, how we humans can be so rational in so many other areas of our lives and yet delusional when it comes to matters of religion. I don't think that I would've ever come up with the christian god (or any) on my own if I only had to rely on "revelation" and personal "experiences". I feel sorry for them because they're wasting their lives instead of re-evaluating their beliefs rationally. But then again, most of them are so full of self-righteousness and contempt for anyone and everyone else that your suggestion is probably a better way to view them :)
Comment by delapruch on May 8, 2011 at 1:12am
@ Shay Madden.  Yes!  The last sentence of your last comment makes the most sense, no?  Think of all the people killed in the name of a work of fiction...and that is only the "holy bible"---think of those killed in the name of "the qur'an." Can you imagine the tally for the deaths due to fundamental beliefs in both of these irrational works of fiction?  And worse yet, they don't take responsibility for their actions, as ultimately, they can always, and will always revert to "i did it for god," or "god told me to"---I mean think about using a fictional character as an excuse for a crime on your own.  Imagine robbing someone and telling the police that you did it because Donald Duck said that it would be a good way to advance your career---and you did it because of your unfailing faith in the Lord Duck.  : )


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