Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Faith: The Dark Side (February 1, 2017)

People view you
As the guiding light
In the dark tunnel
Of life.

And yet
Use your name
In vain.

Justifying
Their actions 
Of hate.

However
Irrational
They may be.

In which
Ignorance
And dogmatic behaviour
Is praised
To the highest order.

As millions
Are slaughtered.

Without
A second thought
Or any display
Of remorse.

By those
Who are considered
Rational
By many people.

Therisa © 2017

Author's note: Throughout history, there are cases, which rational people have placed their faith and lives, in the hand of unstable leaders, like Jim Jones, and Adolph Hitler. Could Donald Trump, be one of these leaders, as President of the United States, given his recent actions, against Muslims, from politically unstable countries, with a large majority of the population, from entry, into the United States.

7 comments:

  1. Hey! I was hoping to see you! And yes, on every level. I don't know why there's so much of this and so little foresight. Is this faith? I suppose in some weird distorted mirror it is. And that is why some very fine people speak against faith/trust as irrational.

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    1. Wish, I knew why, Susan. Except, it's easier to destroy something, then build it up, towards the stars. For I've had people used faith, as a weapon, against me, for being open, about my gender and sexual orientation, to the point, I wanted to hide, from them, whenever, I saw them. Sad part is, they don't understand, why I'm cringing around them. Especially, after they're finishing quoting various verses. from the New and Old Testament, about my soul being damned to Hell, for being a trans-lesbian.

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  2. You have shone the line on very pertinent issues and you process note is keen caution

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you, Gillena. Sadly, I wish this wasn't the case.

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  3. The answer to that, in my opinion, is a resounding yes. It is good to see you writing and linking, Therisa.

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  4. Yes, I truly believe he is, and I see the wave spreading globally. It is very scary, having been born just after this happened in Europe, to see it happening in North America. Impacting even us in Canada. Nice to see you posting, kiddo.

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    1. Sherry, I so do hope that I'm wrong, to fear President Trump, but reality is saying something else. As members of Trump's advisers have links to white supremacy groups, who have, in the past, have been very transphobic and homophobic. Time will tell, if Trump's appointment to SCOTUS is a fair, but conservative member. Or,a card carrying bigot, to be feared, by all.

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