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Canned Religion and Conspicuous Piety

“When love begins to sicken and decay
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith:
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand, 246 more words

Poetry And Prose

The Propagandist

The fact of the matter, ain’t the matter of the fact
Nor he promised to be, ever, truth-teller
Messiah, we made, of that artifact
His black and white lies, a bestseller! 110 more words


February 20, 2017

Genesis 41:53-54 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. 457 more words


Gods of Rot and of Decay?

In a private discussion, a colleague told me that someone argued against the need for cleansing on the basis that Gods like Hela and Ereshkigal were Gods of rot and corruption and decay. 761 more words

Psalm 11

I trust the Lord. Your warnings are still in my ears: Fly like a bird to the mountains. Watch, the godless already put their arrows on the arches to kill you underhand. 105 more words


Knowing and Loving

Knowledge and vital piety
The Wesley brother said
Is the measure of our keeping
Two separate pieces meant to wed
For knowing God is paramount… 80 more words

Spiritual Growth

Freedom Quote #55

True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.

-Abraham Lincoln

Freedom Quote #55