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Ramblings of a godless mind

Day twelve of NaPoWriMo. Still running behind schedule, today’s prompt is to write an index poem. The book closest to me was ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins. Picked up phrases from the index, there seems to be an eerie relevance to the times we live in.


Abuse mental, physical,
Adolph Hitler advertising,
Affirmations, arguments for the existence of God.
Army of God, fundamentalist.

Bhagavad Gita, Bible, blasphemy,
Can we be good without God?
The clash of science and spirituality,
Abuse of children, gullibility, imaginary friends.

Chinese whispers, conversion to fundamentalism,
Religious education, fundamentalist, violent,
Circumcision, female genital mutilation,

Debate with innate predisposition,
Destruction of argument, influence on religious belief.
Death penalty, morality, segregated teaching,

Faith is a virtue, religious views,
End of faith, existence of evil, selfish gene,
Worship of  ghosts, hallucinations, end of world,
Religion and crime, war, sanity, suicide bomber.

Ignorance, illusions, imaginary friends,
Lying, irrational, magic, meaning of life,
Moral minds, favouring rules of thumb,
Factions, culture, sectarian conflict, patriotism.


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