Canto CCLX

I have to field the question now and then—
when’s the date for baby’s christening—
I tell them she can choose her religion

when she is old enough, that I will bring
all of the world’s faiths to her attention.
Of course I hope she will choose no such thing

and make do with this life. If the command
to have no other god save for Yahweh
elicits worship from her adult mind,

I will not wave some Dawkins at her face,
although I reckon knowledge is enough
to keep the fear of any hell at bay,

the manifest versions of Pascal’s Bluff.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    May 20, 2012 @ 00:44:06

    Pascals Bluff…Give up our rational thought for some dodgy insurance policy…there have been no reports of it ever paying out.

    What is the point of creating a mind that is capable of amazing free thought and not allowing it freedom of choice.

    Religion and a creative God are incompatible.


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