Ha. Well, I am not so iconoclastic – meaning I have more mixed and uncertain (seeming) views, so will not accord with your sentiment – but, that said, I definitely understand your sense of humor and irony here which is very effectively conveyed. k.
Actually, I have incredibly uncertain views — I won’t settle for simple explanations like “spirits” and “gods”!
Many folks think “believing in God” is being “Open Minded” — whereas needing Gods to explain and feel comfortable is often just the opposite move of being open minded. An Open Mind is being OK with uncertainty. But to pretend I am uncertain that a brick won’t fall if I drop it, is just as silly to me as pretending a loving god answers prayers when it is plainly clear that does not happen..
If you read Blue Flute’s Haiku, you will see my irony. And if you read David’s cartoons, you will clearly see the terrible clutches of Yahweh’s people.
But I am sure you know all this stuff — but don’t know what you think.
Hi Sabio, You are right that I am uncertain of my own views, in part because of certain recent deaths of family members and friends–so a lot of wishful thinking, perhaps. I don’t know. I agree the culture is not very open-minded in much of the country – I live in NYC, where we are all pretty secular, so I don’t feel all the religious stuff so much; it’s just a very different atmosphere– k.
we believe in many things we can not see
or prove, knowing who we are is a life long endeavor
i was a pastor once, and i learned more of god on the streets
than i did in most churches, i will give you that
"I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful and contemporary. In this I am very much on the Garrison Keillor culture-team. A poem is a conversation or an encounter with a deeply committed, highly entertaining friend."
-- Tony Hoagland (poet)
"A sad literary irony is poets who crave to be understood but don't write as if they do."
-- Sabio Lantz (a non-poet)