Superiority & Prejudice

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Superiority is the greatest enabler of prejudice!
Downfall of all of us, it seems // from the Garden to now
Outthinking God // we believe our own truth
About life // about others // about faith
Encapsulating God in our own image
Superiority seems to bring out the worst in people
Evolves equally in both rich and poor
Entitlement blinds the moral compass
Making North South and East West
Seduces the good // enrages the oppressed
Superiority evolves from the Id and builds the Ego
Falsely filling our minds with our own fake news
Selfish desires rise above right and wrong
Elevating race and color above common sense
Claiming ideology and theology to be the basis for greater truth
Superiority is the greatest enabler of prejudice

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

 

At the End of the Road

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As a Christian, when I read all the descriptions of God in the Bible, I find God is male, with physical attributes such as his strong right hand, and a face that no man can look upon. Yet in the Bible it says that God is Spirit, so which one is it. The physical like us, or a Spirit that doesn’t really have a description. I don’t believe anyone knows. We read all the metaphorical descriptions and make our conclusions, but we may be surprised when our actual time comes to leave this world.

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At the end of the road when my life is done

What will if I find, will there be one

Who will meet me there at the pearly gates

With hands outstretched no need to wait

Will he be tall  short  fat or thin

When he sees me will he break out with a grin

Funny to me how we fantasize

Making God like us as we rationalize

Dreaming that descriptions of hands  and face

Describe a reality that has no race

Metaphors become reality as we describe our God

Forgetting he is Spirit  and that would be odd

For a Spirit has no shape, no hands to hold tight

Only a presence of the purest light

So whether God is he she or it

The God we meet will probably not fit

The idea we have in the back of our mind

Won’t it be interesting what we will find

At the end of the road