THE RATIONALIST’S CREED
I’d rather know in truth than trust in faith
The declarations of some “Holy Wraith”:
It’s science that will show the rightful way
And dictate what commandments to obey
If we’re to thrive in earthly enterprises
Meeting whatever challenge here arises,
And simply common sense reveals that love
Is what our noblest goals are fashioned of.
But superstition and idolatry
Have over eons bred such misery
That thoughtful people cannot but deplore
The oxymoron of “religious war.”
A blind belief in someone’s “holy word”
Instead of truth is patently absurd.