Saturday, March 1, 2014


    “This is the One True Faith—believe as we
    or you’ll be lost for all eternity,
    unless you now whole-heartedly subscribe
    to be a member of our Holy Tribe
    and learn the tenets of our Sacred Faith
    obeying all commands our Leader saith,
    lest you be punished with oblivion
    when your sad, hopeless earthly days are done.”

    “I thank you, sir and madam, for your tract,
    but I prefer to put my faith in fact,
    accordingly as science shows the way
    and not some old mythology obey.”

         And thus the ancient quarrel still plays out,
         as science puts credulity in doubt.