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We are punished and jailed when we do wrong
We are warned of God’s wrath if we do something immoral 
We are told life after death can be brutal or rewarding 
We are threatened with Hell and rewarded with Paradise
We know about hell on earth
We know about the abundance of wonderful feelings while we live
When we die does our pain from hell or our richness from joys come with us?
After they die do we know if a cruel tyrant is punished
Or a child-molester, or a drug dealer, or a murderer, or an abuser
Are they made to feel the anguish and the terror they have inflicted?
When soldiers are betrayed by their allies 
Are those so-called friends chastised after their death?
When you believe your mentors
Who tells you to kill the enemy of your faith
And your rewards will be in Heaven
And you perform the act of wilful murder
Are you rewarded or punished in your after life?
For thousands of years Humans have annihilation races for religious reason
Have we learned anything?
We still go on doing the same thing thus proving that 
Punishment in the world of the after death does not exist
Because we don’t believe in fiction
We still have politicians who lie
We still have soldiers who die
But humans can cry for a bird that is killed
Or for a magnificent old tree that is lopped
And then tolerate injustice and murder in the name of their cause

Thank God 
We believe there is goodness in people
If we don’t

Then life is a joke

A bad joke.

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 3:38:00 AM
    A well written poem. - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)