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To Group and Believe

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To Group and Believe

TO GROUP AND TO BELIEVE 

Man is a social animal
Yet he divides himself most finely
A niche for every aspect of living 
He creates to make his life worthwhile 

Religions despite their ultimate common goal abound  
The soul is controlled as intimately
As is the believers’ will
It seems we must be members of a group
To exist
A flock willing or forced to be led

Each group is an exclusive sect
With its own claims to the rights to eternity
That on occasion harbours fanatics
The utopia of an all-embracing humanitarian society
Easily trampled 
In order to boost membership

No room for the outsider
No compassion for the uninitiated
Only righteous indignation 
When you do not belong

Praises are lifted high
To a god or a man who occasionally hears
The multi facets of this mighty being 
A quagmire that only the zealots can wade through 

Discrepancies in dogma and creed abound
Passionately the leaders defend the idiosyncrasies
Of a belief that on occasion
Has limited modern appeal 

Their crusaders challenge all 
Dissenters within cast out
With no brotherly love shown 
The mind and body shackled to the leaders sense of 
Right and wrong
Room only for soldiers to the cause
Who obey unflinchingly

How long till the great one above arrives
Here on earth
Where some would argue he should always be? 
A chance to see the dogma becoming reality
To confirm its authenticity

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