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RELUCTANT ATHEIST

I really want to believe in Jesus
I secretly wish that it was true
A love that is really transformational
But my problem is I work with you

It's so hard to believe in a holy God
That would send his son to die for me
If I received him would I be like you
And is being like you being set free

The church music sounds so beautiful
The words from Scripture pure and fair
But if you really believed it was all true
Why is it you can't wait to get out of there

When you get mad your King you curse
You're an arrogant boss, but you call him Lord
Where are your deeds of love & acts of faith
You seem more interested in your brand new Ford

If you believe millions are dying in darkness
And that the world is filled with despair
Why are you always so self absorbed
If Jesus is in you then why don't you care

You say it's wrong for me to look at you
That I should only focus my eyes on Christ
You're asking the blind to see the light
While those who see him are not enticed

So I live as a reluctant atheist 
I'll go to my grave wishing God were true
I'd love to believe in amazing grace
But my problem is I work with you

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Date: 10-19-14

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  1. Date: 10/23/2014 2:45:00 PM

    Your words have touched me... this is very profound. I call myself a Christian and yet I realize that many, many Christians are hypocritical and self righteous. If you call yourself a follower of Jesus, then you must BE like him. There's simply no way around it. I know you're an atheist, but I really think you would like the song On a Corner in Memphis by Todd Agnew... it touches on this topic that you speak of, and the singer is very genuine in what he speaks.
  1. Date: 10/23/2014 1:49:00 PM

    This is a powerful, deep, and enticing poem. May the Lord send you someone that may show you that he is real. I love your work of art.
  1. Date: 10/22/2014 7:16:00 PM

    A sad poem. I am sorry you haven't met someone who's light shines. I pray they come into your life soon.
  1. Date: 10/22/2014 5:10:00 PM

    into someone elses face you know what I mean. It's like my Halloween poetry, I guess I've freaked out some of the more over board readers on this site, well I am sorry about doing that but I won't quite writting what I enjoy and just because I can write so well dark don't mean I don't have the light within my soul. cheri
  1. Date: 10/22/2014 5:07:00 PM

    Bang right on the money my friend, I am around many self righteous people who talk about their faith, but they do nothing to help others except mock the homeless behind their backs, or worse, what about helping that poor soul who needs help instead. Lend them a helping hand, or two if ou can, it takes so little to make a big differnece in someone life. I live on a tight budget but I help out people if I can, and I don't ask anything in return, i have my own faith but I don't shove it into
  1. Date: 10/22/2014 1:27:00 PM

    believe the light of love inside your heart cursing is an ugly trait none of us are perfect but we strive to be for soul happiness excellent pen dear friend smiling nearly got me going dave
  1. Date: 10/22/2014 9:57:00 AM

    Love this :-) xx
  1. Date: 10/21/2014 8:42:00 AM

    For me the lesson here is that we Christians need to be aware of how our actions can impact someone who is searching for God. This is a point well taken. In some cases non believers celebrate when a believer messes up and are quick to point it out. For me I try to live a life that is pleasing to God but at times fall well short, Thankfuly Jesus is kind.
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 4:41:00 PM

    actually, this is very spiritual, not religious...your sense of Christianity is finely expressed , dave.. and if we are truly Christian, we do need to walk the talk... beautiful!.. huggs
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:49:00 PM

    I so totally agree with Charmaine on this matter. I firmly believe a Christian is what you believe in, love with in any given situation. So I think all people just should be true to your own faith. Believe in yourself and what you believe in. Believe, believe, believe. Thus you will conquer all. The power of the heart and soul makes one beautiful person through and through as within your beautiful soul.... take care Dave... Eve
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:17:00 PM

    There is a fine line between the religious and the faithful,but that fine line makes all the difference.Stick to your faith,cause a person is a religious icon doesnt mean He c an't be theweak of weakest.I do believe if We judge such people We loose the aim of being Christians.After all We are all easily suggested to fail our faith.Love him,tell him.what you think,but with love,and all will be solved.I know its difficult in such situations,but pray and God will give you power through yr kind word
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:04:00 PM

    Interesting!!!
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:02:00 PM

    It is sad but unfortunately in many cases so true. Sadly so many go for show, but there are also many loving people to be found that really try to be good.

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