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The Tannoy Operator

This free verse was written from an agnostic point of view so may appear biased, against organised religions I assure you this is not my intention, and it is simply a poem For the record, I have told lies in the past, and still do occasionally The tannoy operator And so it came to pass at a certain time in human history the greatest illuminati in civilisation are called together with only one question to solve IS THERE ONE TRUE GOD! Physicists, philosophers, professors, sit round an enormous table No religious leaders where invited, as they are deemed to be extremely prejudiced, Besides they already believe in many relevant Gods depending on their denomination and orientation, Stern faces stare across the table at each other For this matter is to be taken, with the utmost gravitas, All known religious texts are brought in, and piled high on the table, “Search the evidence” echoes over a tannoy system All the texts are studiously scrutinised, over the ensuing days After which the great debate is due to begin in earnest, But first a show of hands is called for, by the tannoy operator and this question put to them, “Have you found one true God” but alas nobody raises a hand, “Ok so let the great debate begin” They all just look at each other, stand up shake hands, leave the room, and go their separate ways Unknown to these illuminati another conference had been called in secret by the tannoy system operator Only this time, it was between the various religious leaders, Again after pouring over all the texts the same question was put to them, “Have you found one true God” and sure to form, every one of them raise their hands But then unbelievably stand up, and prepare to leave the room, “You cannot go, without revealing who God is” echoes from the tannoy Just then a massive argument erupts, spilling over into fisticuffs Indeed this status quo, has remained ever since. By David Kavanagh

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 6/10/2021 1:48:00 PM
Funny how man has been granted the insights to challenge, probe, doubt the Creator...that's a God one can pursue. No?
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David Kavanagh
Date: 6/11/2021 10:56:00 AM
Cheers we can virtual shake hands, and go our paths
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 6/11/2021 10:06:00 AM
Religion is not relationship...sorry for your experiece shared by so many.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 6/11/2021 2:24:00 AM
In school it was beaten into me that a certain god did exist, and dare you question their authority, so had no choice but to accept the status quo, but now I do ask questions because I can, but haven’t found the answers, other than it’s wrong to brainwash and beat people into religious conformity, I find more solace in being a free thinker,
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 6/11/2021 12:17:00 AM
All men have sought celestial insight from the beginning of human time. No matter the oppressor, men seek God to make sense of their existence. They find solace from knowing He exists (choose your form). Man usurps the rights, not God. His Word shows the way to those who hear and understand. In the end He judges ALL people with perfect love. This is not our home.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 6/10/2021 2:05:00 PM
I don’t think all man has been granted such insights to probe, A lot are still stifled and oppressed in certain countries, but I agree that in the so called free world we do have choice and our own personal intelligence can make decisions, it’s not necessarily a God to pursue, but more a right to question the status quo, No?
Date: 6/9/2021 6:42:00 PM
this was interesting. So can't there just be "God?" and he is to everybody what they believe him to be?
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David Kavanagh
Date: 6/9/2021 9:22:00 PM
And that was indeed the idea behind my write Andrea, unfortunately that very question you ask has failed to quell the religious fervour and intolerance between certain religions, ie the crusades, the Palestinian question and indeed 911, to name but a few, there are some takers on Pantheism the one universal God view, but paradoxically not everyone’s cup of tea, cheers David