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Dogs 2018

SIMPLER THAN THOU
(12/8/18)


I trust
in God
absolutely

but religions
are human
institutions

meant merely
to point us
in the divine
direction

and when
they tell us
that the only
way to heaven
is through their
doctrine

that is
obviously
wrong

patently
ignorant

just plain
mean
spirited

once
we find God
we can leave
religion
behind

the institution
has fulfilled
its intended
purpose

there are
those
who remain
to teach

to preach

to administer

they are
needed

but we
are not
all
they

we are free
to continue
our paths
of enlightenment

subject only
to our own
damnations