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Published April 6, 2012 by April Fox

This time of year tends to bring out the holier-than-thou in a lot of religious folks; I’m fortunate that I don’t experience it much within my own circle of cherished people, but it’s definitely out there and I see enough of it that it makes me kind of ill. I used to write a lot about this stuff, and then I got all happy and started writing more about that, but apparently the old attitude is still around. If you’re a person of faith and don’t try to shove your beliefs down my throat like a drunk on a two-dollar whore, you’re awesome. If you’re in the other camp, the judgmental, hypocritical “Christians” who, were they to encounter him today, would look at Jesus as a scruffy, dirty, liberal, socialist prick, this is for you.

when the lord passed around all the
cautions, the thou shalts, the judge nots and
love thy- and posted his one holy son at the altar of
humankind, walking through whore streets, cavorting with
tax men and
homeless folk, barefoot and ugly
where were you standing?
slack-jawed and stupid, soaking up only the things that you wanted
the good bits sloughed off like dead skin in a mud hole
you carry your bibles like armour to ward off the logic
the notion that doing right
might be enough and you cry out
BELIEVETH in he that has made you
believeth, and ye shall be saved
from the horrors you’ve made for yourselves-
i can do all things
i am imperfect
i am a sinner, abject, inherent
nothing can stop me from doing wrong, i am a failure in god’s eyes but i can be
by my faith
enter heaven’s gates, bloodied and rape-bruised
my fingerprints branded on soft skin
and memories
i can do anything
saved in his name
the holy ones
kneel down
receive your host
effigy savior goes soft in your mouth
spit out the bitter taste
wipe your lips clean
and ye shall be saved.

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