The gold, not the cross, is what defines your religion
And Christ has no part in your worldly addictions
The Bible's pages broken down into pieces and bits
Remolded to form the scripture of capitalists
The salvation meant to free the poor from their sins
Now the domain of intimidating, middle class individualists
The measure of godliness now the counting of blessings
The poor disregarded while we accumulate things
In our vain pursuits, our god is nothing less than money
The words of life twisted like adverts for economic commodity
I pity the man who walks into our walls
With nothing to offer, or anything at all
Yearning, groping for the Bread of life
Whilst imposing on our comfortable, self-imposed rights
The man who had no place to lay His head
Now the King of the rich and spiritually dead
He who fed thousands with bread and fish
somehow left a way for His flock to be selfish?
Hypocrites! How will we save others from Hell
when there is no love even amongst ourselves?
Where were you when I was naked and hungry?
Nowhere! I know you not, be gone from Me!
Will He look into our lives and see only imperialist greed?
Who pursue an American Dream in subtle idolatry
"He became poor, that we might be rich"
All we need is bad hermeneutics to become elitist heretics
Not knowing that we will never truly glorify Christ
If His death is our bet to be rich in this life
God bless you, Divinely Inspired Poet!! Let the righteousness be heard also in the lines of your future poems!!
wow this is an awesome poem- so awesome
That's a very good point that you bring up; but yes, sad but true this is reality in our world today in most areas of the world.
You're absolutely right in this! It drives me crazy that they use the Lord just for the pocket change--and then on top of that, rarely give it out to the ones they should!
This is sad but true. Great Job!
I really like this scathing critique of Christianity in America. It's something that I've been thinking about for a long time.
Unfortunately it's not only in America. I live in Cape Town and I see the same thing here.
I love this.