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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
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PrayerWings Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
God bless you, Divinely Inspired Poet!! Let the righteousness be heard also in the lines of your future poems!! :)
Metalcorrr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks man :)
MaidenStar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is an awesome poem- so awesome :)
missaquaitaine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
RachBurns Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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!
Greengirl2011 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is sad but true. Great Job!
Parsat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Writer
I really like this scathing critique of Christianity in America. It's something that I've been thinking about for a long time.
Metalcorrr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Writer
Unfortunately it's not only in America. I live in Cape Town and I see the same thing here.
Parsat Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Writer
Stay strong in the faith, brother.
MechanicMocha Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.
Metalcorrr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you :)
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