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In The Name Of The Father
JH (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

In The Name Of The Father

In the name of the Father,
Crusaders sallied forth
raping and murdering.

In the name of the Father,
the Vatican turned its back
on the holocaust.

In the name of the Father,
we assassinated Gandhi,
and Martin Luther King.

In the name of the Father,
the Irish killed one another,
and the British urged them on.

In the name of the Father,
paedophiles lurk behind
dog collars and cassocks.

In the name of the Father,
children are sold or enslaved.

In the name of the Father,
this a father I can do without.

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Comments (4)

hear hear...and not only are these people blood guilty they are also guilty of turning any thinking person away from God......they say they act in the name of the father..but if you ask them what that name is..they don't know.
Don't hold back Jerry tell us what you really think.. Excellent mate and the sad part. Mostly true. Regards Mate. Craig.
Religion, in general, has a very violent past and is violent today. There is a church on every corner but look at world conditions. There is no unity...why, in the U.S. alone, there are 10 main religions with over 10,000 different sects or divisions...you speak boldy in your writings...maybe we have this in common? ...thank you.
A compelling piece, dripping with irony and rage. Powerful words to challenge the fundamentalists and show the reader deep inside your social conscience. Bravo. love, Allie xxxx