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Religions Of Man - Part Ii - Or - Just Thousands Of Years Of Incredible Pain
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Religions Of Man - Part Ii - Or - Just Thousands Of Years Of Incredible Pain

Tell me of my God, my guide not my judge
Of wide open spaces, of sky, and of love
Tell me of my God, of light, not of dark
Of the days that we live in, not dust from the past

Tell me of my God, not sheep in a line or
Of Man’s Religions, their dogmas, their signs
Tell me of my God, a presence in mine
To be found in all things, connected through Time

For here is Gods presence, God’s temple of peace
Seen from all places, south, west, north and east
Its the Earth and it’s peoples, it’s colours, it’s sounds
It’s lands and it’s oceans, where life all abounds

The stars in the heavens, the planets, their seed
These are the God in which I believe
And my God is no harm, to those prophets who spake
For all Mans religions we now should debate

For my God begat them
As he begat thee
But God has now said
Its time God was free

Free of Religions which slander his name
The Religions of Man
The fanatics insane
The Churches, the Mosques, the synagogues too
They have nothing to do with the God that I view

Their purpose was served when their message was spread
In lands far apart when men spoke, but not read
In days when Man lived in communities, blind,
Of far distant cultures, of others, his kind

That message was sent yet again and again
Delivered by prophets of different names
At differing times and with different claims
Religions got tangled within their own chains

But these messages left us a terrible curse
The division of Man, across all of Earth
So it’s time to consider the future of Man
As I can’t believe, that this was God’s plan

For the fruits of Religion are seen all around
The innocent’s corpses, the blood soaked ground
We see it each day, on our screens we are taught,
Religion, the reason that these people fought

If you add up the dead, the wounded and scarred
The innocents murdered, with complete disregard
Religion does not seem to offer much gain
Just thousands of years of incredible pain

So here is a statement, a statement of fact
Fit for our time, Man move forward not back
Its time you accept all your Gods are the same
You are killing each other just over a name

So we should examine the Religions of Man
Keep what is good and use what we can
But when we come to decide what they’re worth
Just remember, to religion Hell owes it’s birth

So to whatever Religion you may now belong
In whatever language you sing holy song
Examine your conscience, your mind let expand
See the twenty first century as God wanted Man

For God never envisaged that we should abuse
That greatest of gifts, the power to choose
For God has no favourites, for we are as one
And Religion can’t change that, it won’t be undone

So let us take time to read what was said
By the various Prophets, now all long dead
But remember the fact that there can only be
The one God, for all of us, surely you see

So if God should be known by Man as a whole
The time now has come for us all to enrol
In the knowledge of something we’ve missed all this time…..
God is universal, it's senses mankind

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Rudyard Kipling


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