Feb. 27, 2018

Not Christian ; Bad Christian

From The Novelist Portent by Johnny E. Mahaffey (author's profile)


The Novelist Portent
Johnny E. Mahaffey
February 10, 2018


NO! I'm not.
I'm not like you.
Why the &$*#( do you THINK
I need to be?

Therein lies your own fault—
you find ME lacking—yet
you don't know me. But your discovery
of me allowed you to put yourself
on a &*$()# pedestal.

That's your bias. Your self-deceit.
All at play.
I'm not like you.
Why should that shock you?
And stop *$#$*#) censoring my words!
Is your faith really this weak?

You think because I'm not "Christian"
that something drove me from your god.
There it is again: your bias.
Why assume some drama, some trauma,
drove me from your way? That was your reason.
Your need; and now my non-need challenges you.

Your line of thought is what's killed millions,
hundreds of millions, over thousands of years.
If your god makes you feel good about yourself,
great. But your god is not my god.

And I will not be smote by you
nor will I burn at your stake.

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