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sing4peace BS: The God thread to end all God threads (210* d) RE: BS: The God thread to end all God threads 15 Oct 09

FWIW - my two cents

IF I WERE GOD - By Joyce Katzberg

I don't think that God really cares
Who I spent the night with
Or if I prefer a him or a her
When it comes to who I love
And I don't think that God really watches
Everything I'm doing
Spying everyday like the C.I.A.
From a hiding place above.

It seems to me that a deity would have his or her hands full
Keeping watch over all six billion or so folks down here on Earth.

If I were God it would piss me off
To watch all the rape and plundering
Destruction of the planet that I love
By the people down below
Unnatural acts abound
Like nuclear fission and strip mining
With poisons filling up the seas
And the sky blown full of holes

And if God really is an old white man sitting way up there in heaven
And controlling things we should cut the strings
And all go out on strike!

It occurs to me as I sing this song
That I may have made a blunder
At least heresy or maybe blasphemy -
I could fry for a long, long time
And what if God is as I fear
All brimstone, fire and thunder
With no sense of humor and had a bad day
And won't forgive my crime?

I'll simply have to wait and see what happens in the future
And try hard each day to work and pray and hope for humankind.

Oh, the God I love doesn't care a bit
That I don't do church on Sundays
And I say words like *%#&@ and !$**#
and even worse sometimes
God knows that I love people
And all the living things around me
And it counts for a lot
When you give what you've got
To those fallen on hard times.

Because it's awfully hard for a deity who has his or her hands full
To take care of all six billion or so
Terribly needy
Sometimes greedy
Capable of miracles
Fallen angels
Laughing and crying
Struggling and dying
Folks down here on Earth.

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