Goldfinch60

Removing Boundaries.



It is there in all churches,

The bible sits on the lectern

Waiting for people to read it,

To read its words and believe.

Many believe every word is true

And that history,

Created by man,

Will lead them to salvation

In the eyes of the christian god.

But those who question the bible

Know that an open bible

Does not necessarily mean

An open heart,

And that all boundaries

Created by religion

Must be removed,

So all can see their own god

Within their hearts and minds

And be free to go into their future

Without those boundaries.

You must realise that you cannot trap god,

Your god,

In a specific set of views

Written in the bible.

Comments8

  • Goldfinch60

    For those of you who know my views on religion the only reasons I go to church is to sing in the choir, meet good friends and get free carparking in town!

  • Teddy.15

    Well Andy as you know I am in no way religious so I think that this is a fantastic point for those who are and us who are not, it doesn't take anyone's beliefs away because we are a very accepting bunch of friends, as you say we all believe in our own figure of who we all wish. A lovely write dear friend. Thank you. I truly believe we can all grace the same table with what ever we believe 💖

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Teddy, yes we can all share that table no matter what our beliefs are, what a wonderful world it would be if that were so.

      Andy

      • Teddy.15

        well lets start at mps then and hope that people share the wisdom. x

      • orchidee

        A good write Gold, yet I am rather 'fundamental' myself - 'all roads do not lead to God', etc.
        You remember with me, when we were with Columbus in 1492 on this day, when he discovered America?
        Or did we discover it? Were we going for a swim near the shore, and bumped our heads on a piece of land named America?!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Orchi.

          That bump on the head was me waking you up from that dream of a promised land.

          Andy

          • orchidee

            Oohhh, I'm singing that song 'We're marching to the Promised Land', or the words are summat like that. Or is it Cuckoo Land in our mad moments?!

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          • orchidee

            Me again!
            But I don't go as far as excluding women priests. One church gets caught out. We could say 'Ahh, but they teach in Sunday School. Shouldn't be allowed, if they're excluding women from leading in any way'. Doh!

            • Goldfinch60

              Certainly not, the Methodist Church has had women priests for a long time and we have no issues with that at all.
              The Methodists have also agreed to carry out same sex marriages which has caused a great deal of discussion in the community, one of my friends is dead against it, we had 'a discussion' the other day about it as I have no problem with it.

              Andy

              • orchidee

                The same place is very anti same sex things. Well, the Minister is. The mostly elderly congregation get Bible-bashed by him each week, I feel. Not that they should all be 'cosy', but maybe an older, softer Minister would be best for them. He gets 'worse' sometimes - not beating the 'sheep', but a bit heavy on the hellfire and damnation side. They surely know a lot of it already, if they have true Christian faith, as some have been there donkey's years.

              • Marie

                I love the points you make in this excellently penned poem, Andy. I feel organised religion is on the way out now because everybody has some degree of education and is able to think for themselves, before education people were told how to think and what they should think, that has no died the death, thank goodness. My church is inside me, it is the only church I visit and it is where I meet my God. The Bible has never been meaningful for me, I could never love the God who is depicted within it. Religious freedom without boundries would change our world for the better, Andy and I pray we both live to see it happen! How wonderfully joyful that would be. Wonderful thought provoking write! Thank you for sharing, dear poet...

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Marie, I used to be a devout christian as was my wife but during her awful dementia praying to the christian god did not help her at all and when she passed I was in church and decided to forego the christian religion and it was like a great weight was taken from me. Since then I still have my own god and I know that My Spirit is within me but organised religion is just a farce.

                  Andy

                  • Marie

                    Agreed 1,0000000000000000000000% dear Andy...
                    Bless you always, dear friend...

                  • L. B. Mek

                    'But those who question the bible
                    Know, that an open bible

                    Does not necessarily mean
                    An open heart,'..
                    Amen!
                    (and questioning
                    is the first responsibility:
                    in believing)

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Mek for your understanding.

                      Andy

                    • Jon Nakapalau

                      Wonderful message - powerful poem!

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Jon, much appreciated.

                        Andy

                      • S.Allette

                        Your message can drive a stake through the heart of those who are driven to accept any form of information without question. I see you dare to challenge others to think. Great work. 💖

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you for your great understanding, much appreciated.

                          Andy



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