God and Religion.


I was sitting on my cloud

Thinking about religion

When God passed by.

“Hello God” I said, “Can I have a word?”

“Of course you can” he said,

“Let me pull up a cloud and sit down”

“What seems to be the problem?” he asked,

“Religion” I replied.

“Ah, now there is a problem” he replied,

“So you know about it then!”

“Yes of course I do,

I don’t just drift around aimlessly!” he said.

“So why don’t you do something about it?”

“What should I do, you started religion”

“I realise that, but why so many types?” I asked

“People see me differently,

So they come to me in different ways”

“But why can they not see that,

See that you are the one God,

They think they have their own God

And each one is different

And that their personal religion is the only way?”

“That is up to them, it is their free will to do what they want”

“But why do they argue with each other,

Fight each other,

Kill each other, in the name of their religion.

You are their God, do something about it!”

“What can I do, they all ask me to do something,

But they all ask different questions,

Want different results” He replied.

“You are omnipotent though, you can fix this” I said.

“I know that but if I fix it they will still argue,

They will say that their religion is the way.

The way is for them to come together

To realise that I am here for them,

Here for them all”

“So your saying religion is wrong?”

“No, it is not wrong, but they just cannot see,

Cannot see that there is only one God,

And I am here,

I always will be here,

Here for them all”

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 9th, 2018 03:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: Why do different religions believe in their own God, there is only one God.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 33


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold. I'm rather fundamental. There can be many avenues, though I don't see everyone as worshipping the same God.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks for your Comment, I am obviously more broad minded, there is only one God and people worship God in differing ways.

    • FineB

      Hi Goldfinch!

      A powerful, evocative poem on religion. Thank you!
      God is good all the time, mankind can be disruptive often dishonouring him.

      Keep writing

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks FineB, yes God is good all the time.

        There is no way i would ever stop writing, so many words - so little time.

      • Tony36

        Well written and expressed

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Tony, most kindl

          • Tony36


          • dusk arising

            It seems there now are many of us who were brought up in the christian tradition who have become dissatisfied with the way that religion has been 'taught' to us in a strict and archaic 'god fearing' manner and realised the contradictions between the lesson and the tradition/church. Having the courage to look further is truly eye opening.

            These days i think of god as being 'the way' rather than a deity. I am a spiritual person and hold those christian ethics i grew up with to be wholesome but cannot accept 'holier than thou' attitudes from any fundamentalist regardless of their 'faith'.
            It seems that whatever god is, 'he/she/it' has given us the ability to love and living a loving life (thats love in its broadest sense i.e. not just romantic love) surely must be the key to living a life close to 'god' whatever that may be.

            Very thought provoking writing sir!

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you very much for that da it is very much the same as my thinking. I think of God as a force in the Universe and has, as you have said, given us the ability to 'love'. It is a pity that sometimes religion gets in the way of the love that we have for God and that God has for us.

            • ZIGGY

              Hi O I like this theme a conversation with God, as we all know the problem with religion is faith this is very well thought out piece can see nothing I would change well penned indeed

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Ziggy. I have written quite a few "Conversations with God" they are a way for me to put ideas of God across in my writing.

              • ron parrish aka wordman

                one God,one religion,a lot of confused people

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very true Ron, thank you.

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