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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Of Bogeymen and Saviors

Let us be clear about the profound immorality of those who love to use Karl Marx as the bogeyman in our time while they pay lip service to the life and work of a Nazarene named Jesus. Marx lived twice as long as Jesus and eventually died of pleurisy. While Marx was vilified by many for calling the workers of the world to unite, Jesus was murdered at age 33 for calling out the inequities of his day and those who perpetuated it. 

We can theologically sanitize his murder all we want... The fact is he was NAILED to a rough wooden cross, which he was forced to carry on his back to the hill where he would be further brutalized and allowed to hang on it till he was dead. His was the kind of fate that the theologian Bonhoeffer aptly described in his declaration that "when God calls a man, He bids him come and die." This for Bonhoeffer was "the cost of discipleship".

Those who have an interest in maintaining the status quo have never welcomed the voices that declare in favor of the poor and the disadvantaged. Christianity as we know it is a reflection of the prevailing moral values in our society.  In this context those who act out in contravention of those values are invariably isolated and targeted for elimination. The false equivalencies that we witness from the mouths of the servants of the status quo are nothing more than attempts to muddle the consciousness of those who are patrons of the daily discourse of charlatans "making a living".

And so the poor perish while political opportunists and their lackeys spook the people with their visions of the ghost of Marx. And for this "Jesus wept". 

The struggle continues...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Anodynes

“Creative rhymes…
Potent anodynes…
Analgesic tones…
Somnifaciently affected sounds…
Words that heal…
In combinations we feel…
Anesthetic formulae
And stupefacient lies
Won’t change our need for realistic treatise…

Preachers and teachers
Singers and speakers…
Sermons and lessons
Songs and mass visions…
Come now before us
Sounding so spurious
Because they are devoid of real truths…
Thoughts obfuscated
On minds opiated
Will…finally…do us no good—”

Excerpt From: Roy Alexander Graham. “Of Scattered Seed and Broken Souls.” Figtree Enterprises, Inc., 2012. iBooks.
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Immortal

“Forever
Like a wind traveling through time
Across many stages…
From everlasting till now…we are…
And will be still
Through all the ages…of time…

And forever
Like a raindrop moving through space…
Returning again to its origin as air…
Through heat and cold
Becoming water
Again…and again

Forever and forever
We are like the wind
Becoming clouds
That fall as rain
To return again
To its form as spirit…

We are the immortals…of the Immortal
Which was…
Who is…
That will be
Forever”

Excerpt From: Roy Alexander Graham's  “In My Element.” Figtree Enterprises, Inc., 2012. iBooks.
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