Of millions of years
We have evolved to Homo de spirituali dominus
– Man, master of spirituality!
We got more than one good book:
Qur’an, Vedas and Guru Granth Sahib,
Tripitaka and Torah
As well as the Bible
To spell out the will of God
In six different shades of black & white,
Save us from the scary black darkness,
Keep us in the pwetty white light.
Walk toward and into the light,
And death is guaranteed to be better
Than this Devil’s Domain called
Backtrack to the days of BC – Before Clerics
Were afraid of their religions’ origins,
Before pagan was redefined from local & home-grown to
Spiritual Atavism To All Nations,
The world believed in different myths:
Before heaven & hell were spiritual destinations for the dead
One was the searing red ocean beneath the land,
The other the vast blue roof where birds flirted with clouds.
Blue was a foreign colour to most tongues, anthropologists believe
But I think people were smarter than that.
On the far East side we had guardian dragons
Raining good fortune and education on us from above,
While angels’ Assyrian ancestors hunted us like birds of prey.
The skies of Zambia, Angola & Congo are windows to prehistory
Because they still see pterodactyls!
Ala was an Igbo goddess as well as an Arab god,
At the tip of Africa’s horn the world was balanced on the horns of a bull
Tethered in front of the cow he loved –
Maybe the common ancestor of the Egyptian sky-cow,
As Somalis & Ethiopians were the common ancestors of Egyptians?
The Slavic sun is too lazy to inhabit the sky,
She lives on an island served by the 4 winds,
Long before Avraham preached fear of God
Inuktitut (Eskimos) preached fear of everything!
Kaluli women are the mothers of Mother Nature,
Men only have supremacy because
A male snake ate an Aboriginal goddess’s daughters,
But Chinese emperors were legally required
To sexually satisfy 121 women in 15 nights!
Modern Indians caste their devotion toward fair skin
When they used to believe darker = holier.
Asian Indians meant their own skins,
American “Indians” meant that of Africans
But both stopped once pale-skins
Installed themselves in positions of superiority.
Complex, I know.
The disciples had never heard of Jesus,
Their messiah’s name was Ieshua,
Freedom fighter to them, to Roman powers terrorist.
Science and maths hadn’t yet tested the theory that
Virginity + pregnancy = impossibility,
But we had the Greek intelligence to know daemons could be
Good, evil or don’t give a shit
And the Judean intelligence to know Satan was just doing his God-given job
– But given by which God?
The New Testament one who so loved the world
He agreed with Caiaphas that
It’s better for one man to perish in place of the nation,
Sent his Judean heir to die for Gentiles’ royal screw-ups?
Or the Old Testament one who smote the world
Then remembered to keep Noah alive,
Knows idols can’t hurt him but admits
I am a jealous god?
Whose god is true?
Whose myth is true?
© One Tawny Stranger, July 2015