The Cry

by Michael Pain

Here I am,
doubting your existence, questioning your omnipotence.
To you they plead their case,
to all you refuse to show your face,

in the eyes of the believers, the congregation,

Because I choose to think freely, because I do not listen to the cries of the holy man. 

I am condemned to hell, deserved damnation. 

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About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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6 Responses to The Cry

  1. Brian says:

    Exactly…free will.

  2. Fredericka says:

    It is somewhat difficult to fathom the querulous note of self-pity in the author’s words, because if he does not believe in God, then presumably he does not believe in hell either. The “holy man” he will not heed is Jesus, who commanded, “And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:28-30). This first of all commandments the poet tosses behind his back, and seems mightily proud of himself for having done so.

    • M. Rodriguez says:

      I believe the cry is more about the cry of being reject from the religious peers. Its not self pity. But the recognition of being rejected by religion, for not accepting the dogma of religion.

  3. pat says:

    Because I choose to think freely I am condemned to Hell. What a strange statement it makes it sound like the only thing stopping a person from following God is more evidence of his existence. Who is this atheist who thinks this way? So if the atheist had more evidence of his existence would he….Be willing to go to church every Sunday? Evangelize on government grounds? Be willing to argue against same sex marriage? Be willing to kill his firstborn son if God told him to? Pray 5 times towards mecca? Get baptized in water? Kill all witches? Is there an atheist actually saying I’m ready to do all this if I just had a little more evidence of his existence. Now that may not be what the author is really saying. But by saying “you refuse to show your face” it makes it sound like only lack of evidence of existence is what is standing in the way of damnation. Apparently there is absolutely nothing else standing in the way of damnation. Which is bizzarre because there is at least one other way of not going to Hell in the Christian faith that has nothing to do with becoming a Christian.

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