STOP F***ing praying

prayerPlease, I implore you….. please stop praying.  If you haven’t noticed, it aint fucking working.

“God works in mysterious ways.” 

Wow, he certainly does. So far his mysterious ways should lead any coherent person to ask God the following:

“Just what the fuck are you waiting on.  I mean shit, we’ve been praying our asses off and you just seem to be napping.  Oh, I’m sorry father, I have faith in you.  I shouldn’t question your omniscient graceful hand.”

With each new mass killing of innocent people; the prayers ramp up, the social media profile pictures change and people everywhere blabber about change.

But guess what?  Nothing…… fucking……changes.  Your prayers are only useful for helping you feel better about yourself.  Prayer does nothing tangible.  It never has and it never will.

As long as people continue to be less educated, less informed and angry, none of this shit will change.

But don’t worry, Tim Tebow and Scott Baio will be speaking at the Republican National Convention……….. all of our troubles will be solved.

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Dooky Jesus

I saw an image yesterday
and it was Jesus

I kid you not
I had eaten at Taco Bell again
my stomach was tangled in a billion groaning knots

I sat down
On my lush porcelain seat
With the calm water below

One King Kong push, I wiped the sweat from my brow
I looked down like I always do
And there he was,
Crown of thorns and all
Swimming peacefully underneath

I jumped to get my camera, forgetting to wipe
When I got back
He was gone,
just like that

So I flushed

He let me down again

Your Reality

(I wrote this a while ago during the first season of True Detective.  I feel it is relevant still)

 

“What’s it say about life?  You got to get together, tell yourself stories that violate every law of the universe, just to get through the god damn day, what’s that say about your reality?” Chole, from HBO’s True Detective

HBO's "True Detective" Season 1 / Director: Cary FukunagaTrue Detective is becoming one of my new favorite shows.  I’m truly fascinated by Mathew McConaughey’s character Chole. 

I am captivated by the above quote.  When I was a child, I remember being dragged to church by my mother on many occasions.  I remember sitting in the pew and silently observing everyone around me.  That quote resonates deeply within me because those were some of the feelings I had at an early age, but was never quite able to express those feelings to anyone.

I think I was an atheist at an early age, but didn’t quite realize it then.  For years I battled with believing and not believing. 

I read the Bible quite a bit when I was younger and with each passage I read, the less I believed.  For me, the Bible provided enough information for me to not believe in God. Continue reading

Religion Lost

I feel as if I am always “forthcoming
a work in progress
a discoverer of

nothing quite important enough
to classify my being

I tried
but I choked on the communion
that stale wafer clamored down my throat like a Slinky on stairs
I remember that commercial

But at least
the Slinky fits in my hand
And I know it is real.

Without Faith…..

“Without faith, there is no life.” – random bumper sticker

I saw this while in traffic the other day. For me, this is so incredibly wrong and it’s a flat out lie.

faith-firm belief in something for which there is no proof (www.m-w.com)

I feel good everyday I wake up and live for many purposes.  I fail to see the logic in blindly believing in something just because someone told to me to.

I guess bumper stickers help people forget reality and make them feel better about not questioning this life we live.  Or maybe I just don’t have any faith.

Testing Faith (god falls asleep again)

God-sleepingSo this happened the other day in the city where I grew up.  A 79 year-old woman accidentally ran over 10 people while leaving church, killing 3.

The elderly woman thought she had her suburban in drive, but really had it in reverse and she floored it only coming to a stop after running over 10 people and crashing into a creek.

Florida is full of elderly drivers and this type of an accident is actually very common here, except it’s rare to see that many pedestrians injured in one event.

I could go into my belief that elderly drivers should be tested by the DMV more frequently as they age instead of them getting a 10 year renewal without having to demonstrate that they can actually see, let alone drive, but I won’t.

I don’t want to make light of this tragedy, but I couldn’t help but wonder something:

Hey god, where the hell were you on this one????  I mean hell, these people had just finished worshiping you and were walking out to their cars to probably go eat a very early dinner.  And then WHAMMY, death. Continue reading