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Author Name: Freeredsea_greysky 11 Comments
Date Added: August 03, 2005 00:08:18 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Blind Believers
Two thousand years ago,
There lived a simple man.
He believed he was the son of god;
And that's how it began.
A beautiful message
Got twisted in greed and hate.
Hanging upon a cross
Was his eventual fate.
Barely an adult, he caused so much tumult declaring himself a savior;
And as a result, he formed a cult following his outrageous behavior.
The following is a description
Of a man much like the son.
Tell me if you figure out
Who is this one.
Humble beginnings
For this one as well,
And for differing with social norms
He was labeled as a rebel.
He practiced racial equality
And peace throughout the land.
He was loved by many.
He even took children by the hand.
He believed he had to die
To help promote his cause.
He wasn't looking for approval,
Wasn't seeking any applause.
At first he had no headquarters.
He didn't have a station.
He kept on moving constantly
He preached across the nation.
Finally he settled down.
And right before his death he made
His followers drink from a cup.
A cup filled with Kool-Aid.
People like Jesus
Have come and gone.
We see them on the streets
Label them crazy, and move on.
So next time that you trust
What fanatics wrote thousands of years ago
Just remember Jonestown
And the man those people followed.
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Thanks to Jody for her support.

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Comment By: PremiumJanet Gentry on April 17, 2007 01:56:42 PM Report

This is such a great piece!  Very well done. I really enjoyed it.


Comment By: FreeJessica on May 31, 2006 11:14:18 AM Report
I might not agree on everything said but I know one thing for sure you have quite a talent. Well penned! It's always fun to see what others think. It's also so true we don't want to be like blind sheep but to keep our eyes open to the world around us.
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on August 9, 2005 09:39:36 PM Report
While I admire your bold approach to the subject and I do get the point your are trying to make...I would not go so far so as to compare Jesus Christ with the likes of Jim Jones. Indeed they were two opposites, one representing good and the other representing evil. An interesting and well-penned piece nevertheless. (p.s. Jody sent me this link)

Sharon JJ
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 7, 2005 05:48:35 AM Report
I'm always impressed with a questioning mind,Jimi.To blindly follw, is what sheep do.WE were given a brain for a reason.Very well written and powerful piece..A few flawas in the comparisons, though..Jesus never had sex with the children he took by the hand.He never demanded mass suicide and the murder of their own children from his followers.Jesus Crist subjegated his will to the will of his father.Jones subjegated his followers to his will.Jesus spread a message of peace and tolerance.Jones spread a message of hate toward all the world, ouside his cult.He was about to lose his total control over his cult members and decided he would rather see them all dead, rather than relinquish his power over them.One offered love and truth..The other offered lies and hatred and feaaaar..Not much comparison, to this reporter...len
Comment By: FreeDarkness Rides This Night on August 4, 2005 06:13:13 PM Report
Jody has sent me a link to your poem here. I must thank her..! Your thoughts are spelled out clearly and truly..! Keep penning these poems..! And make sure those religious type folks don't try to shut you up..! Excellent piece my friend..! Excellent..!
Comment By: FreeSamantha Firefly on August 4, 2005 01:08:31 PM Report
This is brilliant, Jimi and Jody. It's very well written and I do like the message.
Comment By: Freeb doneff on August 3, 2005 06:09:43 PM Report
Jimi..Jody sent me this, and I am glad she did. First of all,let me say that it was fantastic how you wove the cross in there..brilliant idea and work. Secondly, I know this is a touchy subject, but we are all entitled to our opinions, and you expressed yours in such a way that will promote thinking, even if they donm't share your views. It could pertain to many situations, as we should use our own judgement and seek our own answers. Well written Jimi...Barbie
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on August 3, 2005 12:59:53 PM Report
This is an incredible poem, I love the theme of this, a bit of a sticky subject that others may not like but I think you have done a masterful job on this. Henry
Comment By: Freetom on August 3, 2005 12:58:43 PM Report
AN amazing poem jimi great writing
Comment By: FreeSteven Cooper on August 3, 2005 06:22:37 AM Report
1Co 2:1 You'll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God's master stroke, I didn't try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy.
1Co 2:2 I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did--Jesus crucified.
1Co 2:3 I was unsure of how to go about this, and felt totally inadequate--I was scared to death, if you want the truth of it--
1Co 2:4 and so nothing I said could have impressed you or anyone else. But the Message came through anyway. God's Spirit and God's power did it,
1Co 2:5 which made it clear that your life of faith is a response to God's power, not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else.
1Co 2:6 We, of course, have plenty of wisdom to pass on to you once you get your feet on firm spiritual ground, but it's not popular wisdom, the fashionable wisdom of high-priced experts that will be out-of-date in a year or so.
1Co 2:7 God's wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don't find it lying around on the surface. It's not the latest message, but more like the oldest--what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene.
1Co 2:8 The experts of our day haven't a clue about what this eternal plan is. If they had, they wouldn't have killed the Master of the God-designed life on a cross.
1Co 2:9 That's why we have this Scripture text: No one's ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it-- What God has arranged for those who love him.
1Co 2:10 But you've seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you. The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along.
1Co 2:11 Who ever knows what you're thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God--except that he not only knows what he's thinking,
1Co 2:12 but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us.
1Co 2:13 We don't have to rely on the world's guesses and opinions. We didn't learn this by reading books or going to school; we learned it from God, who taught us person-to-person through Jesus, and we're passing it on to you in the same firsthand, personal way.

Comment By: AdminRichardM on August 3, 2005 12:58:25 AM Report
Wow, freekin' awesome poem Jimi. A finely honed read with the message like the edge of a sword. Very well done! So glad to have you here!


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