Swimming, or Harbored

A limerick Just a babe when the church took him in, Scripture's pages absorbed little Tim. He adored Bible stories but harbored deep worries cuz the "God" concept made his head swim. Twiglet #284 Turning page ‘What do you see’ Prompt #139 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for… Continue reading Swimming, or Harbored

Sneaking away from the yeshiva

d’Verse prosery My health hasn't suffered for the many puncture wounds dealt to my religious dogma, Rabbi. I am bombarded, yet I stand, and that's precisely the point, can't you understand? Assailed by doubts, awash in religious transgressions, adrift from my old synagogue community; yet I remain standing, even thriving! In fact, I'm happier than… Continue reading Sneaking away from the yeshiva

I doubt about everything, even…

Doubt grows with knowledge.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) To know much is often the cause of doubting more.-Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 – 1935) Doubt everything. Find your own light.-Buddha (c. 5th century BCE) Doubt whom… Continue reading I doubt about everything, even…

Simians, or: Sapiens

An American sentence: Seeking personal meaning in religion may reveal profound flaws. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Simians, or: Sapiens

Where doubt is, there truth is…

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. -Benjamin Jowett (1817 – 1893) Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.-Eric Sevareid (1912 - 1992) Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.-André Gide (1869 –… Continue reading Where doubt is, there truth is…

Not entirely, or: God

An American sentence The Jewish God is not entirely implausible. Still, I'm doubtful. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading Not entirely, or: God