Defenders of the Faith?

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Defenders of the Faith? – 3 May 2007

The Revelation to John in the New Testament, Chapter 18 verse 3, says:

“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her [Babylon’s] immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”

~ New American Standard Bible

In the Bible, John uses metaphorical language and calls the corruption of the earth “Babylon.” With this in mind, I wrote the following poem:

Defenders of the Faith?
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 3 May 2007)

While “sickos” rule the earth,
Of sane folks there’s a dearth.
Heads of state kill and rape;
Fawning toadies bow and scrape.
Destroying creatures just for fun –
“Tradition” passed to daughter and son!

Doesn’t anyone think it odd
That they hide behind our God?
Defenders of the faith? I say,
“Dear God, defend your own from them, I pray!”
They also hide behind the flag;
It’s really enough to make you gag.

What example do they set?
Hungry for power and greedy, yet
They always have the gall
To hide behind a wall
Of pretense and of lies;
Their deception “takes the prize.”

But have patience, never fear.
The Lord’s not fooled; He draws near
(Even though they are quite rare)
To those who teach the truth and dare
Defend His creatures and to care.

The disconnect gets wider still,
With slaughterhouse and puppy mill:
Animals for the “elite”
Bred for them alone to eat –
Those who have the wealth
Care for their own health.

Live long? It’s true they may;
But there always comes a day
When die they must and go
With no remorse below.

Then there comes a revelation:
Their “god” Satan, with elation,
Puts his demons all to work
To torture them with fire and fork.

See also:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetry/hoffman_mary.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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