Why Do You Still Believe?I used to wonder how one could believe in a God who oppresses?
Who controls you, who uses you, whose unbreakable laws can lead to serious depression.
I wondered this because I know what it's like to be failed,
to be “abandoned” by God, and to be thrown in a personal hell.
But than I grew older and learned how to cope,
I learned that believing in God was like holding a tethered rope.
So I looked to the world and was surprised by what I had seen.
Together the believers were holding onto a broken string.
On the top of the rope God holds on tightly,
and towards the bottom, the believers cling to the Almighty.
Through oppression, through injustice bestowed upon them by God,
they refuse to release their grip, as their faith is stronger than their distrust of God.
Because God does not oppress, nor does He use or impose ridiculous laws,
it is humans who do this, never has it been God.
So they still believe in Him when they're murdered for their faith,
when they're bombed beca
Biblical Names of God:ELOHIMName Meaning Reference
ELOHIM GOD the Creator and Judge Genesis 1:1
ELOHIM AVINU GOD our Father
ELOHEI AVOTENU The GOD of our Fathers Deuteronomy 26:7
Be TolerantA note to the the community, that swells with pride,
please do not take this suggestion as an ugly snide.
I am Christian, but I am sure you know that,
because throughout my poetry, I make this a fact.
And looking back, I've realized a mistake,
as a one sided position I have seemed to take.
I preach tolerance on my side, from a Christian stance,
and remain unaware that you too maliciously advance.
Like some Christians, you hate, you're ugly and cruel,
you judge without knowing, and are quick to assume,
that we want you all dead, and wish you to hell,
you jump to conclusions at the ring of a bell.
To you we're just zealots, we're all just the same,
and you make it a point to insult our holy name.
I think it funny how you want our respect,
yet some of you proclaim our religion to be a simple jest.
And yes we have radicals, just like you,
but I think it's time we discern the difference, don't you?
To not like does not mean to hate, nor does it mean to despise,
to put it in words, we simply