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Doug Anderson: Confessions of a Believer

My friend who hates God so much
he doesn’t want him to exist
really hates the pimping pastors
and the Inquisitorial popes
but I don’t argue with him.
Atheists have a job to do
even though I don’t understand
how he can be one since he hates
God so much. But he’s essential
to the weave, he and others
protect us from delusion,
remind us we can’t ignore
our broken hearts and bodies.
But I think, Even if I hated God
his absence would leave a hole
in my chest through which all
dark things would howl
and whistle on their way to breaking me.

copyright 2014 by Doug Anderson, writing for Vox Populi

2 comments on “Doug Anderson: Confessions of a Believer

  1. Jane Adair
    March 9, 2016

    Thanks for this poem, Doug.

    Like

  2. Equipping The Saints
    December 30, 2014

    Thank you for sharing. I appreciate honesty in thought.

    Like

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