I was a few days old, a bundle
of skin and effort so feed me!
Put out the welcome mat, I’ve
been prepping in a little bubble,
I’m psyched to be out, show me
They are strapping me down, this
is uncomfortable. I am powerless,
I can feel this but barely see.
I have no words. I cry. I let them
know I am against this course of
Someone is rubbing a sensitive
area, but I trust them. This will
be okay. Wait
Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of God belongs to such
as these. (Mk 10:14)
The pain of hindering. The scream
is from a shocked God, the
creator of all things offended at
Take heed that ye despise not one
of these little ones; for I say unto you,
That in heaven their angels do always
behold the face of my Father which
is in heaven. (Mt 18:10)
What’s better, an old quote? The
gospel? The bible, or ancient thought
or nature itself? What is natural?
What is rational?
Did God screw up? Did evolution
Is it more plausible that bible stories
are man or God-made? Could men
or women be inspired by God or
higher power to write, but is it
possible we have injected our
fallibility and perversions in these
stories? Is alcohol—a flammable
liquid—good to ever “drink?”
The story of Abraham talking to
the LORD, where the LORD demands
male mutilation to seal a vow…
Is it sound? Sensible? Rational?
Should the Jew have his or her
mutilation, but stay away from our
health facilities—those who respect
the human rights of all babies?
Don’t hurt children. Don’t abuse
children. Guard them in the Christian
way, if you be Christian. Intervene
for them, if you care and are in
touch with the feelings of infant
Protect children! Join the angels
that bear God’s face, and keep them
I myself am a victim of child abuse.
No one set out to harm. No one
The Devil is an amazingly subtle, skillful
foe—who can Trojan horse into your
most sacred rooms and infect our
generations, our loves, our passions,
The only way clear is through
enlightenment and care—the kind that
comes through trying, showing up
Wide is the path to destruction,
and many are on it.
Forgive them Father, they know not
what they do.
Well, I think it’s time to tell them
what they’re doing.
Do we need baby whisperers to
interpret their screams?
We all know what is right in our
minds and hearts, as we connect
breathe deeply and meditate on
God and right. Read the Tao Te
Ching, go with the flow, do less
and let the next baby born be
Keep them out of your religion, until
they want to be in it—or not—at
a later date,
Let’s stop the abuse before too
late, God forgive circumcision!
We forgive the writers of the Bible
and others through history, who
have proposed it.
I will convert fully to the Native
American Great Spirit, before
I bow to a God that would
advocate hurting little ones.
I do not know. Truth comes to me
in dreams, and I write it all down,
the gift I was given perhaps to make
up for foreskin lost. Perhaps
I’ll take my pain to the stage, make
some jokes, plant my Forgiveness
Tree in the next baby we save.
Truth, with or without words, and
Nature’s perfection places us in
eternity the moment we listen
to the real voice of God not in