I'm having trouble coming up with anything coherent regarding the senseless attack in Paris. So here's something I wrote a couple of years back…
If it's blasphemy to disagree—
If free thought is taboo.
If you'd undertake to punish me
For not being just like you;
Then what's the worth of my loyalty,
If forced at the point of a knife?
Can your all-knowing, all-seeing god not see,
That I'm faking, to save my own life?
Is your faith so badly built that it creaks,
At the sight of doubt's first puzzled frown?
So that even the slightest dissenting speech
Brings the whole rotten edifice down?
That's why you label it 'blasphemy,'
Why you try to keep doubt out of sight!
It's your own weakness you're trying not to see…
You're scared that I might be right!
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