I’m Over It.
The thing about these Southern Baptists
Is that they think it’s god’s will
To live according to the truths in the bible,
Which is why they all eat shellfish and
Build tall fences, I’m pretty sure that’s in
1 Hypocrites 2: 7-11
“Thou shalt be full of… nonstop shit”
The thing that really blows my mind
Is the amount of lying you can get away with
At a pulpit.
The amount of hate speech you can disguise as
The amount of bigotry you can squeeze into your pitch
Before anyone realizes you’re selling them on
The differences between
A good and a bad people
The black and white nature of the bible is not lost on me, and yet
In it’s actual form, the bible is nothing but interpreted. Shared.
A living testimony to thousands of years of trying to be
A better community, that for thousands of years
People have taken with liberty and interpreted it into
Reasons we are better than the rest of them,
Reasons we need to save them from themselves.
The thing about a religion that convinces the believer
That they are unable to know what is right
And what is wrong
Without guidance, and that
Everyone else must be the same until they are
A member of your church. Well, by golly
I gotta call bullshit, because
All ya’ll do is talk about how selfish it is
To be yourself, when in fact
All they ever do is martyr around
The sacrifices they’ve made to their lord, the that requires
Nothing but hard work and selflessness
For the sake of others. It’s like
Is the most selfish, insecure motherfucker
The most bad boyfriend, turned into the worse husband
The kind that sooner disowns their own son for playing with dolls
Than admits when they themselves have a problem.
I wish all the things I write about weren’t based on
Personal events and testimony because goddamn
Reflecting on this shit is exhausting. Why is it that I know
So many self-described Christians
Who have nothing to show for it.