The Biggest Joke Book on Earth

By Carl S ~

Back in the 1960's there was a popular TV series called “Get Smart.” The show was a spoof of James Bond-type counter-espionage. Agent 86, a.k.a. “Smart,” was played by Don Adams. I didn't see many episodes, but I do remember a gag he often repeated. When Smart reported to the head of his agency, he would sometimes say things like, “Would you believe there were 200 of them?” There would be a long pause, and then, “Would you believe 100? What about 75?”

Would you believe this report: a guy fed 5000 men with 5 loaves of bread and two fishes? Well, would you believe 50 loaves and 200 fishes? Would you believe 500 men, and no women and children? Didn't you believe me when I told you he also walked on water? Would you believe me if I said the lake was frozen? Would you believe a man lived to be 400 years old, and then he built a gigantic boat, when any 100 year old man would have trouble building a ship model? What else?

One commentator wrote about an atheist mother…

Lie in the Sky

By Faithfool ~

It’s so hard to say goodbye
To the Almighty Lie in the Sky
When almost everyone you love
Hasn’t yet given Him the shove

Nude_in_Chair_5“I’m praying for you dear” they say
In a very concerned and sincere way
But it actually hurts to hear that line
When you feel so betrayed by the Divine

I never imagined I would be one
To ever reject the Begotten Son
It’s just that when I took a long, hard look
I could no longer justify living by that Book

Sometimes I wonder how I could’ve been so blind
I loved God with my heart, soul, and mind
Must be what it’s like to have your lover go
Only I can’t fight with a Nobody that I used to know

So with a litany of ‘facts’ unproved
And faith-tinted spectacles removed
It’s like I’m seeing life for the very first time
Surprised to be moved by a world so sublime

The trees, the birds, the sea, the sky,
Yep, I still wonder how and why
But I’m happy to let science figure it out
I’ve got better things to do than be devout

Things like love my kids and help them know
That no matter what happens we can choose to grow
I believe in truth and honour, beauty and love
Without it being dictated to me from above

Holy claims of ‘freedom’ and ‘light’ were so wrong
It’s been right here inside ME all along
So if God AllSmighty wants to send me to hell
At least I’ll know that I've lived my life well

I’m sorry for rhyming and if you still Believe
It was never my intent to make you grieve
I just really needed to get this all off my chest
You, me, and this life we share is so blessed

E.L. Bruning