'Righteous Ignorance' Category
Again, this selection is not meant to offend, but easily
might. I debated whether or not to include these, but
know that there are many who will experience a similar
outrage and disbelief when the truth emerges. These
poems are for you.
Know that as you begin
to change, you will feel the righteous ignorance
surrounding you becoming both crisply clear and
annoyingly sticky as you begin to shrug off your cocoon
'Righteous Ignorance' poems may not only lack reverence
for ritual and dogma, but may be openly admonishing of
such. This is not unusual, when you think of it: Does
not an animal, when caught in the biting jaws of trap,
snarl and struggle against the thing that painfully
grips it? So it was with me, and may be for
you as well, as you journey towards enlightenment.
Try not to be offended, but look for the Truth beneath
just like the
morning sun dissipates the fog, so will the Truth
eventually dissolve what obscures your vision, moving
you well beyond the grip of any ritual or dogma. This
may be hard for you to believe or grasp at your present
level of unfolding, but it is inevitable, if awakening
or enlightenment is your goal.
Try to remember that if religion has become embedded in
you - either by your own exploration or by the
well-meaning direction of family and friends, moving
beyond will be quite disturbing and dislocating
initially. But why shouldn't it be? After
all, if you've lived within the confines of a particular
cave all your life, walking out into the light and wide
open spaces will feel unnatural. But it is a natural and
correct step on your path towards Truth. Try not
fear condemnation or retribution from 'God' for exploring
any ideas represented here. Try not fear anything at
all and remember that
is only man, not God, who is religious.
Regardless, I would
highly recommend you at least view 'Dorothy and the
Deserted Island', which I don't believe most would find
offensive at all. I consider it my "spokespoem",
and if you view no others in this section, definitely
view that video before you go.
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