Black Poetry : Politics VS. Religion

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  1. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Politics VS. Religion..
    How can we mix the two..
    for they are like friction...
    Bouncing off of me and you....
    Yet bouncing between the two....

    Politics VS. Religion...
    Confusion has clouded our minds...
    And we can't find the means to separate two....
    Surely we should know the difference...
    For they do not fit between me and you.

    Politics VS. Religion...
    Lets see... Lies and Deceit...
    People who cheat.. and steal...
    Rob and kill for the papers...
    Politicing as they due....
    Inflicting pain on our country...
    Me and you....

    Politics VS. Religion...
    Pease within...
    Let freedom ring...
    and we worship... what we feel is worth believing...
    Thou shall not kill....
    And yet thousand Dead...
    and hundreds in other countries.. fled...
    to the unknown...
    afraid of what is to come...

    Politics Vs. Religion....
    How can you mix one...
    With the other one?....
     
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    you can't...

    as Jesus said, "i am no part of this world." and politics are all about this world...and the sinful state it's drowning in...yet, so many religious groups want to influence politics, then claim to be separate from it. they don't understand that, by dancing in the pool, they become tainted by its influence.

    i'm feeling this piece, neak.

    people need to wake up to the reality of their ways and stop being hypocritical about life.

    REAL.
     
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    I agree

    you don't...while both are powerful forces, they are each destructive in their own way...for the most, politics seems to only be about greed and empty promises..while throughout history, how many wars have come down to religion..I think today, we forget we are human beings first..like a rainbow, one race, different colours...only my opinion though...I like the question you've raised here...

    K
     
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    religion and politics have this in common:

    they are both divisive in their "branches" of belief. this is war in itself. it is cause and effects of war.

    it's funny how Jesus was apolitical but yet knew the policy that would help the world- fear and love of God. but who heeds??

    it's also funny (yet true) how religions utilize more politics and politicians front like they're religious. reminds you of the ancient Pharisees and Saducees huh????

    this should let you know one thing: a snake can slither any hole where there is (shady)ness and you would not now where it is until it rears its' head..

    me personally, i hate religion and politics. there are many of both of the which are appointed by 1 out of either 2 spirits: God or devil.

    remember as written that God is Spirit- one spirit so where did countless religions come from- man (or woman).

    i feel you on this one Shaneak.

    nfinitely
    jh.
     
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    It's not recommended

    Attempting to mix the two leads to a gross mis-interpretation of a religious faith, to justify the actions of government. This is a counscious piece. Keep bringin' the reality.
     
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    Sha

    you may not believe it
    but religion and politics
    are one of the same

    get at me

    DSSNY
     
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    Wow!!!!

    I wasn't expecting this kind of response.. And i have to say.. I agree with you all. You all speak on some very interesting views.

    I appreciate the responses.. and hope that we may continue to learn from each other and grow to make this a better place for us all.

    Soja: I'm definitely gonna hit you up. cause you got me wondering now.. :x: so expect to hear from me soon. :D

    And also just so you guys know... I can't help but to keep it real. Thats just my nature. :x:
     
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    shaneak

    This is a peice that I posted some time ago expressing some questioons of my own on the subject.
    I enjoyed reading your poem thanks.

    Politics and praise
    Don’t look now
    Church and state
    Faith based
    The mix is in
    New world order head quarters
    WHERE
    not
    HERE

    Think about it
    Will we be free
    Free to be who we want to be
    See how we want to see
    Say what we want to say
    How we want to say it
    Where we want to say it
    Think about it
    Will we be free

    Who decides
    The son/Son?

    Who’s calling the shots
    For me

    Do you see what I see

    Should I have too
    See what you see
    How you see it

    Politics and praise
    Separate
    Or
    Delegate
    Freeeeedom ?
     
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    The marriage of politics and religion will be the downfall of the United States
     
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