Rehearsed Religion

He was a charlatan by trade,
masquerading as a prophet,
a lack of wisdom overcome
by excessive volume and
natural charisma.
Espousing abstract
thoughts and shallow
ideas
while preying on the broken
and their thirst for
faith.
With mist in their eyes, they
indulge his monetary request,
parting with a dollar to find a
light.
He cares not for their souls,
content to crush their spirit
to satisfy his own worldly
lust.
Aware of his power, confused
about the meaning of
judgement.

Evangelists

Evangelists (Photo credit: Speed Demon Photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawna provided the words of inspiration to kick me out of a dry spell.

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Rehearsed Religion

  1. k~

    Nice kick Shawna 😉

    Great words pulled together in unison.

  2. Shawna

    Yay! This is SO good. I just love this part:

    “a lack of wisdom overcome
    by excessive volume and
    natural charisma”

    Need another list before tomorrow? This is awesome!

  3. Love this:
    “parting with a dollar to find a
    light.”
    Excellent, Mark. I loved the extra word kick this week, too. 😉
    Nice work.

  4. leahJlynn

    Good job, a truth read with valid points of false minters all in it for a profit.
    http://leah-jamielynn.typepad.com/blog/

  5. lenwilliamscarver

    Many names of televangelists came to mind reading this…so glad Shawna kicked your butt oops I mean kicked you into gear. A wonderful read! thank you for sharing!

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