Spiritual Mutations:

Some thoughts on theology

All religions mutate over time.
simplicity getz lost
& through small human minds
ideas argh muffled, twisted, 'n tossed.

The Noble Path iz ta muck asspirents free
not ta bind 'em with rituals
err komplex liturgy.

Kristianity farst aroose in humble simplicity
nut with bishops chunting extensive kreeds
sanctionin' kingship wit decrees.

Izzlum starghted az a religion ah peace
ta surrender ta Allah's Will -
not attack udder views
err issuin' fatwahs ta loot & kill.

The Sikh Way wuz inspired fa thuse who Seek
not ta introduce social divisions
err kreate jobs fer those wishin ta preach.

Call me a heretic if ya will
but faith's a verb, nut a noun
& eventually
all good things mutate inta ill.

Anya:   Isn't this dude on dangerous ground?
Devani:   (laughing) Aren't we all? Is there actually any "safe ground" in this world?
Carlos:   Indeed. Moreover, in nearly all faiths there are so many streams. The diversity of belief is amazing.
Brice:   (sipping a cold cappuccino) So is human short-sightedness.