Archive | June, 2012

Believe What You Will

1 Jun

This poem is a series of 8 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. According to, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form. This poem continues to discuss Agnoticism. According to Wikipedia, in some senses, agnosticism is a stance about the difference between belief and knowledge, rather than about any specific claim or belief. In the popular sense, an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves there is a God, whereas an atheist disbelieves in God. In the strict sense, however, agnosticism is the view that human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify knowledge of whether God exists or does not. Within agnosticism there are agnostic atheists (who do not believe any deity exists, but do not deny it as a possibility) and agnostic theists (who believe a God exists but do not claim to know that).

Believing. Knowing.
People, they are not the same.
They are different, folks.

To believe a thing
does not require any
proof. Blind acceptance.

But to know something
you can sense it around you.
Touch. Sight. Taste. Smell. Hear.

When you can sense it
you know it exists for sure.
There will be no doubt.

Choosing to dismiss
real, tangible, evidence
does not change a thing.

What is real is real.
Beliefs bear burden of proof.
Knowledge is fact-based.

Facts are connected
to natural laws that guide
the vast universe.

Science and math rule.
Beliefs tend to be mere tales.
Believe what you will.