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Well, I’m Not So Sure

29 May

This poem is a series of 12 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. According to Dictionary.com, 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 introduces the reader to 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).

This poem has 12 verses – 12 haiku tied together to tell a story/present a message.

“Well, I’m not so sure”

© 2011, Tyrone Turner

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Take modern science.
Dismiss things you can’t confirm.
Think critically.

Historic events
are recorded and leave things –
artifacts and graves.

Fairy tales amuse
and at times frighten children.
They just are not true.

Fear is a very
crippling and controlling tool.
Ask politicians.

The Catholic faith.
Rome’s Emperor, Constantine,
is the true father.

Moses had to go
to a mountain by himself
to get commandments.

Muhammad went to
a cave alone to receive
the Holy Qur’an.

Alone by himself
did Joseph Smith have the Book
of Mormon revealed.

Why were all of these
men alone with none to see
their event happen?

Isn’t that quite odd?
Should not truth be apparent?
Not a mystery.

Ask questions, beloved.
Be like a child and ask “Why?”
A child shall lead them.

Do you think that your
religion is the truth, friend?
Well, I’m not so sure.