Better This Than Barbarism

One by one,
the faithful gather by the river,
gowns against their knees,
and one by one,
they drown their children
to save them.

Elsewhere,
they throw infants from the
edifices:
better to drop from the sky
than fall to one’s vices.

Others
scrape their
offspring’s flesh:
excised genitalia
to prevent excision
from God.

Civilization requires religion.
How civilized
our faith makes us.

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