Religion Does Not Equal Morality

Cover your eyes, and count to one hundred

against the old oak tree in your backyard

Do you know who you seek?

Your liberal grand-daughter, raised Roman-Catholic,

now engaged to a Muslim who works for a mulatto family

back in the city you’d left behind to save your


But you weren’t listening, or Father wasn’t teaching…

which is it?

Are you really a friend of Jesus?

Your grand-daughter argues that you do the devil’s bidding

because you spit on her Muslim fiance

and his bi-racial employers

You laugh because you’re cocky,

but you are old, knocking on Death’s door

So why fight a losing battle?

Each generation is moving further away from religion

Religion, in the traditional sense, has one foot in the grave

And religion, by and large, no longer dictates–

at least not here in the States

So stop pretending that gays are going to hell

Stop pretending that God is real

and that God gives humans morals

God does not equal morality

I know many Atheists who are far better human beings

than the most stringent followers of God and his son













Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

57 thoughts on “Religion Does Not Equal Morality

  1. This!! I’ve had similar thoughts rumbling beneath my exterior for a while. It’s like when Gandhi said, “I like your Christ but I do not like your Christians” or something like that. I’ve observed that to be Christian is *not* necessarily to be moral. Some of the most pervy and disgusting “massage therapy” “requests” came from those who could not stop talking about their “deep Christian beliefs”. Ugh. Awesome piece, luv 👏🏼👍🏼😘❤️

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  2. Splendid post. Here in the UK the church is dead and we are the better for it.

    Having once been saved AMD now happily unsaved I believe I’m a better person now than when I was insistent that everyone who didn’t agree with me was going to hell because Jesus said so.

    I know some lovely Christians but I think they would be good people whether in the church or not.

    I also know a LOT of Muslims who simply do as their patemts wish but don’t believe a word of it. One is particularly fond of a sneaky bacon sandwich.

    Personally , having grown up in and around the church, I think its rotten to the core and serves an elite few.

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    1. Who in their right mind WOULDN’T want a bacon sandwich?? I used to go to church regularly, and say my prayers every night. For what? Fire insurance? I don’t even believe in hell.

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  3. So very true. I love it when they try to tell me that all those bad things that happened to me was the devil’s work. That god was the one that out a stop to it after all those years. Um, how about no. Any god that would allow things like that is no god of mine.

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    1. I feel you, Sarah. No god of mine would have allowed my sister and I to suffer the hell we had to walk through. And I know many people who do not believe in god, and they are most moral, kind hearted people anyone could ever hope to know.

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    1. I meant to write more before but had no time. Mum’s got faith but isn’t devout. Thankfully. I can’t abide and don’t understand devout when it divides families and becomes THE most important thing. I don’t believe in anything ‘cept love, but if there is a God, then he loves everyone…surely? He is non-judgemental, he’s not homophobic or racist or bigoted – and he doesn’t care if I love him, or not.
      I’m sorry that you have to be related to people who are so blinkered and I hope it doesn’t sound flippant if I say it’s their loss. But it is. Idiots. I ❤ you and your beautiful ❤

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