“What good do they really do at all?”
said the Man in the Grubby Overcoat –
“ ..and how many are there out on call?
All swanning on in the same old boat -
There’s an ‘ology god produced by ‘Science’
as spurious as artistic licence -
There’s a Christian god and a Jewish god
and a Moslem god and god knows what
many more Hindu gods with a gem
in the head sitting on a flower pot -
there’s lots of Chinese and Tibetan ones
spinning wheels to make the prayers work -
gods can’t say anything for themselves
they have to be quoted by some berk
as wise as me who has revelations,
dreams and schemes and incantations
unless some bugger does it for’em
Christian, Jewish, or even Moslem
they think they have a holy right
to execute in day or night
perhaps with a knife or bloody sword
a gun or a bomb just at the word
of a GOD who doesn’t have the might’
unaided who cannot even smite
but with the sanctioned common will
a problem means you have to kill.
in The Name Of any raging God.
ruling with the famous iron rod”
“In truth you’re right” exclaimed the priest
“you cannot prove that gods exist
each is an idea, not an entity
excused, absolved in perpetuity”
So using the properly blesséd knife
he killed the children and the wife.
and later still (the papers wrote)
the Man in the Grubby Overcoat.
And so you see, all you who grieve
Charity’s available - if you believe.