When at university about 1970 I asked why conflict pervades our lives. After years I found the answer is simply the question of meaning I call "the last why" since it will never be answered. Still, we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. Thus we've created our open-ended history of conflict we will soon close if we don't instead choose the "ideal reaction to the void".

In 2005 I decided to see if I was a fool for asking by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, on this website. I first tried to attract visits with prose posts but changed to
poetry for reason in rhyme is memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but I remain undecided. Thanks for sharing. Doug.E.Barr  






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Religion is a human 'wrong'
With which we try to fill the void.
Humanity will not survive
Unless religions we avoid.

While hanging on to our beliefs
To others we cannot "...reach out...",
Depriving us of nourishment
For life, we cannot do without.

Religions aren't the source of all
The traits that we consider good,
Or motivation making us
"Do unto others..." as we should.

Good traits and motivations are
What let humanity survive
Until the point in history
Religions started to arrive.

Since then religions have decreased
The 'right' that made humanity.
By just discarding them we can
Return to how we used to be,

One group of individuals
In common cause we all applaud,
Becoming what we each can be
Thus making up the face of God.

Religious leaders


Jesus' Song

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