But which was more offensive: that I attributed this brital (sic) act to "God" as the one ultimately responsible for it, or that "God" permitted it?I believe in none of the above assertions. I have an understanding of God and His attributes, and my place and purpose in the universe as a child of God, that most do not share - and that's fine with me.If this happens to you and you survive, you will question all gods- from Allah to Jehovah.
Agreed. I was never angry, btb; I abjure anger. I've followed your postings miyako73 with great interest and my comments have been tame compared to the tenacity that you show (and good on ya) when you defend your view. I now find myself not only defending my critique but my view on faith as well.Poetry is the saddest and meanest enterprise. As it can make you cry and sulk, it can also offend and make you angry. This is the kind of poem which won't make an impact without invoking social (family) or existentialist (god) sense.
From my view, again, no. I have no need to question God - I am that grounded in my faith - which probably takes more courage and is far more respectful IMHO.Those who worship "God" for His/Her omnipotence and compassion ought to have the courage and the respect to take Him/Her to task.
I disagree respectfully. Many of different faiths, or lesser faith within their faith, or none might. Those of civil authority sometimes cross the bounds of civility; political authorities too. Stuff happens.Of course if you have faith, you will be faced with reconcilling (sic) how something like this could happen without losing all that you believe in.
I have a deep respect for the views of those who write poetry and make comments; and rarely do I dissent. I have deep respect for the poet and 99.9% of his poems; but this poem didn't measure up for me. Perhaps one might understand the contentiousness of bear baiting within the written word. Apparently I rose to the occasion. I am sorry if my comments offended.
Full tarradiddle status for the poet PrinceMyshkin; and best wishes to JB.
Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),