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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - This is definitely weird

This is definitely weird

by

James Bredin

Itís definitely weird but I like it just for that,
Question the church with Inquisition words of combat,
In an open letter compared to Lutherís on the church door,
Whereís the respect for authority or should I ignore?

But I canít because in the past it shook the foundations,
Our good Catholic expectations with complications,
Saints, sinners, wars, ancestors burned at the stake,
Kings and queens excommunicated or was it all a mistake?

Lutherís ninety five Theses caused quite a stir,
Nailed to the Wittenberg door though Rome did not concur,
But that was history, long ago and far away,
Faith of those religious times is difficult to convey.

This time itís gay marriage and homosexual stuff,
The pope, cardinals and bishops may find this rough,
Indeed I find it strange myself but what the heck,
Are these Quebecois priests in trouble up to their necks?

What will the bishops do if the priests donít agree?
Is this blasphemy or a sin of the highest degree?
Can these priests forgive their own transgressions or sins?
Is this another schism and is this how it begins?


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