Virgin Birth

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In Hebrew the word’s young woman
which became a virgin in the Greek

So with a literal slip of the tongue
god did not use the natural means
of his six-day creative sweat
to bring his son into the world,
but relied instead upon an old-hat
head-wrenching anti-scientific ploy
used as well for Horus, Krishna,
Perseus, and that wing-footed
Roman god, Mercury,
thereby leveraging inquisitions,
the need for mental loops and dodges,
a plague of tortures and Christian fatwas,
a tightening of the bible belt
around the neck of a nation,
and the relegation of god’s great gift of reason
to those who would simply like
to get along together in this world

Wouldn’t it be better
if the lord of hosts just
held his tongue?

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Jim Culleny; September 2007

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