“… [there’s] oh so many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you…”

 

 

 

 

[This is a revised for clarity re-post.

 

While the song chosen is, without a doubt, anti-Christian, I’ve decided to interpret the art above to make it speak against a different form of faith.]

 

 

 

All pig-tails and patent-leather shoes.

 

Daddy never seems to care.

 

And fathers are the first glimpse of God all children see.

 

Left little choice, you choose to sin.

 

Just to get some attention.

 

 

 

But boys are not the Almighty.

 

Thus, the emptiness still grows

 

regardless of how much they put in you.

 

 

 

The years fall away and that little girl continues to struggle.

 

(Still wearing pigtails and patent-leather shoes.)

 

To wrestle love from the unloving.

 

To punish herself until absolution arrives.

 

Yet it never does.

 

 

 

The humanist sacristy is empty.

 

The progressive wine is soured.

 

And no one listens in the digital confessional…

 

save the echo.

 

 

 

You were forgiven – and loved – long before you strayed.

 

Oh, child, who told you that you were naked?

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Responses to ““… [there’s] oh so many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you…””

  1. Challenge accepted Ace. Only it might take me some time to actually write the post.

    • “Challenge”, Donal?

      I’m sorry; I don’t understand.

      • Sorry Ace, was being tongue in cheek. I was referring to your offer before to interpret more of your posts.

      • Ah, no worries.

        Very pleased you take up the “challenge”, in that case.

        I figured as much, but felt it best to make no assumptions.

        By all means, I anxiously await your interpretation.

  2. This helps me understand a few girls I’ve known.

    • Glad to help, JD.

      Another read of it may help you understand why there’s such a strong Atheist movement, these days.

      I intended both.

      All the best to you,

      A♠

      • As I read the post again and Donal’s well thought analysis – I begin to think there’s a third group this post is meant for…and I’m a part of it.

        Wald

      • Thanks Ace.

        I came to faith at 8 years old, in a godless family. Still the only one.

        Aurini called the AtheistKult a “branch of Christianity”. I have to agree, as bizarre a concept as it is.

        Worst thing I’ve found about church today is they actually do teach of a God that doesn’t exist. Had to read the Bible myself to find out who He actually is.

        Result: less church, more faith. The story of Jacob tells me God doesn’t think less of me for wrestling with Him.

        I always felt insulted and disappointed when a girl called me a “father figure”. Much as the friendzone sucked, I always held my peace and didn’t just eject. Figured they needed it.

        Dovetailing onto that, I must say I deeply appreciated your post “to the Beta men of the world”. Words cannot express how that helped me lift my head up.

        A burned-out AFC like me, finding the manosphere and being told “welcome to freedom, loser.” Not so much “Tough Love” as “Tough Shit”.

      • JD,

        “Worst thing I’ve found about church today is they actually do teach of a God that doesn’t exist. Had to read the Bible myself to find out who He actually is.”

        Brilliantly stated.

        I agree 100%.

        “I deeply appreciated your post “to the Beta men of the world”. Words cannot express how that helped me lift my head up.”

        Very glad to hear that post was of assistance to you.

        More glad than you’d imagine, in fact.

        It was certainly intended to be.

        So I’m pleased it did its job.

        All the best to you,.

  3. […] post I want to examine today is “… [there’s] oh so many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you…” Like nearly all of his posts, it begins with a song which helps set tone and context. I suggest […]

  4. Awesome — to both Ace for his ability to say so much with so little and to donal for his analysis.

    Tragic that its poignant message will be heard only by those who have ears to hear.

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