Total Surrender

John Paul
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Total Surrender

Total Surrender

If fighter pilots

Were to drop


Rather than


Then the pope

And all of Christ’s representatives

Would boldly

And clearly

Condemn war

Just as the popes

And representatives

Of Jesus

Of the Prince of Peace

Had done so

Before Constantine and Augustine

Before the Just War Theory

Had done so with total surrender to the love of God

With faith in a world beyond this one


The Church has traded rest in heaven

For the comforts of this world

The kingdom of heaven is in bed with the kingdom of the world

The fighter pilots drop bombs

The wars go on

With God’s blessings


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Total Surrender is the love

Total Surrender is the love poetry and the theme of it is love and we are looking for Christian prayers and poems to encourage our readers in their communication with God. I have a collection of it and it is good.

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Nice, John Paul.


As well as true.

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I am not sure what to make

I am not sure what to make of this poem. From visual level it flows well. But from a meaning level, not sure what to make of it.

Is this a Christian condemning war, or an atheist while rightfully agreeing with Christians condemning war criticizing the hypocrisy of Christians claiming the peace of Jesus while war still continues?


Here is mine.


Hickory Dickory Dock

Allah was sucking their cocks

And Jesus too blew his goo

While humans wallowed in their froth


HERE IS WHERE THE IDIOTS GO, "you are just as bad as the religious fundies"

NO, I don't threaten violence or commit acts of violence, nor do I hate you merely because I think your claims are absurd.

It is merely saying, "Look, I like you, but you are bat shit insane if you think the earth is flat".


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 It's a deep poem and a

 It's a deep poem and a well thought out comment on Christianity's hypocrisy.  It does sound like you're out of breath after a two mile jog.

"Don't seek these laws to understand. Only the mad can comprehend..." -- George Cosbuc