MIDEAST

WHAT IS RELIGION?
Despite its respectful liturgy and doxology, religion is covert frustration and anger with God, who gave us just enough intelligence to understand life’s dilemmas, but not enough intelligence to solve any of them.

WHAT IS SCRIPTURE?
Noetic, poetic, and prophetic, scripture is divinely inspired, but divisive, epic poetry about a reputed, but disputed, messiah whose supernal power heals our infernal nature by fixing factual, but fabled, family feuds over food, fortune, freedom, favoritism, fairness, fame, fate, and faith. So scripture is a fugue of feuding dudes with affinities for divinities and pieties for deities.

BEWARE OF OPEC & THE HORMUZ HUSTLE
The smooth dudes, who ooze sweet crude through the crucial Strait of Hormuz, monetize moods but refuse to schmooze. So let’s defuse Hormuz and disabuse these dudes of their bruising ruse and bad-news views, by replacing gravitas and claptrap with rap, hype and hoopla with hip-hop, and mucho moola with hula-hula and boola-boola.

BROTHER

I'm not well
If you are sick

I'm not rich
If you are poor

I can't live
If you're not free

I depend on you
And you can depend on me

A brother is no bother
We all have the same Father

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