Sunday, January 29, 2017

974 - To a Christian who mocked a Haggis



To a Christian who mocked a Haggis

You are a disappointment, Trevor;
You and your high ideals
Of religion and of heavenly choirs.
Surely you know how it feels
Receiving
From the disbelieving
Satire
And yet you pretend to spew
And laugh as if it’s so very clever.
Would JC agree with you?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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21 comments:

  1. Of course, Trevor is a fortuitous rhyme for clever.

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  2. Of course there's a story here that I absolutely know nothing about, so I will just say Clever Trevor! ��

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  3. Sadly for millenia we have found it hard to accept differences. I thought things were slowly changing but sadly people just like to hate

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    1. Thank you Old Egg. You're a good egg and, I think, the only one who understood my disappointments that lead to the writing.

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  4. I think we are all in some ways a disappointment - if not in JC's eyes.. in our own at times.. but that's gloomy.. i hope there will always be Trevor's in this world who dare question

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  5. People who dare to question are often frowned upon!

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  6. Admittedly, and apologetically, this goes above my head today. Sorry.

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  7. Jesus and haggis? An unlikely combination, I think. But, really, what do I know?

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    1. a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep's or calf's offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal's stomach.
      Now that I know I'm stickin' with MMT's question. :)
      ZQ

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  8. I suspect JC would rue whatever satire he slipped into his little parables, but also that the giving work of his hands was much easier to understand than what he said. Always in faith and in the hard cruel world, physical experience is more immediate than words. Do you agree?

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  9. Over my head, too, but undoubtedly cleverly written. I loved your comment on my poem, kiddo. It made me smile. Thank you.

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  10. JC may have been a fan of satire.....or at least the Pharisees might have felt that way.

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  11. This reminds me of "The Name of the Rose"... the lost manuscript talking about laughter... nothing is more dangerous..

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  12. I think JC would be ashamed of so much and so many these days... especially the ones who speak his name, who say they are his, but whose behavior shows that they no nothing and feel less.

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  13. Me thinks juxtaposition is the game here. Interesting and debatable

    Happy Sunday

    Much love...

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  14. Now there's an interesting question! I hope you will write the poem about JC confronting his first haggis.

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  15. I tried, but I don't understand this. Sorry, I suspect there's a good message here.

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  16. Seems straight forward enough to me: if you don't like your beliefs being mocked then don't mock someone else's. Why is that so hard to understand? Can your readers not see the bleeding obvious?

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  17. Well ... who HASN'T mocked a haggis? It's haggis!

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    1. Sounds as if you have never tried one.

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