April 30, 2014


Reason … Or Lies


seldom will reason lead to truth

though a guide of greatest value

all too often imperfect understood

else all would share the same belief

doubt retreating before so obvious

a truth that all who saw would know


reason an unreliable guide to truth

not by any failure to touch reality

but that we too dimly understand

our thought has been corrupted by

lies so more appealing than truth

that reason is incompletely trusted


regardless how reason searches truth

we will never think beyond the lies

which our common Enemy proclaims

until One pure beyond deception

regenerates our befuddled thought

to ignore deceit and reason clearly



If it was truly based on fact or lie

then each of us would be Christian,

or Muslim, or Humanist, or Jew,

or Evolutionist, or Communist, or…


But because our thinking is clouded

by sin we can no more recognize truth

than we can breathe water as our air


Otherwise wed all be Blue Jays fans and

youd all agree that this poem is great J


Reason must have a perfect guide

if it is to be of any lasting value


Reason ... Or Lies
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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