Christian or Infidel: Terrorist Minds – The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

A terrorist is a terrorist…

I struggled with this one. Not just the hardest Wordle (which it is) but the hardest piece that I done so far – and I am not very satisfied with it which does not happen that often for me.

The Sunday Whirl
blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.

This week’s words are (actually a baker’s dozen):


Christian or Infidel: Terrorist Minds

Do you think that Infidels struggle much?
Do they need saving from thoughts that they have?
Will they thrive in Christianity’s touch –
With paradise promised beyond the grave?

Do you think Infidels harden their hearts
Against our true shelter of purest faith?
Their lives, do you think, spent in godless parts,
Will burn eternal in judgment and wrath?

So, if we believe these nonbelievers
Are lost because of their self-reliance,
Must we think them such social upheavers
That they’ll bomb to maintain their resilience?

Guaranteed: those who shock – Christian or not –
Will be shipped where it’s infernally hot!

Randy Mazie

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8 thoughts on “Christian or Infidel: Terrorist Minds – The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

  1. Lots of thoughts about this week’s terror in Boston and beyond. My second week here. This is the most challenging of the challenges I do. Maybe this will help me release these feelings. Thank you.

  2. interesting how the old guys never strap it up
    they just convince young men
    that right and wrong turn upside down
    and when the siren wail
    and police dogs howl
    they sip their tea and
    yawning deeply
    snuggle under the duvet.

    • That is so true, at times, because of the old guys.
      Well written indictment.
      And yet “old guys” could be interchangeable with so other many nouns/categories
      that affect those who have to suffer their influences.
      Thank you for sharing the piece.

      I will say this also about old men though, sometimes:
      “It is time I stepped aside
      for a less experienced and less able man.”
      Scott Elledge (quote from Google search)

      and something that I often think about (my haiku):

      when it rains, do fish
      stay out? Or do they swim home
      to their nice warm beds.

      Randy

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