Teach Our Children
Slowly our fragile receptive minds are filled with ideas not our own.
To be an individual, and unique, is the grand ideal that we all seek,
But deep in our thoughts are the controlling seeds they have sown.
We are told very young not to waver, or what awaits us is Hell,
They read scriptures from their bible, they have one for every sin,
For many, who are too afraid, what they offer is an easy sell,
But for those who hear the old Gods, what they preach is too thin.
They speak of love, peace, and the righteousness of their religion,
Yet their history is forever marked, by torture, death, and war.
Do they think we have forgotten all the bad things they have done?
No ! We hold them accountable for all that has gone on before !
They argue that Pagans were as violent, that we attacked first,
But they forget about Constantine, Theodosius, and Charlemagne.
For all those who they persecuted, they are for an eternity cursed,
We modern Pagans now live with our ancestors sorrow and pain.
Burdened by their religious teachings, we still walk our own path,
Many seek the religious knowledge that the monotheists hid away.
Some children still have to listen to their preaching and their wrath,
This will change as we teach our children of the old religion's way !
- Glenn Bergen,( Ravensheart ), © Copyright 2014.