The revisionists got hold of the bible
and started a rewrite with Genesis.
They extended it to include evidence
of evolution and carbon-fourteen dating.
They dumped the begat chapter.
They created one hundred and seventy-two
one each in the different cultures of the world
founding a religion as best each Abraham understood.
God did not order anyone to sacrifice a child.
The revisionists used two different fonts.
One for metaphorical verses.
One for literal verses.
They did not consider colored ink due to expense.
They did not include Jesus.
The revisionists made God
able to communicate with everyone at a heartfelt level
so that a savior was unnecessary.
Race and nationality never became an issue.
They gave women equal footing with men.
They gave people dogs instead of dogma.
Ritual remained important.
But not so important that ritual was static
There were no lists of death sentences.
The revisionists made clear that the apocalypse
was not an act of war or divine reckoning
but a revealing of the truth that exposed all closets
so people could be themselves—unafraid.
copyright © Kenneth P. Gurney